The Transit of Venus Revisted

Processed vs. Raw Image of the Transit of Venus

Processed vs. Raw Image of the Transit of Venus

I recently acquired a copy of Photoshop CS6 and boy what a difference it has made in the quality of the images from a post processing standpoint.  Post processing using tools like Photoshop really help bring out the detail that is hiding in your photo.  Take the above images of the Transit of Venus, for example.  The image on the right is the Raw Image that the camera produces and you will notice that you can’t really see the planet Venus very much as the sun is drowning out the planet.  In the photo on the left, I adjusted the Red, Green, and Blue sliders in Photoshop to bring out the color of the sun and the shadow of the planet.  Zooming in on the processed image, you will also see that sun spots, which are caused by intense magnetic activity, are revealed on the Sun’s surface.

Transit of Venus Sun Spots

Transit of Venus Sun Spots

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