We’re back on the Gran Sasso, this is the road that leads to the summit of the mountain to the valley of Campo Imperatore. I had stopped for some time with the car in this area and after shooting my main shot I started exploring different angles to find some other interesting spot.
I made this picture by a single shot taken at ISO 3200 f2.8 and 30 sec, I developed two different processing to the sky and to the foreground. At first I opened Camera Raw trying to set the correct values to view all parts of the picture and saved the result. Than I opened the same image in Camera Raw setting values of high contrast and everything that could bring out the most of the beauty of the milky way. Open the two images as layers I then auto align them, with the help of layer masks I replaced the first sky to the second. Other major initiatives were a dodge and burn to the colors of the Milky Way, sharpening, detail, contrast, noise reduction and LAB Coloring.
Camera: Nikon D-800
Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2,8 (Shot at 14mm)
ISO: 3200 at f/2,8 – 30 sec
Software: Photoshop CC2015