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Challenge: Shoot the Moon (Standard Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Centon 500mm f/8.0 Mirror Lens
Location: The moon
Date: Nov 14, 2016
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Sky, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Nov 14, 2016

Not a lot to say about this one; long lens, cheap 2x teleconverter, mediocre quality really but it doesn't really make a difference; after a while atmospheric distortion sets in regardless of your resolving power.

Going for a more dramatic tonal balance than you get in your average lunar shots, but resisting the temptation to make this an environmental image with buildings or whatever in the foreground - I wanted this to be about the moon itself, purely.

This is mostly the result of my experimenting with Silver Efex Pro (running well enough on Linux under Wine). Remainder of the edit was curves, crop, resize, sharpen.

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11/30/2016 05:19:40 AM
Hello from the critique club

An interesting image that contributes well to the challenge

Another excellent image Eugene. More often than not you manage to produce an image that stands out in every challenge mainly through sheer technical abilities either in-camera or post-processing or both. This is a good example of such an image, the moon has a luminescent quality that transcends the normal straightforward rendition that is normally seen. The only small problem I have with it is the white crater at about 10 o’clock it is very much brighter and although it is small it is quite prominent and somewhat unnatural with its squareish shape.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/29/2016 11:05:30 PM
oh boy, it looks a bit like a rotten fruit but it has its beauty
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11/23/2016 12:40:04 AM
Almost looks transparent, like a glass bauble.
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