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    Twilight moonrise on January 10, 2008.

    While shooting, I adjusted the exposure to keep moon details but getting as much background as possible. Fairly challenging to blend -- still using vertical strips as before. Rather than keep the moon's brightness constant, I decided to hold the sky at a maximum red value of 128 until it got too noisy to do so for the last few images, thus the moon appears to brighten relative to the sky. From Twin Peaks. 20 minute span starting at ~4:56pm.

    [ edit: "Photo du Jour 313" on SFist ] [ edit: on explore somewhere (sometimes, as Explore actually rotates through several sets). Thanks, all! More "how to" details in my comment below. ]

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    1. m dee88 75 months ago | reply

      superb work on the manual blending. great patience on the shoot. awesome outcome and this is one of the few images that caught my eye in today's explore pages. bravo!

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    2. TGGirlUK 75 months ago | reply

      Beautiful work - I'll have to try this myself sometime!

    3. Penelope's Loom 75 months ago | reply

      Incredibly cool, Terence. I'm very impressed.

    4. mrlins 75 months ago | reply


    5. Adam Hardy 75 months ago | reply

      absolute killer man.... amazing work! =)

    6. Tony Lea 74 months ago | reply

      Fantastic! Very well done!

    7. Rob Kroenert 74 months ago | reply

      That is way cool man - really fun to see that progression... Well done!

    8. Lady_Don :: ELITES:: 74 months ago | reply


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    9. Medeya/Медея 72 months ago | reply

      this is crazy good, you should be all over the magazines

    10. IsleShire 66 months ago | reply

      This is a great photograph.

    11. mr_reynolds 45 months ago | reply

      some pretty amazing shots you got up here, very inspirational...

    12. flatsol 30 months ago | reply

      inspired by your work, i will try to do timelapsed moonrise/sets now too!

    13. exxonvaldez 30 months ago | reply

      Thanks. Works best when the sky is changing color, otherwise it can look like the moon is just being cloned a bunch of times.

    14. Jade Zuberi 26 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! LOVE YOUR WORK!

    15. MSGS4 15 months ago | reply

      Impressive work.

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