Milky Way @ Mt St Helens – Condensed in Time

It was a fun drive up Mt St Helens over the weekend. I was rooting for the sunset and there was some good light. But the highlight of the trip definitely was the milky way – suspended over St Helens. As we watched the stars drift across, the distant light on the horizon, lit up the clouds from beneath. It was ethereal.

I have tried to capture that feeling and moment in time. Nothing in this shot was created in Photoshop, It was all there – the stars, the clouds, the distant light and Mt St Helens. This is a composite of 60 shots each with an exposure of 30 seconds. One of the intermediate shots was processed to highlight the milky way; others were processed to highlight the star trail. I present to you ‘Condensed in Time’ – Approximately 30 minutes from that night, condensed into a single shot for you to enjoy. Hope u like it !

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Mt. St Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington, USA
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5 Responses to “Milky Way @ Mt St Helens – Condensed in Time”

  1. Awesome shot Sathya! Great job putting this together. I have always wanted to try star trails!

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    • @Michael – I was not a big fan of the circular star streak shots. I was mostly inclined towards shooting the milky way kind of shots. But when I learnt about the stacking approach to star trails, it opened up lot more avenues to try mix & match and loving the results :)

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