Here's another re-processed shot taken last year.
Hit "L" to see it correctlyj :-)
I FINALLY finished, today, the editing, keywording, and general
polishing I've been working on for the last month!
*groan* It has been a process.
Take a lesson from me- do your processing on your original camera files. Even if they are large, and the process is slow. 'Cause later, you may want those pictures at print quality. What I had done is, to speed up editing on my older laptop I would render a 72dpi tiff from the larger RAW format, and then edit on the tiff. It really sped up my editing time and allowed me to get images up on Flickr more quickly.
But, since then, it's made a mess of things when someone shows interest in the picture, and then I say, "oh... well.. I only have that at internet resolution, not print..." And man, it's a B*#&$ to try and re-edit an image from scratch exactly how you did one before. Fortunately, I only kept that up for about 2-3 months, so it's only my early star shots (like this one) that I have had to go back and conpletely re-do.
But, the other benefit is I've learned alot about processing since then, so it's been good to re-do the older shots with new techniques.
This shot is a bracketed image of 3 shots. Only because I couldn't light the entire monument in one shot. So, I ran around like a madman inside the structure, then back to the camera to see what I missed, then back to the structure, and on and on. I believe this is 3 images bracketed. But, it's all there on sight, including the Milky Way. It's not a fake composite.
This is the Maryhill Stonehenge Monument, in the Columbia River Gorge. It was built by Samuel Hill, lead engineer of the Columbia Scenic Highway. He built this as a metaphor of the sacrifice war causes in line with the sacrifices Druids did on the real Stonehenge alters. To him- all folly.
Thanks for looking!
This along with most of my other images are available as prints.