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New Image for Discussion

Postby gregmeister_admin » Fri Sep 02, 2022 10:31 am

Here is an image I have been working on.
Thoughts and Critique are requested.

What I have done:
1) Combined 5 images using Affinity AstroPhotography Personal.
2) cloned in the foreground from 1 image to remove artifact from the image stacking.
3) applied a layer copy set to overlay mode and reduced the opacity to 66% to remove over half of the yellow light polution in the bottom of the sky.
4) cloned out a few airplanes
5) using curves made sure the black sky was black (CMYK Trick)
6) Did a Man From Mars color correction on a separate layer and combined in Color Mode to make some of the blue stars pop.
7) Applied Topaz AI Motion Blur Very Blurry to the image.
8) Applied Topaz De-Noise Low Light to the image.

Things I am looking for:

Suggestions for the Horizon.
Overall opinion
Errors or issues
Compositional issues
Ideas for improvement
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Re: New Image for Discussion

Postby artmar » Sat Sep 03, 2022 11:32 am

Really nice image Greg!

In order to further reduce the yellow light pollution I added a violet color layer, which also took the yellow out of the water color. This , in combination with a vignette, seems to focus more attention on the sky, and also I wasn't sure that the relatively brightly lit, large expanse of water in this setting contributed that much to the image.

Well, that's one take -- let's see what you think...I recognize that it alters the colors of the scene.

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Re: New Image for Discussion

Postby gregmeister_admin » Sun Sep 04, 2022 8:02 am

I like the Violet layer addition. Adding it to the list. Might make some masking changes as I go forward.

Thanks for the look.
How about the satellite trail? does it add or subtract form the Image? It can be removed, but should it?

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Re: New Image for Discussion

Postby artmar » Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:59 am

I'm not absolutely sure but I think I'd leave in satellite trail because its opposite leaning diagonal, relative to the main diagonal, makes the image more dynamic.

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Re: New Image for Discussion

Postby gregmeister_admin » Mon Sep 05, 2022 7:33 am

Interesting Take. Thanks. That is a really good thought.
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