Unhook the Stars

Unhook the Stars – Nikon D850 and NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8 lens

How could I possibly resist taking a photo of the Milky Way over a dory named Unhook the Stars in Dark Harbour on Grand Manan? From what I know, these dories have teflon on the bottoms of them (the white material you see on the bottom of the boat) which is to protect them when they are hauled up and over the protecting sea wall at the edge of Dark Harbour. I believe many of these dories are used for harvesting dulse (a type of seaweed) along the west side of the island.
 
This was shot with a sample unit of the new Nikon D850 while I was fortunate to have one on loan from Nikon earlier in August.
 
This is a blend of multiple images for depth of field, low noise, and pinpoint stars. The sky is from 10 exposures star stacked in Starry Landscape Stacker (available for Mac only but you can use Photoshop or other software) for pinpoint stars and low noise. The 10 exposures were at ISO 25,600, f/2.8, for 10 seconds each. The foreground is from two exposures at different focus points blended for depth of field, both at ISO 1600, f/2.8, for 8 minutes each.
 
All shots were taken with a sample Nikon D850 using the NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8 lens @ 14mm.
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