I recently took the opportunity to shoot the milky way over a popular landmark here in Franconia, Germany. It’s called the Walberla, which is the little chapel on the hill above the town.
I’ve median-stacked 16 frames (ISO640, 5", 55mm FF) and aligned them using hugin (great for masking out the foreground). I took a long exposure (160") of the foreground at ISO100, but it still came out very noisy unfortunately. I’ve processed each image separately, trying to match the WB and reduce the color pollution which is pretty noticeable in this area. Finally I’ve blended the two images using gimp.
Any comments on what I could do better will be greatly appreciated! I can also share the RAWs if there’s interest. (However, they are ~90MB each)
[Edit: Just wanted to mention the SW I used: darktable, gimp, hugin and gmic]