Nice work, I also like the meteor, did you end up printing this or re-take it?[
mr2step wrote in post #17079701
Looking at this now it does seem a tad "noisy". You shot with a full frame? Lightroom has powerful NR. What I might suggest is to go back to the original edit. Zero out any sharpening,clarity and all NR. zoom in to 100% and start with color NR. Bump it up until the ugly red/green/purple pixels begin to disappear. Then do the same with luminance NR being careful not to add too much as it will go blurry. Then add sharpening. You don't need much from my experience maybe 20 then possibly bump clarity to make stars pop being mindful that any sharpening/clarity you add will magnify noise. Optional if global adjustments don't work is to use the adjustment brush and brush in those same settings over the stars and MW separately. Perhaps you already did this? Not sure if this will help or not but maybe it gave you an idea or two. Also, I love the meteor but agree the satellite is distracting. Well done! Where was this shot at?
Thx for posting noise reduction workflow.
Btw title of the post is "Bodie Lighthouse", quite famous http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodie_Island_Lighthouse
The current Bodie Island Lighthouse is the third that has stood in this vicinity of Bodie Island on the Outer Banks in North Carolina and was built in 1872
We were there for family vacation July-2012 and toured it, I think it they had scaffolding all around it then for the restoration project.
I remember this place well because earlier in the morning I took this shot while swimming in the ocean with the kids, that's a dolphin and a school of fish, literally I was in the ocean and the school of fish freaked me and swam around me and this dolphin was chasing and eating them (and many other dolphins), one of the neatest things I've ever seen:https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php?t=1204800
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