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Revision of the crescent


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I  am undecided  - the original has more depth but the revision colour of red makes the image appear more appealingto the eye, however the original has more local contrast in the Ha molecular cloud formations and therefore  its easier to see detail and definition. The detail is still there in the re-process, but some local contrast in the detail has been lost by making the Ha a deeper(darker) red.

Perhaps some Local Histogram Equalisation in PI using a mask to select the main areas of nebulosity under the crescent on your re-process..

Never easy trying to make these final adjustments

 

Bryan

 

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11 hours ago, Astrobdlbug said:

I  am undecided  - the original has more depth but the revision colour of red makes the image appear more appealingto the eye, however the original has more local contrast in the Ha molecular cloud formations and therefore  its easier to see detail and definition. The detail is still there in the re-process, but some local contrast in the detail has been lost by making the Ha a deeper(darker) red.

Perhaps some Local Histogram Equalisation in PI using a mask to select the main areas of nebulosity under the crescent on your re-process..

Never easy trying to make these final adjustments

 

Bryan

 

thanks Bryan, i see what you mean. i may go in and se if I can do a rev1.2 😀

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I really like your revision. I suppose it all depends on whether you are looking at it with a purely astro photographic eye or looking solely from an aesthetic perspective. Your revision has a mysterious feel to it and I like the way it appears to isolate the crescent in reference to the surrounding nebulosity.  Very nice David.      Gary

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2 hours ago, Sonyme said:

I really like your revision. I suppose it all depends on whether you are looking at it with a purely astro photographic eye or looking solely from an aesthetic perspective. Your revision has a mysterious feel to it and I like the way it appears to isolate the crescent in reference to the surrounding nebulosity.  Very nice David.      Gary

Thanks Gary. I think you are dead right about whether an image is intended purely as a pure representation or if there is and aesthetic/artistic component. Personally I always lean to wards that artistic type result - I always try to create a mood or a feel in an image because in my mind, as soon as you have started stretching an image it can no longer be considered as a purely scientific representation. But that said I stop well short of the current instagram trend for making videos in which your galaxies spin and your starfeilds zoom towards you as if you are traveling through them. 🤢

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