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Oct 19, 2012 11:15 |  #1

I was outside for some Milky way shots. Nice and dark location.
I need some guidance in processing the milky way and still have the aurora visible.
So any help is appreciated.
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Oct 19, 2012 11:20 |  #2

Wow, I think that these are exquisitely beautiful shots!


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Oct 19, 2012 11:35 |  #3

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Wow, I think that these are exquisitely beautiful shots!

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Oct 19, 2012 11:41 |  #4

Wow. Stellar (in every sense of the word)!


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Oct 19, 2012 11:47 as a reply to  @ hairy_moth's post |  #5

Stunning!!!

I am so jealous of those who can actually see the Milky Way. I can barely see 10 stars where I live thanks to light pollution.:cry:


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Oct 19, 2012 12:06 |  #6

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Wow. Stellar (in every sense of the word)!

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Oct 19, 2012 12:08 |  #7

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Stunning!!!

I am so jealous of those who can actually see the Milky Way. I can barely see 10 stars where I live thanks to light pollution.:cry:

Thank you. It helps to drive out of the city. I only need to drive for 15 minutes to get away from the lights. This location is 1 hour from my home


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Oct 19, 2012 15:52 |  #8

Absolutely fantastic photos there. Personally I don't think they need anything else but you could try the gradient tool in camera raw to adjust the left without too much interference with the aurora, it might work but isn't something I've tried.


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Oct 19, 2012 19:58 |  #9

Very nice!


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Oct 19, 2012 22:56 |  #10

Very nice Helge !




  
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Oct 19, 2012 23:26 |  #11

Try dropping your iso down to 1600, f/2.8, say 10-15 seconds give or take. bring up the vibrance, adjust blacks, etc. That will bring out the aurora some more. Good shots non the less!!


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Oct 19, 2012 23:28 |  #12

I think the gradient tool would be a good try also!


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Oct 19, 2012 23:35 |  #13

Those are great. The first is the better in my opinion and you can definitely enhance the Milky Way a good bit. I would try layer masks and increasing the contrast and then brush that adjustment in gradually.




  
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Oct 20, 2012 04:25 |  #14

Stealthdude wrote in post #15144318 (external link)
Absolutely fantastic photos there. Personally I don't think they need anything else but you could try the gradient tool in camera raw to adjust the left without too much interference with the aurora, it might work but isn't something I've tried.

Thank you. I have used the gradient tool a little bit

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Very nice!

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Very nice Helge !

Thank you :)

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Try dropping your iso down to 1600, f/2.8, say 10-15 seconds give or take. bring up the vibrance, adjust blacks, etc. That will bring out the aurora some more. Good shots non the less!!

Then everything will be dark. I want to have a strong Milky way and a subtle aurora that doesn't overtake the stars.

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I think the gradient tool would be a good try also!

Thank you

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Those are great. The first is the better in my opinion and you can definitely enhance the Milky Way a good bit. I would try layer masks and increasing the contrast and then brush that adjustment in gradually.

Thank you. Will give it a try


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Oct 20, 2012 04:45 |  #15

Here is my second edit. Boosed the contrast and adjusted with layers


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