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Old Dec 20, 2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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Is this any good? Moon setting over 30 million year old volcanic caldera. Original shot with 18-250 and then crop with PP. Desaturated the moon, noise reduction and sharpened. I like the moon, but I'm feeling the foreground is just too muddy.
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Old Dec 20, 2013, 12:10 PM   #2
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Is this any good? Moon setting over 30 million year old volcanic caldera. Original shot with 18-250 and then crop with PP. Desaturated the moon, noise reduction and sharpened. I like the moon, but I'm feeling the foreground is just too muddy.
I like it but I get the feeling I would have almost preferred a silhouette landscape with the moon and a slightly lighter sky.
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Tried just to create a silhouette.
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I like the first one, the second one looks over-sharpened/over-processed to me. I might try to sharpen the moon itself a bit more, but leave the foreground alone. Yes, it's a bit muddy, but it looks realistic. If you want to play around with the foreground I might change the contrast a bit without trying to sharpen it at all. But it's a picture that less might be better.
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The silhouette is absolutely what I was looking for and didn't know it. Thanks for the replies.
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The excessive crop really deteriorates the IQ.
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I do like the silhouette better. Wonder how it would work (next time) if you took two exposures - one exposed for the moon, one for the mountains, and then combined them...
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