My First Milky Way

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I took the liberty of doing a quick Photoshop edit of the image from post #19. These are the results on the 242KB compressed jpg. I'm pretty sure that a slightly more thoughtful effort on the original NEF could yield a very pleasing photograph from your excellent capture.

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These were the steps I took. Just 30 seconds of work:
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Great capture, as Andy shows above, just a little more post work, and you have a stunning keeper. Unfortunately with milky way shots on a single non stacked single image, to match what our eye sees at a dark sight requires a bit of post work.

Bet Andy’s quick work matches that sky you saw. Good vertical image too.
 
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I took the liberty of doing a quick Photoshop edit of the image from post #19. These are the results on the 242KB compressed jpg. I'm pretty sure that a slightly more thoughtful effort on the original NEF could yield a very pleasing photograph from your excellent capture.

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These were the steps I took. Just 30 seconds of work:
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Thanks looks nice although I know nothing about the processing you did. Maybe someday I'll get into that.
 
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Thanks looks nice although I know nothing about the processing you did. Maybe someday I'll get into that.
My aim was to show that your SOOC image is better than you may have originally thought. Said another way, you've very quickly achieved an excellent result in the area that I consider the most difficult part of nightscape photography - the capture in the field.

If you are interested in learning the basics of the PS work, I'd be happy to help.
 

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