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wouterdhoye

clavius processing, which is best?

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Hi,

No good weather, moon too low.. So reprocessing some images. Below a couple of versions of Clavius. Which one do you prefer, and why, or why not ?

Images taken with CFF 300 f/20 ASI174 with Baader IR685.

Thanks for having a look.

Wouter.

clavius-1st.jpg

clavius-2nd.jpg

clavius-3th.jpg

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For me it would be a 50% mix of 1 and 2.  Fabulous detail. 

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The middle one for me, first one is too dark and the last one is too contrasty.

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Nice images Wouter. I'm going to spoil the consistency in responses... I agree that the middle one is probably the best in terms of clarity of detail; but aesthetically I prefer the first one; the lower overall brightness level and the contrast appeal to me - perhaps because it's reminiscent of some of the Apollo imagery. The bottom one seems overly processed.

Nigel

 

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Going to really kick it off, number 3 for me but I always have a tendency to over process my moon shots

 

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Middle one for me. Better contrast than the first and more detail in the shadows of the third. :) Lovely image!

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As an out-and-out lunar processing ignoramus, I like 3 as it has more 'pop'.

This almost certainly means it isn't the best one... ?

Ady

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Thanks everybody for the comments already. Guess I'll give it another go. I personally believe all three have something going for them. Maybe need to find a way of getting the best out of all three in one image.

Wouter.

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Great images my friend. To my untutored eye the third one has a little more "zing" .

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1 hour ago, wouterdhoye said:

Thanks everybody for the comments already. Guess I'll give it another go. I personally believe all three have something going for them. Maybe need to find a way of getting the best out of all three in one image.

Wouter.

I think you have proved that there is no one 'right' version - fine-tuning an excellent image is always down to personal taste. 

It's a good image ☺ 

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3 hours ago, adyj1 said:

I think you have proved that there is no one 'right' version - fine-tuning an excellent image is always down to personal taste. 

It's a good image ☺ 

Aboslutely true... 

I'm not very long into lunar imaging, only a little over a year, so still trying to improve myself and the processing. 

 

Wouter.

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I’m with number two too - there’s never a simple answer as it’s usually down to personal taste, but whatever, there is superb data in there, no doubt.

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The three of them are fine images, but I also would go with the second one, it just seems more natural. :thumbsup:

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Middle one: Good detail, smooth surface and no artifacts, they were creeping into the third image.

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