The 1910 Liberty Schoolhouse, a classic pioneer one-room school, on the Alberta prairie under the stars on a spring night, with circumpolar star trail

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Alan Dyer / VWPics / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: PRK0EM
The 1910 Liberty Schoolhouse, a classic pioneer one-room school, on the Alberta prairie under the stars on a spring night, with circumpolar star trails circling Polaris, and an aurora dancing to the north. Moonlight from the 8-day-old waxing Moon provides the illumination. This is a stack of 155 exposures for the sky for the star trails, and a mean-combined stack of 8 exposures for the ground to smooth noise, with a vintage effect using Luminar applied to the ground for the rustic tone. Star trail stacking with Advanced Stacker Plus Actions in Photoshop with Ultrastreaks effect. With the Laowa 15mm lens and Sony a7III camera. All 20 seconds at f/2.8 and at ISO 800, and taken as part of a 360-frame time-lapse.