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Looking into the night

By AntHolloway
First post in a while, taken whilst hosting a night photography evening with the local camera club.

The sunset didn't really play ball but at least there was some texture in the sky.

Three exposures were combined in Photomatix (ISO 100, f/6.3, 0.5s, 2s, 8s), with the 'remove moving objects' option ticked to remove ghosts due to the moving clouds.

I've put the 2s exposure on as image 3, then the output from Photomatix as image 2.

To produce the final image I've uses PSP X and duplicated the original image, run clarify on the duplicate to increase the contrast and set this layer to multiply at 30%. I used a black paintbrush at 20% opacity the darken down the overly bright grass in the lower left.

After merging these layers I've again duplicated the image, increased the saturation and masked out most of the image to just bring up the sunset colours.

After that a resize and unsharp mask before uploading.

Tags: Telescope Architecture Digitally manipulated Jodrell bank Lovell telescope Jodrell Landscape and travel

Voters: proz, graeme34, User_Removed and 27 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes



proz 18 205 United States
15 Sep 2007 5:26PM
amazing skies
15 Sep 2007 5:29PM
Superb composition

User_Removed 16 485 13 England
15 Sep 2007 5:31PM
excellent composition and a superb shot
martin.w 21 619 29 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2007 5:42PM
The process was a bit 'woosh' for me, but like the end result Smile
Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
15 Sep 2007 5:56PM
Excellent light and comp.
kinfatric 18 550 9 Scotland
15 Sep 2007 6:07PM
good work all round
MalcolmS Plus
17 1.2k 13 England
15 Sep 2007 6:40PM
Great construction Tony, superb light

15 Sep 2007 7:03PM
Nicely done.

franken Plus
20 5.7k 4 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2007 9:01AM
Very dramatic! Well composed and good lighting.

AntHolloway 17 168 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2007 10:37AM
Cheers all, thanks for the comments.

ericfaragh 19 149 6 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2007 12:14PM
Lovely low light exposure, great use of the wide angle.

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