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To Boldly Go

By stevepwest  
A composite of six different photos, all mine and original. The stars in the background are two images 1) The stars in the sky, taken outside my house 2) The laser Christmas lights in my front garden reflecting off the wet grass. 3) The moon, again outside my house, colour adjusted to make it a 'Mars' red. 4 & 5) The nebula and gas cloud are the laser lights again, taken through the frosted glass in my front door, defocused, and on one, desaturated. 6) A scale model of USS Voyager I made last year, photographed in my living room with an octagon softbox above and a silver reflector below. Lights on the model are LED's in the model itself,

Tags: Model Moon Scale Space Digital art Stars Science fiction Starship voyager

Voters: Toobi_Won, mike9005, RLF and 11 more


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Toobi_Won 8 77 7 England
7 Jan 2019 2:50PM
Nice composite Steve!
If I might suggest, I'd have made the moon much larger and brought it behind the spacecraft so it looked like it was being orbited.
At the moment the eye is flitting from one element to the next.
Mike

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stevepwest 2 80 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2019 4:39PM
Thanks, Toobi_Won. Unfortunately, the resolution of the moon image does not lend itself to enlarging any further, originally having been taken with a 300mm lens it was quite a substantial crop from the frame. If I did as you suggest, the moon would look pixellated/blurred which would spoil the effect. However, I recently bought an old 35mm 600mm mirror lens and I plan to take some better moon pictures. If I get any of sufficient quality I will certainly give it a try. Cheers.
Toobi_Won 8 77 7 England
7 Jan 2019 4:46PM

Quote:Thanks, Toobi_Won. Unfortunately, the resolution of the moon image does not lend itself to enlarging any further, originally having been taken with a 300mm lens it was quite a substantial crop from the frame. If I did as you suggest, the moon would look pixellated/blurred which would spoil the effect. However, I recently bought an old 35mm 600mm mirror lens and I plan to take some better moon pictures. If I get any of sufficient quality I will certainly give it a try. Cheers.

If you use Photoshop, you can make your own Steve Wink
7 Jan 2019 5:01PM
Super work Steve, yes the moon could be bigger, but a very satisfying image, you should be please with it
DaveN
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15 2.4k 599 England
7 Jan 2019 10:54PM
If the moon was much larger it'd fight for attention, best left smaler and act as a complement. nless you went really big so the spoaceship was in lunar orbit but you'd really be into resolution issues then.

Very well put together.
jimbob133 5 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2019 2:32PM
It would have taken a bit of time but well worth it.
Live long and prosper

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