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    Moon, Birmingham UK, Sep 21st

    I haven't shot the moon recently and there was a clear sky quite early last night. Not the best conditions since it was only 35 degrees or so above the horizon and I live in a city, so significant atmospheric disturbance.

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    Camera EOS 7D, Manual mode, Mirror Lock, Raw, Manual focus, F6.2, 1/640sec, ISO 200, 50-500 mm @ 500mm, Tripod mounted.

    These are 3 pp variants same capture.

    C&C welcome.

    James

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    Re: Moon, Birmingham UK, Sep 21st

    Incredible detail. One of the best I've seen.

    Tony

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    Re: Moon, Birmingham UK, Sep 21st

    I'll agree with Tony. Brilliant images, the third one in particular - I guess the contrast is better there. Amazing detail. Well done.

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    Re: Moon, Birmingham UK, Sep 21st

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony M View Post
    Incredible detail. One of the best I've seen.

    Tony
    Agreed. Those are great shots James! I think #1 looks the most realistic, but #3 appears to have some more detail (perhaps clarity) pulled out.

    Very nice.

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    Re: Moon, Birmingham UK, Sep 21st

    Yes, indeed, incredibly beautiful detail... Thank you for sharing.

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    Re: Moon, Birmingham UK, Sep 21st

    I think I can see the lunar lander in those Great shots.

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    Re: Moon, Birmingham UK, Sep 21st

    Tony, Matt, Andrew, Christina, Tim, thanks for the kind comments. I took about 60 shots and this was one of about 5 of the best.
    Interestingly, I found that I could not stack and blend as I usually would. The atmospheric distortions precluded alignment of the images.

    The 1st is, as some of you identified, the image with basic ACR processing and slight sharpening in CS6.

    The 2nd is actually the same as the first except that I used a B&W filter in CS6 to remove all colour.

    Finally, the 3rd had a vibrance layer (100%) applied with a luminosity blend to increase the depth of tones. I then applied a low frequency sharpening mask to brighten the fine detail on the terminator.

    . James

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    Re: Moon, Birmingham UK, Sep 21st

    Astonishing details...Great, really Great

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