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Quote:...but it is what I would call a very realistic rendition of this object.
Quote:Quote:...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.
Quote: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.
Quote:Quote: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.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5684595/page...
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Quote:Great job Dave. I guess I need to bring John over to my place for a week too Dean
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