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Ann

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Mowani Moonshine
« on: January 26, 2019, 20:00:30 »

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Re: Mowani Moonshine
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2019, 20:21:43 »
hmmm.. looks familiar
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Re: Mowani Moonshine
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2019, 23:16:45 »
Fascinating, unworldly...

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Re: Mowani Moonshine
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 00:09:40 »
Thank you both for commenting.

The other-worldly landscape is on this planet: in Mowani in the Damaraland region in northern Namibia.
 
Mowani has these enormous free-standing rounded building-sized boulders and the little thatched huts in the background blend perfectly into the rocky landscape.  I originally shot it at sunrise.

The eclipsed moon was shot in New York State a few nights ago!

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Re: Mowani Moonshine
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 01:33:02 »
Thank you both for commenting.

The other-worldly landscape is on this planet: in Mowani in the Damaraland region in northern Namibia.
 
Mowani has these enormous free-standing rounded building-sized boulders and the little thatched huts in the background blend perfectly into the rocky landscape.  I originally shot it at sunrise.

The eclipsed moon was shot in New York State a few nights ago!

Sorry to say...................... it's only EXCELLENT!
Carl

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Re: Mowani Moonshine
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 20:56:23 »
Carl:
Thank you so much: I was thrilled by your most generous comment!

The Demaraland is a spectacular and indeed other-wordly place of stark and dramatic rock-formations and this landscape seemed to lend itself to doing something like this.

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Re: Mowani Moonshine
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2019, 02:35:56 »
Wow... maybe, some day i can get a shot that awesome.   Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Mowani Moonshine
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2019, 05:14:32 »
Andrew:

I am so pleased that you enjoyed this image.
Being able to capture usable lunar eclipse images with a hand-held camera was quite a surprise to me too.

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Re: Mowani Moonshine
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2019, 11:24:53 »
Incredible!!
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Re: Mowani Moonshine
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2019, 12:34:21 »
Amazing photo! Could you give us some technical details?
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Re: Mowani Moonshine — Technical Details
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2019, 21:40:42 »
Andrew and Kim, thank you.

Kim asked for the technical details:

The landscape was shot at sunrise in Namibia on a Nikon D3S with the 14-24mm at 16mm.



The lunar eclipse was shot hand-held on my D5 and the 300mm PF plus a TC 2-0. f/8 1/250 sec. ISO 51,000!



Both shots were converted and edited in ACR and then combined in Photoshop CC 2019.
The composite involved a number of Masked Layers in Photoshop and included a Curves and Solid Color Adjustment Layers to invert and recolour the sky to make a night sky.

Keen astronomers will probably have noticed that I flipped the Moon to match its lighting with the landscape.

The top layer contains a copy of the branch which crosses the moon




I have included a screen shot to show you my Ps Layers.

You will notice that I make much use of what I call "Merged-up" layers. Adobe calls them Stamped Visible Layers but for some reason have never publicised how to make them!

The trick in making a Merged-up Layer is to activate the upper-most Layer of the ones which you want to merge and then hit:  Cmd Option Shift E simultaneously






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Re: Mowani Moonshine
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2019, 22:18:51 »
Nice work :)
Thank you for the lesson on PS ;)

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Re: Mowani Moonshine
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2019, 22:27:26 »
Dear Ann,

Thank your very much for the detailed description of how you made the stunning photo.

Kim

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Re: Mowani Moonshine
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2019, 22:58:36 »
Brilliant Ann, thank you for explaining that.  I occasionally create images from several sources, it's tedious doing it by hand.  I will try this for myself so next time, I can have an easier ride.  The skyline detail in your image would have been a nightmare to do by hand, indeed I think some of it would have been deleted had it been mine.
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Re: Mowani Moonshine
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2019, 19:24:16 »
Beautiful image!