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Did i over process the milky way image i took last weekend from Wales?

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#1 Rocklobster

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 08:06 PM

Hi, 

 

I went to Wales with a mate last weekend and took this image from our campsite. I looked at lots of other AP'ers images online for reference and this is my  result. The hill is blurry because, stupidly, i didnt take a short exposure shot in order to extract it.

 

I tend to over process my images at first then revise them a few weeks, so ii thought i would get some opinions from you fine folk I have also provided a link to my stacked image in case anyone is interested. 

 

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Canon 4000D unmodified

Star Adventurer 2i

50mm f/2.8

ISO 800

69 x 80sec

 

Stacked in either DSS or Sequator, i cant remember, but i tried both

Processed in Photoshop

 

Link to stacked, unprocessed file

 

https://we.tl/t-JuCC7lay0v

 

MW_CADAIRIDRIS_01.JPG

 

 

Thanks!

 

 


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Posted 25 July 2021 - 08:25 PM

I adjusted the hillside brightness a tad

 

MW_CADAIRIDRIS_02.JPG


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Posted 25 July 2021 - 08:36 PM

The only thing I can see off the bat is there shouldn't be any blue in the night sky like that

 

https://clarkvision....ost-processing/

 

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 08:49 PM

I am no expert but I like it. Very nice. 👍

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 08:58 PM

The only thing I can see off the bat is there shouldn't be any blue in the night sky like that

 

https://clarkvision....ost-processing/

 

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Fantastic link. Thank you so much for posting it. I see what you mean and am working on it now



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Posted 25 July 2021 - 08:59 PM

I am no expert but I like it. Very nice.

Thank you my friend!



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Posted 25 July 2021 - 09:10 PM

The only thing I can see off the bat is there shouldn't be any blue in the night sky like that

 

https://clarkvision....ost-processing/

 

See examples

Hows this?

 

MW_CADAIRIDRIS_03.JPG


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Posted 25 July 2021 - 09:34 PM

It's a little strong, but I like all of them.  waytogo.gif  A little more wider field might help?

 

The de-blued version looks like you could be getting close to an active volcano. tongue2.gif



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Posted 25 July 2021 - 09:59 PM

It's a little strong, but I like all of them.  waytogo.gif  A little more wider field might help?

 

The de-blued version looks like you could be getting close to an active volcano. tongue2.gif

Yes, that was the reason i posted it here. i thought i over egged it to much, here is a new darker, less saturated version, but i need to go back quite a few steps to reduce the overall MW effect. Thanks for your feedback mate

MW_CADAIRIDRIS_04.JPG


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Posted 25 July 2021 - 10:00 PM

I should add that the original full size version is not as blurry as this compressed jpg is/looks.   Im sure you all know that



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Posted 28 July 2021 - 11:39 PM

I blended your second and third images together 50/50. smile.gif

 

Don't get too hung up on "proper" color. This is a hobby, a pastime, to be enjoyed. Make the color whatever you want. wink.gif

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 01:27 AM

These imagines are like Pokemon and I wanna have em all..

Enjoy the craft and grow your skills into what you observe that you like, or create own Warhol stylized image..

Clear Skies !!



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Posted 02 August 2021 - 11:22 PM

I blended your second and third images together 50/50. smile.gif

Don't get too hung up on "proper" color. This is a hobby, a pastime, to be enjoyed. Make the color whatever you want. wink.gif

Thanks mate. I agree totally, especially with milky way images. Those afford a lot of artistic creative license.

I personally liked my image, but was curious what more experienced APers thought as, as I mentioned, I do have a tendency to over do the processing on my first go.

Cheers

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 11:23 PM

These imagines are like Pokemon and I wanna have em all..

Enjoy the craft and grow your skills into what you observe that you like, or create own Warhol stylized image..

Clear Skies !!

Quoted for agreement. Cheers mate

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Posted 05 August 2021 - 04:50 PM

Is that....Bigfoot on the left?


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Posted 05 August 2021 - 06:13 PM

I used Tone Mapping in Photoshop to bring out the faint nebulosity while retaining detail in the bright areas. Tone Mapping is available in the NIK Collection for PS (free Google version).

 

Thanks for posting your original version of the Milky Way.

 

Milky_Way_CN_3.jpg


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Posted 06 August 2021 - 09:17 PM

I used Tone Mapping in Photoshop to bring out the faint nebulosity while retaining detail in the bright areas. Tone Mapping is available in the NIK Collection for PS (free Google version).

 

Thanks for posting your original version of the Milky Way.

 

attachicon.gifMilky_Way_CN_3.jpg

I like it other than the hill, which i think looks better green, but thats a simple comp in PS.

 

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