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Re: [OM] Milky Way Obscura

Subject: Re: [OM] Milky Way Obscura
From: DZDub <jdubikins@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2022 22:23:58 -0500
On Wed, Jun 15, 2022 at 4:56 PM Mike Gordon via olympus <
olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> We set up Marnie's star trail shot first at the antique windmill near Las
> Tricias as the MW core had not yet risen and a few clouds wouldn't kill the
> shot.  Clearoutside app said the few low clouds would be gone by 3:30 AM
> when the MW would be just above the windmill. We warmed up in the car as
> the Live Composit mode on the Oly accumulated the trails.  The clouds never
> did vanish as predicted and the sky was not as dark as on the plateaus near
> Roque de los Muchachos.  I could not process the MW to bring out the
> nebulae as I think it just was too muddy to start.  I took a foreground
> shot for 2 min or so with low level lighting, but I think I reframed
> slightly as sky replacement in PS just did not work!  It had worked every
> time for me until now.  It is not really "cheating" as it truly is the same
> sky, not that it is a felony or anything.   Marnie liked the increase
> detail in the foreground more than this largely silhouetted foreground, but
> I could not easily transfer the sky over--at
>   least ran out of steam.  I wanted just a tad more detail in the windmill
> from the longer exposure.  I suspect Moose may be able to manage.  It gets
> tricky with complex foregrounds.
> The sky is a 20 shot stack with 20 dark frames.
> https://www.olyendomike.com/La-Palma-2022/i-hDRQRbM/A
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR4gKQPTHEI
> More skilled transplant surgeon required, Mike

I think that's exquisite, Mike.  Print large and get it on a wall somewhere.

Joel W.
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