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The car spoils it for me.  :happy8:

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Nice image but it has been pushed seriously hard on the processing. Too hard for my taste perhaps. But is cracking.

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Spectacular and interesting but I agree, the car spoils it.  I can put up with the over-processing.

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I would prefer without the car, but I think there's a reason for leaving it in there - i.e. it shows it's upside down - made me thing for a split-second anyway ;)   Can't think of any other reason it'd be there, as it's so easy to 'shop out...

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It's a beautiful piece of art but just way too much PhotoShopping for an astrophotograph for my tastes.

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Look again folks.  That picture proves that the earth is flat!   :hello2:

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Good job it wasn't cloudy!

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There's another car on the right hand side with what looks like red torches shining and a telescope. The mountain in the "reflection" dont even match up. 

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Pretty amazing compsite image with some very hard work put in. Don't think I've seen the entire galactic plane expressed this this before.

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But the reflections don't add up.. Intentional I guess but kinda off putting all the same.

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Posted (edited)
13 minutes ago, M Astronomy said:

But the reflections don't add up.. Intentional I guess but kinda off putting all the same.

This is not a reflected image, one part is taken in the northern hemisphere with the associated landscape and the other using the southern (signified by the upside down car).

Alan

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Looks like a reflection at first sight but you need to read the blurb that accompanies it - then it makes sense even if it does seem "all wrong".

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Upside down isn't It? And over exaggerated.
Purty just the same.

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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, Alien 13 said:

This is not a reflected image, one part is taken in the northern hemisphere with the associated landscape and the other using the southern (signified by the upside down car).

Alan

I got that due to the SMC/LMC. 

Have to adnit that as an image...............it just doesnt work for me personally.

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Same here.

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On 13/03/2018 at 20:29, Alien 13 said:

This is not a reflected image, one part is taken in the northern hemisphere with the associated landscape and the other using the southern (signified by the upside down car).

Alan

Ah!  Interesting concept and execution..

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The recent U.K. weather must have given me cabin fever, all I want to know is what make of telescope is it in the photo 😜

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Personally I think that is one amazing bit of work, and endeavour.  The planning that must have gone into it, even the idea of doing it, with excellent processing in getting the pictures to match etc etc.

A well deserved APOD, not sure if this would exclude you now from entering the RO Astroimger of the year contest, but it is the sort of thing they they would find very interesting.

Congratulations. 

Carole 

 

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Posted (edited)

I'm with Carole  on this (1) its took a significant amount of thought, planning and imagination. (2) the car and campsite subtly included the photographer in the image (3) the inverted car and horizon mismatch tell us something unusual is going on where most astro images create the illusion of an objective reality and (4) the striking colour is part of the deal. It grabs you attention then you have to look three or our times to peel away the layers to realise it's far from what it appears at first sight (the milky way reflected in water).

The more I look at it the more I appreciate it.

P.S. follow the 'appended' link on that page for a subtly connected easter egg!

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Just realised the person who posted it up is not the imager.  :iamwithstupid:

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It is like looking with someone else's glasses on, does the brain in as it is all wrong.

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On 13/03/2018 at 20:29, Alien 13 said:

This is not a reflected image, one part is taken in the northern hemisphere with the associated landscape and the other using the southern (signified by the upside down car).

Alan

On 13/03/2018 at 21:22, Gina said:

Looks like a reflection at first sight but you need to read the blurb that accompanies it - then it makes sense even if it does seem "all wrong".

Yes it does make sense. :iamwithstupid:

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