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johnfosteruk

Earthshine Part 2

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For a while I've been trying to produce an image showing earthshine and the illuminated portion of the moon in the same image. With very little success

This evening I've had a breakthrough though. This is 5 stops worth of images in 1/3 stop increments put through the HDR machine. You might scoff but a little more tweaking and I reckon I'll have something presentable.

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John, i would say thats a pretty darn good Earthshine image, its a tricky one to do right

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Well I'm about to scoff, but my friends brought me Hollands Meat and Potato Pies!!!

Planned 'scoffing' yum.

Best, Rich

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Looks like it could be a useful technique with a little honing.

What exactly is an HDR machine, an app which combines the images?

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1 hour ago, nightfisher said:

John, i would say thats a pretty darn good Earthshine image, its a tricky one to do right

Thanks Jules. I think if I lower the white point on the brighter images I'll be somewhere near it.

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38 minutes ago, RichM63 said:

Well I'm about to scoff, but my friends brought me Hollands Meat and Potato Pies!!!

Planned 'scoffing' yum.

Best, Rich

Planned scoffing is so much better than unplanned :)

 

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32 minutes ago, Stu said:

Looks like it could be a useful technique with a little honing.

What exactly is an HDR machine, an app which combines the images?

I think I'm a few steps away from a decent image but it's getting there, just need to tweak the contrast in the subs.

The HDR machine is just HDR software for bracketed images. I've tried a few times but the glow in the brighter images caused problems with alignment. The HDR tool in the Nik Efex package nailed it though, but only after I played with the levels in the RAW files.

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Nicely done.  This is something I've wanted to have a go at for ages.

James

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5 hours ago, johnfosteruk said:

  few steps away from a decent image but it's getting there,

Excellent ! (or should I say - very promising ?! ) I like it :) very much.

Quite so  - - as some wag once said " it's the journey, not the destination "

 

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18 hours ago, SilverAstro said:

Quite so  - - as some wag once said " it's the journey, not the destination "

 

I've said it more than once. Does that mean I'm a wag? Whats a wag? :)

 

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