Soyuz Sunset  

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Uploaded: 12/30/07 11:19 PM GMT
Soyuz Sunset
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Reflecting the setting suns rays, a Soyuz Fregat rocket carrying ESA’s Venus Express probe sits on its mobile launch table at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 4th 2005. The original unfettled image can be seen here,

Credit: European Space Agency.


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12/30/07 11:19 PM GMT
As you can see, the original image is quite a lot different to the edited version here. I have used my new Velvia and old 55mm filters to bring out the detail and colour as well as noise removal with noise ninja. I also added a cloud scape to break up the dull and flat sky in the original in an attempt to add more interest and reduce banding often found in low contrast vignettes. All composed and edited in Photoshop CS3.
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A smart bomb is only as clever as the idiot that tells it what to do
12/30/07 11:23 PM GMT
Never looked so good Phil, very well done buddy.
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Always remember - Follow the Yellow Brick Road, it will lead you to the Emerald City and OZ A very nice place to be. Trust me on this one, I live there. The Lion **** MY CAEDES GALLERY****Another Site I'm AT - MY DA HOME PAGE
12/31/07 12:05 AM GMT
This looks like you hand polished it to give it such a warm color and beautiful shine!
The cloud scape does add interest to the overall image. You are extremely proficient at using PS CS3......I am envious Phil.
NASA should hire you to rework their images prior to releasing them ;=)
I have another image of yours to add to my 'space' collection well as the educational element for the grandkids!
Many thanks for taking the time to do what you do to bring these images forward and give them new life.
Off to my favorites this goes =)
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12/31/07 1:02 AM GMT
Phil, I see you have changed from NASA to something else LOL
The change is [honestly] for the better !!! LOL
I like the gold glitter here - reminds me Soviet glitters during 1970' and 1980' and in fact since the beginning of Russian empire. All had to LOOK rich and beautiful and immaculate. Forgive my lecturing but the older I get the more knowledge I feel must be conveyed to others [who can only run away seeing me approach LOL]
Thanks so much for this treat and happy New Year !!!!
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With all my love and respect, Marzena
12/31/07 3:31 PM GMT
Had this in the VB and thought it might be yours. Excellent and alot of work was put into this and it turned out fantastic.
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life.
12/31/07 8:14 PM GMT
It looks Fantastic ! Wonderful imago..Excellent work.
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12/31/07 11:59 PM GMT
The colorings are far beyond driven dude!! Just gorgeous in gold!!

~hammer in hand~

Anybody lookin'?? I think I see a piece coming off, just give me a minute!! We'll make a fortune!!

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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round?? Picture Purrrfect .
01/05/08 6:15 PM GMT
Excellent work on this Phil. The difference is amazing.
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'Study the past, if you would divine the future.' - Confucius
01/06/08 5:17 PM GMT
As always you make THEIR photos better. And we wonder why NASA is not known by everyone any more.
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01/08/08 10:16 PM GMT
I wonder why Phil isn't a NASA employee.

...or maybe he is ;-)

Great post, Phil. This thing gleams and shimmers like a newly-polished copper pot.
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Please, even if you don't visit my gallery, check out my "Faves".I've left them intact since day "1", and would like it if every image there got the attention they deserved.
05/10/09 2:34 AM GMT
omg! what if that fell on you! :O
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