View Full Version : Haystack Rock Moonscape

01-06-2014, 12:11 AM
25 sec., f2.8, iso2000, Rokinon 14mm lens, Topaz noise reduction, D800

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Terry Johnson
01-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Dan, nice shot. The glow at the horizon is the fishing boats. Slight fog in the image, however, I like the look as the starlight passes through.

Thanks for sharing...Terry Johnson... Lake Oswego, Oregon

David Stephens
01-06-2014, 05:05 PM
Great sky, reflection and rock. I think I'd prefer a little less light on the rock, but that's just a nit.

Don Lacy
01-06-2014, 10:19 PM
Really nice image here Dan, composition wise I might lose a little bit of the foreground.

Diane Miller
01-07-2014, 12:08 AM
Interesting to see a comparison with this lens. I'm surprised by the very complex distortion of the horizon line.

01-07-2014, 12:25 AM
It has a ton of distortion..
It gets raves from star photographers which is why I got it.
It does have really good manual focus and sharp corners.
ACR does not recognize it, I used nikon 14-24 to correct but it did not work that we'll.
Definately not the best for ocean horizons which are the most critical.

01-07-2014, 10:00 AM
Dan, If you use Lightroom, you may want to install this profile for your lens.

Very nice capture, but the lens distortion does take away a bit from the image. Hope this helps!!

Rachel Hollander
01-07-2014, 07:51 PM
Hi Dan - nice nightscape. I like the light on the rock and the clouds/moon. I also noticed the lens distortion. There's also a halo around the rocks. I might prefer the largest rock to be a bit more off-center.


Andrew McLachlan
01-12-2014, 08:29 PM
Hi DAn, a very nice scene...I would prefer a little more space between the moon and the haystack...to me it looks a little too smooth..maybe the Topaz DeNoise settings? I do like the curvature caused by the distortion of the lens.

Morkel Erasmus
01-17-2014, 03:14 PM
Late to this one Dan - nice scene and exposure well handled to get star detail and the moon vivid. Besides the distortion mentioned, the overall image lacks fine detail and there's a smoothness which I presume comes from your application of Topaz noise reduction...perhaps you were a bit heavy-handed?