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Old Aug 3, 2012, 1:03 AM   #1
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Hello all,

Just want to share a quick photo I took tonight of the moon. I really wish cameras were capable of capture photos at night just like our eye can see, but this is at least my attempt *maybe a poor one* at reproducing it.

I tried to eliminate as much of the brightness bleed through as possible with the three layers, but i don't think I've mastered photoshop enough to accomplish what I set out to do
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Old Aug 3, 2012, 10:33 AM   #2
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To do an HDR of this scene you would need a really long exposure to get the details of the trees. The next exposure would be much shorter to get the detail in the clouds. Finally a short exposure for the moon.
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The biggest problem using HDR in this shot would be the difference required in each exposure- which means the Moon would move...!
If you're in no hurry you could wait for the Moon to pass to get the tree exposure..!
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The moon would be treated like a ghost in Photomatix or just delete the area as a layer in Photoshop. The extremes are so much Id probably do the HDR assembly in Photoshop layers using only the moon exposure for the moon, the clouds exposure for the clouds and the trees, well you get it.
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Great tips guys, don't mind if I do steal them from this thread.
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Old Aug 4, 2012, 10:00 PM   #6
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Thank you all for the feedback,

However i should probably correct something. I shouldn't have really called it an HDR because of the trees. I was referring to the clouds and the moon. Usually the clouds don't show up in moon photos because the moon is so bright. So my original intent was not to have the trees illuminated.
Sorry for the confusion
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