I’m always hesitant to start work on another Pandora shot. I know I’m going to want to correct the awful burnt orange sky and I know it’s going to be a painstaking process. I used ‘select color range’ to make a rough selection of the sky. Cleaning up around all the vine and tree edges Pandora presents is a lesson in patience. As for the alignment of the moon in this photo, I wish I could say it was planned but I lucked out with my timing. I also took a shot of 15 seconds at ISO 400 which captured a good number of stars. I used that shot along with a single 30 second base exposure to create my final image.
I'm Matthew. I'm the photographer of this website.