IN THE PEMBINA VALLEY, NOT FAR FROM MORDEN, MANITOBA…
It’s early November, not far out of Miami, MB. There’s snow on the ground, and I can barely hear my boots crunching in the snow due to the howling wind.
After about 10 mins, I reach the old barn. I find my composition, setup my tripod, and get several shots of the night sky.
These are combined in a program called Sequator to increase the clarity of the stars and to reduce the digital noise from shooting at a high ISO (6400). This is photographic nerd speak that means the image looks better after running it through this program.
Then it’s time to get light painting. I setup my timer for 15 second shutter speeds, and run into place. I use my flashlight to “paint” the light on the barn from different directions.
With the sky image complete and the light painted frames edited, I take them into Photoshop where I blend and combine all the images into the final result…
I hope you enjoyed this very simple explanation of how I create images like this! Please follow my Instagram and Facebook pages for more Manitoba Nightscapes! Thank you!