Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by stepping beyond, Jan 17, 2022.
Started by stepping beyond on Jan 17, 2022 at 4:07 PM
trying my best trying to pull and tease what I can out of my data. Processing is my nemesis!
You actually have a good image.
Sometimes the light pollution where I live will totally ruin the colors, getting a not too different image from your yellow/green galaxy. What I usually do to save an image is to first convert to B&W, getting rid of the funky colors. Then, I'll use GIMP to fine tune the contrast, crop, etc. If you are familiar with GIMP, I use the Curves feature in the Colors tab. I downloaded your yellow/green image and 'massaged' it a little. This is what I came up with:
Your image is actually very good. I like it a lot.
I like B&W photography and most of my B&W images were done that way on purpose. Guess I'm showing my age.
Ed , that's pretty darn good adding the color balance and saturation is how I end up screwing the image up . Those are only a couple nights of data to acquire a descent workflow but, I'm struggling with color balance and saturation that's just ruining everything I do.
Wow! All of these images are great. I wish I had the patience to try to image galaxies. You got some nice data to work with, SB. You give great "massages", Ed, lol!
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