Thursday, November 06, 2008

A Colorful Moon

In one of the Yahoo! groups that I am a member of, someone posted a shot of the moon but it was a lovely, colorful image. He had tweaked the saturation of the image using Photoshop. I have also seen this on well known astrophotographer Russell Croman's website. Such color saturation apparently works to highlight the different regions of the moon.

So, I went back and found my nice moon image from last year, taken through my 6" dob with a handheld digital camera (flukey!!!). Below is the result. Not quite as nice as Croman's, but an aesthetically pleasing image nonetheless.








2 comments:

Ewan Bryce said...

Oh WOW! Phil this is gorgeous shot. Absolutely gorgeous!The colour saturation that you've added is a nice touch and beautifully subtle. I'd pay a shed load of money to have a large print of this framed. Stunning!

Phil said...

Thanks a lot, Ewan!!! I was really happy with this shot when I took it last year, and can't believe I had all this color sitting there until recently!
Cheers,
Phil