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Deflector shield over Lick Observatory | by PeterThoeny
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Deflector shield over Lick Observatory

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I did the homework so that I could take a shot of the full moon rising over the legendary Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton, high above the Silicon Valley. Today the moon rose at 8:03pm at the azimuth of 118.2° at an angle of 2.5° above the horizon, as seen from the Sierra Vista Point in the Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve, 9.5 miles away from the Lick Observatory.

 

I processed a balanced and a paintery HDR photos from a RAW exposure, merged them selectively, and carefully adjusted the color balance and curves. I welcome and appreciate your critical feedback.

 

-- ƒ/13.0, 1200 mm, 1/90 sec, ISO 200, Sony A7 II, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3, HDR, 1 RAW exposure, _DSC2205_hdr1bal1pai1k.jpg

-- CC BY-NC-SA 4.0, © Peter Thoeny, Quality HDR Photography

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Taken on July 26, 2018