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#1 SL63 AMG

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:08 AM

This is my first image processed under new instruction.

LRGB 16x7x7x7 600s unguided subs @ 900mm FL F/3.6

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:33 AM

Nice spin Dave,

Well done, so much dust picked up.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:36 AM

Excellent job. One of my favourite objects.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:30 AM

Nice work Dave!

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:50 AM

Beautiful... next year maybe I shall try again

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:03 AM

Very nice Dave! I like it a lot.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:52 AM

Yea, that is very nice indeed.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:41 AM

Outstanding!!! Wow!!!

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

Beautiful Dave, fantastic detail and dust! I'd probably want to see just a little more saturation on the colors but it is what I would call a very realistic rendition of this object. Congrats!

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:57 PM

Nice work David! I think there might be a little more room for some dust in there. Its very clean looking.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:01 PM

Very nice Dave, lots of details!

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:02 PM

...but it is what I would call a very realistic rendition of this object.

Yeah that's it, realistic. Whatever the 'new instruction' is it's working. This shot has that 'feel' of looking at the object, not a picture of the object. I can't quite pin down exactly what produces that quality in a pic, but I know it when I see it.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:45 PM

...but it is what I would call a very realistic rendition of this object.

Yeah that's it, realistic. Whatever the 'new instruction' is it's working. This shot has that 'feel' of looking at the object, not a picture of the object. I can't quite pin down exactly what produces that quality in a pic, but I know it when I see it.


Mike, I think it is the "Dustiness" of the image. I imagine if we were close enough to an object such as this to really "see" it, that since it is made up of gas and dust that it is probably going to be pretty muted and not the brilliant colors we are use to in our efforts to create art.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:08 PM

Mike, I think it is the "Dustiness" of the image. I imagine if we were close enough to an object such as this to really "see" it, that since it is made up of gas and dust that it is probably going to be pretty muted and not the brilliant colors we are use to in our efforts to create art.

Maybe 'realistic' isn't the word I'm looking for. I agree that even traveling to these objects wouldn't let us see them as they are in pics.

It's the 'looking through a window' effect that I'm talking about. Something about the clarity and illusion of depth that I find extremely hard to produce in processing. I think a clean background and just the right colors in the starfield have a lot to do with it.

I thought dsnope's recent 3521 also had this quality...

http://www.cloudynig...5684595/page...

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:18 PM

Mike, I think it is the "Dustiness" of the image. I imagine if we were close enough to an object such as this to really "see" it, that since it is made up of gas and dust that it is probably going to be pretty muted and not the brilliant colors we are use to in our efforts to create art.

Maybe 'realistic' isn't the word I'm looking for. I agree that even traveling to these objects wouldn't let us see them as they are in pics.

It's the 'looking through a window' effect that I'm talking about. Something about the clarity and illusion of depth that I find extremely hard to produce in processing. I think a clean background and just the right colors in the starfield have a lot to do with it.

I thought dsnope's recent 3521 also had this quality...

http://www.cloudynig...5684595/page...


OK, I see what you are saying, yes, the depth is terrific in this M78, and the FOV may have a bit to do with that too.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:46 AM

Thank you for all the wonderful comments. I worked hard to bring out what seemed like a natural feel and colors without cooking the image.

I looked at many M78 images and tried to imagine what it looked like through a telescope but seeing color.

Learning a process flow using a combination of CCDSTack (taught by Adam Block) combined with new training on PixInsight and a mix of Photoshop training from several sources is enabling me to finally process my own images.

It's a great feeling.

Again, thank you for the compliments.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:14 PM

It's beautiful Dave, great image!

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:55 AM

Nice work Dave, your doing a great job!

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:02 PM

Great job Dave. I guess I need to bring John over to my place for a week too :)

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:04 PM

Great job Dave. I guess I need to bring John over to my place for a week too :)

Dean


I agree, but you'll need elbee also. The colaboration is quite effective.

It sure beats any of the videos available.

#21 Harel_Boren

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

This came out very well !
Cheers,
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