EC3 - If We Lived Near a Nebula

 

By Derek Carlin

By Apr 07/2020

If we lived near a nebula, the nearby stars and illuminated gases would be visible soon after the sun set ... or might even be somewhat visible during the day.  And we also seem to be orbiting a gas giant because ... well, it's my reality. :-)

The photo was prepped in Lightroom, with the lower corner having an exposure gradient adjustment, trying to darken it so people would not be visible.  The sun had a radial adjustment added to increase contrast, saturation and immedite brightess to make the aperture star rays stand out more.

Then the image was brought into photoshop for the composite work, Adding nebula star field and gas giant as layers with gradient masks applied to try and get a decent fade from sunset sky into darker zenith where stars would be first visible.