Lunar Eclipse with a Starry Night - Photoshopped

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    Photoshopped version of the previous photo.

    Canon 40D with an 18mm Fisheye lens on a tripod.

    1. The_Devastator 86 months ago | reply

      very nice. You actually see some of the lesser magnitude stars too. How did you clean out the light pollution so well in photoshop?

    2. Darshan Shankar 86 months ago | reply

      I basically opened the image and started messing with settings until I like it.

      I've now decided on the following order for de-light polluting my image:
      1.) Color balance. More blue, cyan & green. Basically converting orangish-light pollution to bluish-night sky.
      2.) Increase Brightness/Contrast. Makes more stars "pop".
      3.) Play with levels.
      .... more stuff to make things look a little more natural
      4.) Mess with Noise filters to fake noise reduction

      And you're done! Basically, this is a way of taking light pollution to your advantage by coloring it.

      You would be amazed by how a few clicks in color balance turns the orange haze to a beautiful night blue.

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