DMarx-2013-04-25-4909-Edit-Moonlight on The Fox Creek Schoolhouse.jpg
Moonlight illuminates the historic Fox Creek Schoolhouse at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Kansas. This National Park protects almost all that is left of the tallgrass eco-system that used to stretch across the middle of North America. To learn more about this gorgeous park go to http://www.nps.gov/tapr/index.htm
This image is not a composite. I shot the whole image in a single exposure but processing the raw file took a bit of work. I used Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 to fix the white balance and the exposure then used Nik Software's DFine and Sharpener Pro to crisp up the stars and cancel out the noise. Finishing touches were added using Adobe Photoshop CC. Nik's noise cancellation is particularly amazing here since this was shot at ISO 12800!
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