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Challenge #274 in the Creative genius. series. Hosted by Frenchfx.
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Show us an image you worked hard on, one that you edited a lot. Now, the kicker is, we as viewers, shouldn't be able to tell it was heavily edited. The image should look natural and free from over cooked HDR , saturation, contrast, etc. This is an open theme where anything goes, well, except tell tell signs of heavy edits.
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Rosette, never fulfilled nebula.
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Ngc 2237, the Rosette nebula is a very difficult catch, because it's mainly emitting H-alpha rays that are blocked by camera IR-cut filter. Then, it's only visible during winter's nights with clouds, rain, wind, storm, etc. I shot maybe one hundred of long exposures. Of which 69 raw files I kept. Of which 8 only that I was able to stack together to get this fine picture just this afternoon, finally !
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Submitted: Sunday, 29th August, 2021 22:41 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 22nd February, 2015
Focal length: 1000 mm
Shutter speed: 945 sec
Aperture: F5
ISO: 80
Notes: Ngc 2237 shots taken through an UHC filter, then stacked, then levels pushed, then sharpened...
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