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Old 18-05-2020, 03:23 PM
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My first Dragon pic

Fighting Dragons of Ara NGC 6188
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asi 294mc Pro ED 72

2 hours acquisition.
Fighting the thermals of our house roof as my backyard is north facing hence I have to shoot over the roof of the house for southern skies. I also had to do this unguided so I kept all subs at 2 minutes due to a broken guide camera.
What can I expect with more subs and HA integration extracted from the Filter using APP
This was just straight DSS and photoshop.
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Old 18-05-2020, 08:14 PM
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Nice one Nik, that's much better than my first attempt at the dragons. I wouldn't have expected anything near that nice with a OSC and the L-enhance. I like the earthy colours, I'm starting to lean that way with my NB images too.
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Old 18-05-2020, 09:48 PM
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Thanks Lee I find the earthy colours more natural. Sometimes some inages look very oversaturated. I will be working on this further as I haven't factored in the HA extraction that APP allows.
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I've added a second version with more blue and /green in it, How does it compare?
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Old 20-05-2020, 01:38 PM
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Nik, I like the second one as it gives a real 3D effect to the dragons.


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Old 20-05-2020, 02:42 PM
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Thanks Chris Great feedback, my missus said the same. She said the dragons in the second one really stand out.
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Old 20-05-2020, 03:14 PM
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Good effort, especially unguided.
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Old 20-05-2020, 03:45 PM
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Very nice. I like the blue one.
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Added a third version more subtle blues not sure, Thoughts?
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I like the subtle blue (last) version the most - so it is a yes from me
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Nice work Nik. I agree that the ‘earthy tones’ have worked very well for this image. The last image posted definitely has extra depth to it.
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