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Old 07-12-2018, 08:04 PM
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Horsehead better processing

I figured out how to use DSS a little better before moving to PS and got a better result.
It's just lights from the D5600, 20x3 min.

I have a hard time getting images small enough to post.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:23 PM
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Looking real good Tony.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:57 AM
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With only an hour you're going not to expect a lot of the fainter nebulosity (especially with an unmodded DSLR) but you've shown the horsehead and flame very well

Add another few hours and you'll be able to drag that fainter stuff up from the background
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:31 AM
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Add another few hours and you'll be able to drag that fainter stuff up from the background
I can do that

Thanks for the comments guys.
I bumble around with processing and was having trouble getting fainter images to be bright enough in PS; adjusting the RGB setting and Saturation in DSS first made the image easier (for me) to deal with in PS.
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Tony I know that I have been mentioning the dodge and burn tools in photoshop a lot lately to correct burnt out stars but you can use the dodge tool to great effect to lighten specific areas.
The key is to set the dodge tool to "low exposure" and do a little at a time else it will look crap...but say you want to show the horses head more...get your dodge tool, blow up the image so you can be exact and just brighten the area around the head and along the cloud bank.
But I really think you have a great shot here and as is you can be very proud of it...it looks really good as it is.
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Of course you can also use the burn tool to darken in a similar way to give more contrast in a specific area without altering the image after all.
I would get between making all the image bright to bring out something but the overal image would look too pale so the dodge tool allowed to keep the overall image and just nrighten (or darken) a limited region.
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Thanks for the tips Alex - I'll look into it.
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