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Moon shot

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Photography

Another snapshot of the moon, and one that clearly shows how difficult photography of moon and planets is : the most interesting parts are fairly faint, as the craters on top of the image. However, the brighter middle part of the moon allways gets too illuminated, so the details get lost in a sea of light. The result is often a picture without any details : underilluminated faint parts, and overilluminated bright parts.

The image has been digitally remastered : first, I decreased the overall contrast, which equalized the brighter and fainter parts, and then I used a sharpening filter, which restored the details lost by the contrast filter.