Spring has yet to show around here so time stacking made an otherwise drab field look pretty cool.
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We had some fast moving puffy clouds yesterday so I went to Blendon Woods to try another time stack photo. It’s shot in portrait mode to emphasize the cloud movement.
This is 399 one second exposures taken one second apart and stacked in reverse order in StarStaX, a free image stacking program for Windows, Linux and Mac. The script I wrote for Photoshop does something similar, but StarStax is faster, easier and more versatile. I also took a fast, 1/2000 second, exposure so the foreground and trees could be composited on top of the stack. This eliminates any blurring in the grass and trees so only the clouds are time stacked.