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#1 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 02:32 PM

In the last days my 6 inch Mak waited three times for a sketch - but I got always clouds. Today I had the chance of ~1 hour clear sky. I started with the highlight in the bright sunshine. A red filter helped to intensify the contrast. Then I worked on the shadows which I finished at 21:00 UT. (I always note the time of the shadow sketch). The sun was below the horizon then. At last I shaded the subtle details.

Maginification was 120x. More mag was not meaningful because of the low moon.

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#2 frank5817

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 02:47 PM

Uwe,

Wow! Very nice sketching. It is often a good idea to start on these quarter moon sketches in summer when the moon is near the meridian before sunset. :bow:

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 04:53 AM

Uwe,

An outstanding observation of Goldschmidt and Anaxoras. Your lunar observations have improved dramatically over the short time that you have been posting them on the forum. Your gradients (shades) and shdows are better than ever. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 02:54 PM

I agree with Carlos. It looks like you have found your own style... and I like it!

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 06:28 PM

Nice sketching. Great feeling of depth across such a shallow scene...

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 10:02 PM

I agree with the others....nice sketching. Enjoyed the view.

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:50 AM

WOW!! Really great sketch Uwe :D Seems like I could just take a stroll on the Moon :D :rainbow: :goodjob:

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 06:20 AM

Uwe,

Nice sketch! I like those craters where one gets an oblique view. Your lunar sketches get better and better.

#9 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 06:59 AM

Thank you for your comments. I modified my sketching procedure some time ago. Before this I was not satified with the highlights. These are much better now.






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