The Moon.

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retyazhi
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The Moon.
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Pentax K-3, FA100-300/4.0-5.6 @ 270mm, 1/200, f14, ISO100.

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That's got to be the best moon shot I've seen at under 300mm.  3-D!

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Thank you!

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Excellent job.

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Very clear, very sharp. Great to see such a result from the K3 ...

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It looks like surrounded by stars, but I suppose these are sharpening artefacts (?). Can you tell what post-processing you did - if any ?

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Amazing, just amazing..
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And you caught it with all the bright stars around it. May I thank you for sharing this with us ?

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Well done.

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Thank you all for your kind comments!

Yes, I did some editing in Adobe Camera Raw and then in Photoshop. However, I suppose that the stars are real. It would be hard to draw each one of them

Here is another edit of that image. I did some WB correction and added a little of colour boost. What edit do you like more?

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retyazhi wrote:

Thank you all for your kind comments!

Yes, I did some editing in Adobe Camera Raw and then in Photoshop. However, I suppose that the stars are real. It would be hard to draw each one of them

Highly unlikely they are stars. I have taken a lot of moon shots and the moon always outshines the stars so  . . .

Here is another edit of that image. I did some WB correction and added a little of colour boost. What edit do you like more?

the first

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retyazhi wrote:

Thank you all for your kind comments!

Yes, I did some editing in Adobe Camera Raw and then in Photoshop. However, I suppose that the stars are real. It would be hard to draw each one of them

Here is another edit of that image. I did some WB correction and added a little of colour boost. What edit do you like more?

well done!

I prefer the first one.

the stars cannot be real because the dark side of the moon is not transparent.

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Conjure wrote:

the stars cannot be real because the dark side of the moon is not transparent.

Exactly!

So delete the "stars" where the dark side of the moon should be hiding them, and you have a really cool image.  Otherwise it just looks "fake" to me.

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hanhait wrote:

It looks like surrounded by stars, but I suppose these are sharpening artefacts (?). Can you tell what post-processing you did - if any ?

Those are not stars ! They would have to be of first magnitude or brighter to be seen so close to an almost full moon....

What you see is "noise", as one should expect for a sensor with small photosites.

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Conjure wrote:

the stars cannot be real because the dark side of the moon is not transparent.

Nice demonstration !

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Whether fake stars or not, I still like it.
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I have seen plenty of fake(d) pictures receiving lots of applause. There are complete guides on the net to help remove or add features to a scene to simply improve composition. So I do not mind him brightning up noise. It did give me the illusion of the stars around the moon......

Btw, couldn't we ' make'  it real by using two exposures: one on the moon and one longer exposure for the stars?

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lock wrote:

I have seen plenty of fake(d) pictures receiving lots of applause. There are complete guides on the net to help remove or add features to a scene to simply improve composition. So I do not mind him brightning up noise. It did give me the illusion of the stars around the moon......

Btw, couldn't we ' make' it real by using two exposures: one on the moon and one longer exposure for the stars?

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You certainly could, but would have to overexpose the moon and you would then get a halo of diffused light in the field.

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THIS IMAGE IS NOT A FAKE!

At first, one should know that the Moon is not perfectly round! http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_the_moon_perfectly_round#slide6

Yes, I did some corrections to the image but it was nothing close to the copy/paste.

As for the note that the stars from the image is actually a digital noise, I will say - maybe. However, I'm more inclined to the thought that the dots are the stars. If it was noise, it would be more homogeneous I think. Also, look at the surrounding of the moon. It looks like there are less stars there. I didn't do anything to that area too.

Another thought about the stars in the area where there should be the moon. Why can't it be the hills of the Moon that are not in a shadow?

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Not Stars....     please, we own Pentax, but we are not completely stupid.
I do think it might be the moon though.   
Fess up...  
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I'm telling you once again. The image above is the original .dng file that was processed in Photoshop's Adobe Camera Raw. Then it was opened in Photoshop where I did only three things: cropping, resizing and adding some sharpness. (I didn't use any other images with the moon or the stars to make this image).

As for believing me, it's up to you.

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