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Old 17-04-2018, 07:32 PM
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Breaking the rules...

In the spirit of loading up our successes and failures, I thought I'd add one more to the pile.

This was taken years ago - a test shot for some other purpose. Anyway, as far as images go, it was a disaster.

At the Snake Valley camp, in March this year, one of our members gave a talk on the artistic aspects of astrophotography and demonstrated the concept of Pareidolia... among other things...

I was quizzical about composition with two or more objects in the same frame - apparently, something to be avoided - unless I misunderstood what was being said...

Well... here is a foot and it almost follows the rule of thirds.

But what about M20? It was impossible to crop out easily and in the end, it had to stay.

Our guest speaker said, it's OK to break the rules, sometimes... so I did!

Now my eye follows a curve all the way through the foot to M20 and I sit there staring at the corner of the image...

The gentleman that gave the talk should not think his efforts in vain and at least be pleased that I remembered Fibonacci numbers.

Seriously though, where does the eye rest?
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Old 17-04-2018, 08:57 PM
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It looks great to me.
I was never one to break the rules because I never learnt any
Well done thanks for sharing Rowland.
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Old 17-04-2018, 09:26 PM
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I wonder what your star count was ...did you stack in DSS? I noticed one of mine went 9500 stars and I bet your image has more even...count them in the original image and get back to me☺.

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Old 18-04-2018, 12:01 AM
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Quite a captivating image, such a crowd of stars but my eyes come to rest on the dark nebulae outline around the toes, though M20 is hard to ignore.
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Old 18-04-2018, 06:55 AM
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I wonder what your star count was ...did you stack in DSS? I noticed one of mine went 9500 stars and I bet your image has more even...count them in the original image and get back to me☺.
Alex
I'm not sure of the star count Alex. I use a suite of tools in a package I developed myself - it doesn't have such refinements.

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Quite a captivating image, such a crowd of stars but my eyes come to rest on the dark nebulae outline around the toes, though M20 is hard to ignore.
I see what you mean. On second look, the toes. Quite the reverse.
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Old 18-04-2018, 07:28 AM
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I think the image is well balanced and thus, my eye wandered all around.

So, a good composition overall.

And for me it would not have been a failure.

Rowland.
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I'm imagining this is what the other end of the Shroud of Turin might look like, assuming Jesus wore thongs (and was real).
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