I recently got my copy of the Luminar Neo photo editor, put out by Skylum software, which is based in Ukraine, of all places. It looks like it’ll be good eventually, but at present it’s literally half-baked. The powerline removal erase tool has been available for some months, and it functions reasonably well. For the moment, I may just stick with Luminar AI, though.

Figure 1. Electric City sunrise. 30 March 2022. Photo: author.

On 30 March 2022 I woke up early and snapped a shot of the sunrise at 6:50 am. It was attractive, with the contrail-like cirrus clouds I call scritchy-scratchy skies. Luminar Neo has removed the most offensive wires in the image, though one low-hanging one made it through under the cover of branches. The cloud layers have a soft pink cast, and the cumulus clouds at the horizon on the left are getting the full strength of the sun’s reddest rays. I boosted the structure of the sky a little and darkened the ground by masking it and lowering the exposure nearly a stop. It’s just a parking lot.

Nikon Z 7ii with Nikkor Z 24-200 mm f/4-6.3 lens.

Figure 1. 43 MM, f/8, ISO 200, 1/250 s

Edited in Luminar Neo.

Published by gsb03632

A college professor living in Scranton, PA

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