Aquila: The Eagle

Aquila
Object: Aquila
Location: Narrowsburg, NY
Observer: Roland Roberts
Time: 2002-Jul-12 02:55 EDT
Camera: Pentax Spotmatic, 50 mm f/1.4 lens
Film: Fuji Provia 400F, push +1
Exposure: 20 min @ f/4
Processing:
PWP midtone boost, curves, color saturation.
GIMP overla

Stay away from the horizons when you shoot! This shot was taken with Aquila still fairly high up, but you can see the encroaching sky glow in the lower right corner. I did attempt to remove some of the glow by adding a gradient with a color cast the same as the glow then doing a global color correction and contrast enhancement. It helped, but you can see there is still some left. Unfortunately, the only techniques I know for gradient removal will also remove the Milky Way!

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