Elements+ question about noise stacking Nov 13, 2018 7:25:17 GMT
Post by Bailey on Nov 13, 2018 7:25:17 GMT
Thank you Peter
I have downloaded the 14 files (12 raw + 2 jpgs).
You mentioned you want to maximise the details in the moon. With that in mind, I took one of the raw files and processed it individually in ACR and PSE to remove noise and enhance the details as best as I could using Levels, the Unsharp mask and a couple of other tweaks. I then opened the 12 raw files into PSE and applied Elements+ Noise Stacking script to remove the noise and then applied my usual adjustments as per above.
The only editing I did to your 2 jpgs below is a 100% crop around the moon. I did the same 100% crop around my 2 processed images. The moons in your original 4000px x 3000px raw files are too small for me to see much meaningful detail.
I, or anyone really, could spend more time fine tuning the images, but these should give you an idea of the types of results you can expect using ACR for noise removal or Elements+ Noise Stacking for noise removal.
As I suggested in an earlier post, I suspect during totality where your shutter speed and/or ISO will be much slower and higher respectively than in these photos, the noise stacking technique will not produce best results for the reasons I posted.
To minimise the chance of disapointment, I still strongly suggest you take at least some shots during totality that you will be able to post process individually without relying solely on noise stacking for noise removal.