A new chapter

It’s been tough in recent months to find inspiration for anything new but warmer weather is finally upon Central NY and the skies have been clear. This has allowed me to get outdoors and find contentment in seeking out my next subject, the sky. Astrophotography is challenging and the subjects elusive but that is what makes the end result so satisfying. Trial and error rewarded me with one of my best lunar attempts to date. All it took was a bit of patience during the shoot and a lot of OCD during the subsequent workflow and final processing. This image was taken bracketed (5 shots) @ 1/400 SS, 100 ISO with HDR merge and processed in LR. Getting the contrast and highlights just right to correctly represent the lunar surface was the tough part. Sharpening the image while avoiding noise was challenging as well but it worked out in the end with a bit of tweaking. Getting down to the nuts and bolts of all post processing software is a must for any photographer, that’s a given. It’s the composition coupled with unique style and personal preferences applied to the final image that makes it your own.

  • Camera: NIKON D750
  • Copyright: jprosephotography.com
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/400s