And now another tweak to the light painting masking. (I’m through now, I hope! But this may be one of my all-time favorite images!)
Never mind the color – I tried B/W and love it! Now this has become the evolution of an image, from the bottom one to the top version. I next tried a split-tone and love it even more:
Here’s a crop of the same frame with a different masking of the light painted frame:
And here’s the B/W of the OP, with stars slightly enhanced.
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We’re approaching a full moon and I wanted to try to get another version of a shot I got several years ago with fog coming in: Misty Moon
I wanted to get a wider angle this time to show the shapes of the trees, but that meant climbing the fairly steep hill behind the house to get past a fence. That put me close enough to the trees to do light painting but made the moon small. Because of the hill, the moon was only visible an hour after sunset so it was getting dark and I decided to let the moon blow out. I had tried the night before to do a focus stack from farther away with a longer lens and the moon bigger, but it moved more than I wanted in the frame while I fumbled with focus and exposure changes.
All comments welcome!
Minor exposure adjustment in LR. Into PS to stack the light painted frame and mask it. It was shot with a several second exposure but at lower ISO so the general exposure was the same (so I had time to paint) and I had to mask out the much brighter moon and stray light on the FG grass.
Not sure about the black border – just added it because it doesn’t show well on a light BG.