Nighscape by @galactic_kiwi
Chosen by @fascinatingimagery
The reflecting pool
. Blend, pano, stack
I've been slowly working on this shot from back in October as it has turned out to be quite challenging to put together. While it was all shot at the same time/location/position, the focus stacked subject (myself) had to be blended into the sky and reflection which was focused to infinity. This gave the illusion of a full depth of field. Maybe next time I try this I'll leave the stars out of focus to draw more attention to the subject. The reflection was a challenge in itself, mainly because the wind speed was changing from the start to the finish of the panorama which explains the inconsistent star reflection. I had shot the reflection with short exposures like the sky, so I was able to stack the reflection using sequator in the frames where the water was calm enough.
Nikon D750, Sigma 40mm Art
Sky and reflection: 6 sec, f/1.8, ISO 3200
Subject: [1.6, 6, 25 sec], f/1.8, ISO 800