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alan4908

Third attempt at M31

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After watching Adam Block's latest video PS tutorial ("Cosmic Canvas"), I've had another go at reprocessing my third attempt at M31. This time I tried out two new techniques: Shadows and Highlights for increasing colour and HDR Toning on the synthetic luminance for boosting contrast. I was impressed by both methods, so I'll incorporate these into my evolving PS workflow.

LIGHTS: 42 x 300s + 23 x 600s; DARKS: 30; BIAS: 100; FLATS: 40.

Alan

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Thanks for all the comments - I was very pleased with the colour and the level of detail. This was the first time I didn't have to faff around trying to get the colour I wanted ! - hopefully, a sign of progress...

Alan

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Cracking image mate

Some great colours in there and real depth to it as well

Gareth

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Gareth and Laudrop - Thanks for the comments.

The two additional PS techniques I used (Shadows and Highlights on the RGB and HDR toning on the synthetic luminance), definitely seemed to enhance the colour and details, respectively. I will be trying these out again on other images. :)

Alan

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