Lightroom’s Dehaze Slider Brings the Night Sky To Life

Jul 25, 2015

Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

Lightroom’s Dehaze Slider Brings the Night Sky To Life

Jul 25, 2015

Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

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We’ve seen it take on a blizzard and underwater scenes, but New Zealand-based photographer Tom Mackintosh decided to turn Lightroom’s new dehaze feature toward the night sky, with some incredible results.

As Tom describes, this images hurried and born out of a random curiosity.  Armed with a Canon 5D Mk III and a Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8, Tom quickly grabbed the images while standing in his yard.

RAW image, straight out of camera. ISO 3200, 24mm, f2.8, 20 second exposure
The image after tone, noise, color, and sharpening adjustments (no dehaze applied).
The image after tone, noise, color, and sharpening adjustments (no dehaze applied).

The Final Result

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After seeing this, I’m kinda wondering why we haven’t seen others giving it a try on the sky before…like when cave men used to think that fire was only for decoration.  Even if you don’t really need it, Ben, I’d still like to see what you would do with it.

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9 responses to “Lightroom’s Dehaze Slider Brings the Night Sky To Life”

  1. Joshua Post Avatar
    Joshua Post

    Excellent

  2. Brian Bledsoe Avatar
    Brian Bledsoe

    Tried this a little while back and the results were… interesting. It comes out a little over processed for my taste.

  3. Michael Lombardi Avatar
    Michael Lombardi

    Straight up awesome!

  4. Z Von Dienes-Oehm Avatar
    Z Von Dienes-Oehm

    I love the dehaze slider! Wish it was an update to the 5.x instead of CC.

  5. noghri Avatar
    noghri

    i’ve only seen the “good” articles on the dehaze option for what it means on the night sky pictures. but no real review on it. like the fact that it is just another clarity brush :). yes, it does the trick, it does it well, but let’s talk also about the amount of usage and what follows after to counterattack the halos/noise/etc. just saying that emphasizing on a single new option like it’s godlike by itself it is misleading. :)

  6. Iulian Alexandru Popa Avatar
    Iulian Alexandru Popa

    i’ve only seen the “good” articles on the dehaze option for what it means on the night sky pictures. but no real review on it. like the fact that it is just another clarity brush :). yes, it does the trick, it does it well, but let’s talk also about the amount of usage and what follows after to counterattack the halos/noise/etc. just saying that emphasizing on a single new option like it’s godlike by itself it is misleading. :)

  7. Stefan Nilsson Avatar
    Stefan Nilsson

    No one uses it for night sky? Oh boy is he wrong. Seen several big names who already mentioned it and I also mentioned it when it was demo:ed on videos. I use it most of the time now and alot of my fellow astroscapers.

  8. Matteo Dunchi Avatar
    Matteo Dunchi

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      Marco Croci

      (Y)