Image Overlay Issue with D500
So some quick backstory on my situation. Like a lot of people, I want to get some kind of shot involving this mondays Solar Eclipse. I'm in southern california so I won't get a total solar eclipse. Just a partial. I'm not going for a zoomed in shot of the sun, but rather a wide shot with some environment and the eclipse happening in the sky.
Getting a properly exposed shot of the environment AND a shot of the eclipse happening in the sky is rather impossible to do in one shot. You take a shot of the properly exposed environment and the sun is too bright. Change settings to show the eclipse better and the environment is too dark. I DO NOT have photoshop so combining 2 images in post is out of the question (I do my photo editing in Lightroom, by the way. Bought it a couple years ago, so I'm not doing the monthly payment thing Adobe has)
I recently learned about the Image Overlay option in the D500 and I figured I could probably use that to combine 2 shots together for something similar to what I'm going for. Learned about it through a Nikon YouTube video about photographing eclipses and the example shown was pretty much what I'm going for: Properly exposed environment with an eclipse in the background.
So I've been fiddling around with the Image Overlay option in the D500 and things seem to work UNTIL I actually combine 2 photos together. Things look fine when the combined photo is being Previewed but when I confirm the images being put together, I'm ending up with a terrible Pink color around the sun. A pink that was NOT present in the preview.
Here's some examples:
So what can be causing this pink color around the Sun? Especially since there is no Pink visible when I preview the combined images before confirming the settings. Any help or suggestions on why this is happening and how to prevent it would be great!