Monday, January 6, 2014

Moon Burst at Sunburst Peak by Mei Xu

"Moon Burst at Sunburst Peak" (Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park, Canada) ~ © Mei Xu (click to enlarge)
Mei Xu supplied our Photo of the Day. It was taken with a Nikon D700, using a 17-35mm f/2.8 lens. She blended two images. The mountain was photographed using an exposure of f/16, 20 seconds, at ISO 200. The night sky exposure was f/2.8, 6 seconds, at ISO 1600. The images were processed and blended using Lightroom and Photoshop.

Mei currently lives in Colorado. When she is traveling, hiking and skiing, the camera is her third eye to explore the wonder of the world and to capture the beauty of the nature. She finds this type of night photography challenging because it requires one to shoot images at different times in order to reduce noise and compress the contrast ratio into an image that can be seen photographically. "There are tons of beautiful images about Mt. Assiniboine. I think mine is different than others. It is unique with the moon and beautiful texture of the clouds," says Mei.

More of Mei's work can be seen on her website and her 500px 'Mengzhonghua' page.

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  1. That's a beautiful composition!

  2. how do you blend the two images in LR ? via a plugin ?
    cheers, Chris

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