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Moon And Venus Caught Over Switzerland [Pic]

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Moon And Venus Caught Over Switzerland [Pic]. I honestly thought this photograph was fake. It`s too beautiful to exist, isn`t it?
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Male, 30-39, Western US
 185 Posts
Thursday, February 24, 2011 6:16:02 PM
That is a fantastically beautiful photograph.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 9 Posts
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:37:59 PM
... and the result reflects reality.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 9 Posts
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:31:13 PM
mhh guys this photo really looks real BUT it most certainly is an HDR shot, meaning multiple shots were taken on a tripod (a dark one, a regular one and a clear one) and composited together in Photoshop to get this kind of result.

Take the moon for instance: you can see both the bright crescent and the shadow crescent. This kind of contrast is just impossible to capture with one shot with current technology. What strikes me more, though (and I'm surprised it was not challengend by the NASA before posting it on their website) is that the sun`s position on the horizon looks completely inconsistent with the crescent on the moon. The shots might have been taken several hours apart then - I may be wrong on this part though, I`m no astronomer.

For all the folks that will shout `Shooooopped` now that they have this explanation, here`s what the Director of photography at National Geographic says: an HDR picture is OK if the shots were taken at the same time and the result re

Male, 18-29, Western US
 112 Posts
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:08:36 PM
If it is real, that view is almost worth living in one of those shacks, that are probably freezing, with no electricity... Well, scratch that. I'll take just looking at the pic on the interwebz in my nice warm house. Still a cool pic though.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 795 Posts
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:16:52 AM
wheres the double rainbow guy to explain all this, his expertise are needed

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