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I couldn't do much with this small active region from yesterday, April 17th.  So I turned to black & white.

The vignetting is intentional.  (My wife said, "Whatcha doing... trying to be an artist?") LOL

I need Charl to teach me how to do this.

Thanks for the peek.

Clear Skies

 

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great mono mate, dont be too hard on yourself, we can only do what the skys give us and that tiny actve region isnt the brightist. i use a photoshop plugin called Topaz its a great set of filters what is less agressive than the photoshop ones, i use them on WL and HA first topaz detail which lets you make micro adjustments then claritiy which deals with contrast and brightness then iver topaz clean and or denoise if needed, i think Topaz is still doing a free trial if you want to try it out.

ive good skys forcast for tomorrow, hope you have the same mate. charl.

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18 hours ago, xtreemchaos said:

great mono mate, dont be too hard on yourself, we can only do what the skys give us and that tiny actve region isnt the brightist. i use a photoshop plugin called Topaz its a great set of filters what is less agressive than the photoshop ones, i use them on WL and HA first topaz detail which lets you make micro adjustments then claritiy which deals with contrast and brightness then iver topaz clean and or denoise if needed, i think Topaz is still doing a free trial if you want to try it out.

ive good skys forcast for tomorrow, hope you have the same mate. charl.

Thanks for the tips, Charl.  I have the full-blown, paid version of Topaz, but seldom use it.  I like the noise reduction that Topaz's algorithm employs, but will certainly give the whole thing another run after your suggestion.

I'm clouded in for the next two days... first chance will be Saturday.

Clear Skies my friend.:icon_biggrin:

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I think that's pretty darn good. [chuckling] Tried searching for active (disk)
regions and it all looked rather similar! A "few in the pipeline" today despite.
Nice and Warm... Couldn't let our brief UK "Summer" go entirely to waste? :D 

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