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Taken 15/03/10

A very rare sighting of Mercury (nearest moon) especially like this.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Venus, Mercury and fingernail Moon
Username:barral barral
Uploaded:18 Apr 2010 - 10:58 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Wildlife / nature
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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2010 - 11:32 PM

brilliant .. no crit needed is there ?
Diana

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Davesumner
19 Apr 2010 - 12:18 PM

Hi BArrie,

Wow!! great capture, not many people would appreciate this I guess. Diana said there was no crit required but I think there is a bit of room for improvement. I love the way in which you captured the planets and the moon in a diagonal line and the inclusion of a bit of the hills is great. The twilight is lovely and adds some colour into what could have been a black sky and white overexposed blobs which is what usually happens with the moon.

I've uploaded a mod where I've cropped the image to get the Moon and Venus into opposite corners as I thought there was a bit much space around them. This also removed some of the hills so they only filled a corner and didn't distract away from the planets. I then flipped it horizontally to get the diagonal of the planets going from bottom left to top right as it apperently is more appealing to the eye. I then added a bit of saturation in the yellow, red and blue channels. I finished by removing some noise using Neat Image and then uploaded for you to see.

I hope it helps

DaVeS

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dEOSnnis70
19 Apr 2010 - 4:22 PM

Brillhant picture!

I didn't know Mercury could be seen outside of the moon, or rather, easter.

Regarding Dave Sumner's mod: I like the way he pumped-up the color, although the original works for me too. One critique, though, this scene happens during a sunset so the the moon is a waxing crescent and the planets are supposed to be to it's left - not the other way around.
As a part-time casual astronomer/observer, i could help myself not commenting on this fact.

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 4:33 PM

You cant change the position of the planets!

with all due respect...you cant change the universe unless all you want is a pretty picture ..so back to the drawing board maybe, I donít mind the pumping up of colours but leave the planets where they are Ö.please..


isn't that the beauty in a rare shot such as this? the postioning of the planets, it would be for me anyway ..

Diana

Last Modified By Diana at 19 Apr 2010 - 4:38 PM

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 4:55 PM

Very simple, very basic, very good.

The impact is tremendous.

Paul

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barral
barral  10 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 - 7:45 PM

Hi Alll

Thanks for your kind comments and Dave I love your modification but what would Einstein say, you've turned the Universe inside out, back to front, upside down and the wrong way around. Back to the drawing board I'm afraid. Wink I do like it though as it's very pleasing to the eye. I've always loved astronomy and only scratch the surface really. I watch The Sky At Night and note (and draw) upcoming events and try to catch them as best I can. I feel priviliged that I've seen and captured Mercury as only 1% of the population have seen it.

Thanks again

Barrie

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PCarman
PCarman  1
11 Jan 2014 - 11:12 PM

like it

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