I cannot imagine going through all that hell to make a picture of anything. I gave up on Planned Photoshop Heroics years ago. Now I save it (PPH) for life-threatening emergencies only.
How hard do we have to make it? How about 120,000 captures with a cellphone camera assembled in a Cray supercomputer?
A big piece of film and an hour or two in Photoshop ought to get you more than what this guy got in two months. This is getting to be as wrenching as fingernails on a chalkboard.