I decided to crank out another image the Milky Way from Mt. Evans before I left town so this is part 2 of Got Milk? This image was done in front of some rocks as a foreground element. I received quite a few emails asking how I had processed the picture so today I’m going to include a quick video tutorial of how to use a luminosity filter to darken the sky on this long exposure and keep the bright spots of the image in tact. My video doesn’t give the final result, but just how to apply the filter and the effects of using the filter. I created this image today with the luminosity filter and then also using some Phototools filter adjustments to enhance the sky and rock details. Hopefully this is helpful and you can use this in your process flow.
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