I headed out with another photographer friend and some models to my favorite dark sky location of Cape Palliser in New Zealand. The aim was to photograph the models using the night sky as a backdrop. We managed to shoot all of the images a single exposures except for this one.

This image is a composite of a foreground and background element. Both elements were shot through the same camera and lens and in the same position only minutes apart. For the foreground element, the shutter speed was increased to capture Sarah mid leap into the air. And for the background element, the shutter was slowed down again to 30 seconds to capture the night sky and Milky Way. The aperture and ISO remained the same during both shots. The two elements were then composited together in Photoshop.

You can read a blog on the evening of shooting here: http://theartofnight.com/2014/03/under-the-milky-way-girls-by-starlight/

copyright 2014 | Mark Gee | theartofnight.com

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