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Jul 10, 2014 23:46 |  #2416

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Jul 11, 2014 09:53 |  #2417

samsen wrote in post #17024110 (external link)
You are most welcome and don't worry, I am quick with photoshop. It didn't take more than 10 minutes to put all together

Here is a > L I N K < (external link) to a tutorial on element but I doubt that there is anything that you haven't done right. Anyhow have a look and give another try right from beginning from scratch and see what happens.

BTW to be on the same page, is the second image in my reply, The Effect you want to achiever? That is below image.

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I hope someone else with better knowledge of Element can figure it out or you may also want to check with the forums dedicated to Element here on POTN to get a quick response.

I got some other help on this project from the Elements Village forum which took several days for me to learn what I needed to do and how to do it. For a while I thought I was fighting a losing battle.

I just learned about "Refined Edge" which gives me what I thought I wanted, but after seeing this I think I am happier with the original photo.

Here is what I get using Refined Edge:


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What are your thoughts? Could it be done and look better in full Photoshop?

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Jul 11, 2014 16:01 |  #2418

Charles:
Pls check you mail box.


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Jul 11, 2014 23:16 |  #2419

sandwedge wrote in post #17022951 (external link)
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Didn't have my tripod set up yet, so this is handheld 100-400@400mm, f/5.6, ISO-1600, 1/25 second.

Is this a single shot? If so, nicely done. You got the clouds without blowing out highlights on the moon. I can't ever seem to do that.


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Jul 11, 2014 23:18 |  #2420

JanetS wrote in post #17023378 (external link)
A free and user-friendly program, startrails.exe works equally well for the moon or any other time-lapse photography since it's simply an image stacking program.

Here is one I did of the moon at 2 minute intervals on 6-14-14

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Very nicely done, Janet. Frame that one and hang it. bw!


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Jul 11, 2014 23:37 |  #2421

July 2014

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Jul 11, 2014 23:44 |  #2422

Just back from shooting Super but not yet fully duper Moon.
96 percent full moon of tonight.


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Jul 11, 2014 23:46 |  #2423

M_Six wrote in post #17026242 (external link)
Is this a single shot? If so, nicely done. You got the clouds without blowing out highlights on the moon. I can't ever seem to do that.


Thanks! Yes, it is a single shot, with a little processing (but not a lot). I think the key is to catch it with enough clouds to lower the amount of light, thereby letting you get the clouds lit up some while not blowing out the Moon.

I love it when the clouds and Moon look like this. To me, the Moon looks like it is "in" the clouds rather than behind them. It always makes me wonder what early humans thought when they saw it this way.


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Jul 12, 2014 01:29 |  #2424

samsen wrote in post #17025650 (external link)
Charles:
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Got it thank you very much!

To everyone else Samsen was kind enough to try working in Full Photoshop with my moon photos and he came up with this:


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This really looks somewhat similar to what I got using Refined Edge

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What I would really like is if it were possible for my moons to look just like the individual moons with the soft edge on the shadow side.


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Jul 12, 2014 10:02 |  #2425

Full Moon FULLNESS...

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Jul 12, 2014 14:55 |  #2426

Inspeqtor wrote in post #17026349 (external link)
Got it thank you very much!

To everyone else Samsen was kind enough to try working in Full Photoshop with my moon photos and he came up with this:

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This really looks somewhat similar to what I got using Refined Edge

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What I would really like is if it were possible for my moons to look just like the individual moons with the soft edge on the shadow side.

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If you make your intervals long enough that the images don't overlap, I think you could do that easily.


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Jul 12, 2014 15:28 |  #2427

Inspeqtor:
If you need to see one edge, soft, use a small brush with Erase tool, opacity set at 15 %, pass it over the inner part of the edge but not very edge (Outer part).
Then change the opacity to 35 % and pass it or two times on very outer edge.
You will have a smooth transition and visibility.
In effect, you have caused a transient gradient opacity.

But as I said before, I really don't like to see the darkest side of moon (The invisible for given EV that can be seen if you set your exposure for Earth shine) is basically neglected and deleted.
Best way to have collage in this form as Mike or Janet are showing in this page, is to have dominance of bright side of the moon over (Not under) the shadow side of moon.
Effect is more natural.

But then if you ask me what is the best way to show moon?
I would say go take one picture every night (You will find how hard is that when you attempting, as some nights you have full clouds, some you have to wake early in AM or late at night etc, that no one realizes till attempting this ) then display the result as gif.
Thanks to very generous master photographer/processor​/Astro-Lover in one phrase: Talented Genius with executive power individual : "Tomruen" This is already done, in fact Royalty free in Public domine of Wikipedia that you can use as you wish as long as lawful in your residential place. Here is the effect this genus, generous photographer created

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and every one who likes a challenge is welcomed and officially invited here to attempt and show how you can replicate this image, or even show this type of moon collage in a creative and appealing form. BTW There are plenty of nice collages here right in this forum anytime Moon goes to eclipse and you can go back pages (Chronological to each recent eclipse episode) and see them if interested.

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Jul 12, 2014 16:09 |  #2428

We had a nice clear night last night and I got a few good shots.

Might have to try some of the techniques on the last few pages to create a collage.

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Jul 12, 2014 19:06 |  #2429

Good job Jason. You got the "Super Moon" with good contrast.

Just drove up the hill late night or more correctly today early morning hours and for midnight to 3 AM I have never seen this mountain road so bright. Super Moon was so bright.

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And forget about the Moon, everything so bright, yet stars twinkling so beautiful. Here is 7 sisters constellation that as if were dancing up there only for me (Lucky me)

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Jul 12, 2014 21:56 |  #2430

Tonight's Super Moon handheld in the driveway while the mosquitos ate at me.

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