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Full Moon and Stars | by MarkGregory007
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Full Moon and Stars

Colors of the moon - over saturated for effect


Our eyes cannot see the moon’s true colors. While we normally see mostly shades of gray, there are in fact many subtle color differences. These colors are muted, but they do exist.


The colors are from different chemical elements on the moon's surface. Blue indicates high amounts of the element Titanium. Red areas have reduced amounts of titanium.


Dried lava beds, craters, and rocks all have subtle color differences that can be brought out with digital photo software such as Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. To enhance the colors in this photo I used Photoshop Elements and a filter by Topaz Labs.


copyright - Mark Mathosian

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Uploaded on March 15, 2012