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thanks for stopping by and sharing your images.
in case you are interested in one more "making of".
It is quite short, as there wasnt much to do, but I like the liberty the camera provides.
While walking with the dog, the many lights of the snowguns lit up the mountains. So I stopped and did this image, where the exposure was set to avoid blown highlights in the moon, street lights and lights close to the snowguns. Consequently, many of the darker parts in this scene went quite dark, i.e. the slopes of the mountains. To get the star around the moon, I stopped down to f8. No need for a filter (I don't use them)
This is the original image, Taken at 10pm, f8, 30 sec, AFS 16-35mm/4 VR
It takes only a few seconds to apply dynamic lighting in CNX2 (setting: 50, HQ) to raise the shadows considerably. To minimize noise in the dark areas, I set all in-camera sharpening ( picture controls) in CNX2 to zero and use the CNX2 USM tool to reapply a rather soft sharpening.
The image in 1920x1280
As I got some questions around the difference between the D600 and D7000. The D7000 is a great camera. Especially at ISO 100. But when the shadows need to be pulled by this amount, noise in these parts of the image is inevitable.
Downscaling the D600 to D7000 resolution and taking a 100% crop result in this snippet of the left mountain slope. Unfortunately, the AFS 16-35mm/4 VR is limiting the resolution a bit.