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Originally posted by Tricky01 Tricky01 wrote:

Stunning images Anand, I got to durdle door last summer and thought what an amazing place it would be for some night sky photography. The redone wb image 2 is my favourite. I like the campfire for the extra interest it adds, and some nice warm colour to contrast the rest of the scene. I would suggest removing the planes/satellites that are flying through both images. They're small, but a slight distraction.

If you plan to go again, do let me know!


Thank you and will do Simon. I plan on making a similar astro trip next time we have clear night around new moon
(p.s. but don't get your hopes up, considering we in the UK I feel like I have used up one of two possible days in the year! )


Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

I like them both, but again number 2 is my preferred one of the pair. Very well done!

And I'm envious too. I was in next-door Lulworth Cove last year but did not get the break with the skies that you clearly had.


Thank you Howard... I wanted to make a trip to Lulworth Cove too but the walk to it isn't easy in the dark. So I just stuck to Durdle Door. I may well pick Lulworth Cove next time if it's possible. Like I said above in reply to Simon what are the chances of another clear night around a new moon day in the UK.


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Originally posted by owenn01 owenn01 wrote:

Hi Anand,

Great shots and not much to add that hasn't already been said really! The fire is a bright point, granted, though not that much you can do about it really. I find it slightly less obtrusive in the second image though.

As for the selection of 'to WB or not to WB'; I think the second series has a more natural 'look' to it which works well and the Milky Way seems to sit more happily in the colour of the night sky this now gives it. I'm with Roger on the crop idea BTW - the added layer of shingle really doesn't add a great deal and the eye will be drawn so much better by the shoreline starting in the corner of the frame.

Everything else is just superb - and to say I am envious is something of an understatement! I've recently seen some Astro images at the local camera club by way of a Zoom talk and these two are every bit as good as we saw that evening.

I (we?) now look forward to seeing more in this theme from you (no pressure there then!).

Take care and best regards, Neil.


Hey Neil, thank you for the detailed feedback and also the compliments.

And ok between the forum and my missus you all have peer pressured me into giving up my shingles and my dark blue sky

I have done edits to find a middle ground for all this
I used camera's vivid profile (from standard profile) which generally gives slightly darker blues but keeps the warm tones intact where it matters. I have also cropped as per feedback.

#1 - Re-redone


#2 - Re-redone
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I think the latest edition has the best colours so far.

And as I looked the pictures more carefully to see the differences between these edits, I started to see one annoying thing: there is some color noise visible, especially in the sand and water in #1.
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Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

I think the latest edition has the best colours so far.

And as I looked the pictures more carefully to see the differences between these edits, I started to see one annoying thing: there is some color noise visible, especially in the sand and water in #1.


thanks, I'm glad the latest one turned out well.

I know of the noise, I haven't applied any NR to the re-edits yet (mostly because the files are huge and my little laptop takes a while to run topaz denoise plus I'm in the middle of changing computers)
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