All summer, photographer Jim Baugh has been capturing composite images of the night sky.
“It has been a great Milky Way Season with this year providing us with twice as many clear skies as 2019. For the “Grand Finale” I wanted to celebrate the end of Milky Season and the coming of fall. So had the idea to light paint the entire beach with fall colors. Meaning, I had to walk that beach 50 times setting up 25 lights, all total foreground image was 25 exposures at 9 seconds totaling 225 seconds at 400 ISO, Tokina 11-16mm. No tracking.The Milky Way last night was a very narrow window of about 10 minutes before the moon came up, so I fired off two 5-minute exposures and stacked them. Tracking mount was Ioptron Sky Tracker, Tokina 11-16, ISO 200, on a Cannon 200d/sl2” — Jim Baugh