It was a fine clear night so we decided to try a little astrophotography. There is a lot of light pollution in our area so our original shots, SOOC, looked like this:-
Using the tools in Lightroom 3 I fiddled. I found Blue Hi-Contrast Filter returned the sky to something like its 'normal' colour. Increasing the exposure revealed more stars and taking the black to its limit made a more interesting shot. Barry experimented with stacking photos a while ago and it is something we will investigate further. This photo is not stacked.
Looking at this makes me realise afresh that we see only one tenth of what is up there. It looks pretty crowded, doesn't it?