VERSION 2: 2019 Collage

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VERSION 2: 2019 Collage

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Post by ram » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:39 pm

I did another collage of my 2019 images and I thought I throw that in as well. I prefer the previous one but since I went to the effort. Now you may think this is rather trivial stuff using Photoshop's autoblend feature and you would be largely right but there is some creativity necessary in figuring how to arrange things (and the primary images were taken by myself also). There are arrangements that don't look as appealing (to me) as others but they do produce some unique features like the eye-like structure of stars on the top right corner of this image. I've always wanted to expand out the backgrounds of my images and make some cool art out of it (including creating a neural network to generate AP images from scratch) and I even thought of placing these in the same orientation they're seen in the sky but that didn't produce an aesthetically pleasing image (and it was tricky to do on a square canvas).
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Re: VERSION 2: 2019 Collage

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Post by Makuser » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:14 pm

Hi again Ram. Yet another great collage from your gallery of fine DSO imaging work.
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