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This image is a bit "avant garde" for me. I really wanted to bring out the brightness of the stars, but by adjusting shadows, highlights, brightness, contrast, and/or levels I also brought out a good bit of digital noise. I've never learned how to use layers and layer masks in Photoshop Elements, so I don't know if I could have double-processed the original RAW image, first for the shadows and then for the highlights and then merged the two as layers, etc. So, I took the route of intentionally exaggerating the noise. Do you think that exaggeration gives this image an "artsy" feel, or do you think that it merely looks grotesque?

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Thu Sep 05, '13 09:37PM
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Media ID 20140223192136646  
Date Thu Sep 05, '13 09:37PM
Comments 1
Views 1185
Uploaded By Roger Maki
Aperture Value f//3.5
Date/Time Thu Sep 05, '13 05:37PM
EXIF Image Height 683 pixels
EXIF Image Width 1024 pixels
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash No Flash
Focal Length 10 mm
ISO 400
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Metering Mode Pattern
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I don't find it grotesque. I find it purposeful and would assume it was intentional had you not described the circumstances for how you arrived at this presentation.
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