The Milky Way arcs over the rugged coast of Maine on a clear night in May, 2020.
Nikon D810A with NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8 lens @ 14mm and f/2.8 for all shots. Blend of two panoramas, one for the sky and one for the foreground, 6 exposures each. The sky exposures are 20 seconds each at ISO 3200, and the foreground exposures are 2 minutes each at ISO 4000. All shots were taken in the same spot on the same night under dark skies. I used PTGui to stitch the two panoramas separately, and then I manually blended the sky and foreground together in Photoshop.
This is the first time I’ve used PTGui, other than a quick test of it years ago, and I can’t believe it took me so long to use it again. I normally use Lightroom or Photoshop’s built-in panorama stitching but, as is not uncommon with either of those, it was causing ugly stitching issues and the panoramas were hard to line up for blending. I gave PTGui a try and it worked wonderfully. The panoramas came together without issues, aligning for blending was much easier, and PTGui stitched the panoramas together blazingly fast. I think I was able to stitch both panos in the amount of time it would have taken Lightroom to stitch one pano, maybe even faster.