View Full Version : Moonrise - from a landscape virgin

Ákos Lumnitzer
07-02-2009, 05:51 PM
While walking my dogs at the local lakes, I noticed the moon rising in the east, and it was huge in the sky. I waited for some clouds and fired away.

Please be gentle, I am a landscape virgin, with a capital V!

30D, 300mm f/4L IS USM and 1.4x, ISO400, f/5.6, 1/640th, +1 exposure comp. HH, 85% of original. Applied contrast, some darkening of clouds and saturation. Pretty much that is all. .

Thanks for looking and all critique is appreciated. Thank you. :)

Robert Amoruso
07-02-2009, 07:46 PM
That's pretty cool looking. I like it. Good placement on the moon rule of thirds wise. Exposure good too. I played around with a selection of the moon and uping contrast and did not like anything I did so left as is. Not that more contrast would be better, just curious how it would look.

Ákos Lumnitzer
07-03-2009, 01:59 AM
HI Robert
Thank you for taking the time. :)

Kobus Tollig
07-03-2009, 02:45 AM
Super well done. I would have liked the bottom to be a mountain cause the clouds does not look great there. Maybe remove them and crop off the bottom?

Morkel Erasmus
07-03-2009, 06:34 AM
lovely mood. I agree on taking out the bottom clouds. nice one Akos! the moon is vivid...

Ákos Lumnitzer
07-03-2009, 06:49 AM
Do you guys think this is better? In this case it is missing the mountain below. I can always do a montage since I fell in love with the OOTB kind of stuff. That's so neat!

denise ippolito
07-03-2009, 07:13 AM
Akos, My first thoughts were to crop off the bottom-but now that you did I think it takes all that lovely color from your image. I like it as presented.

Ákos Lumnitzer
07-03-2009, 07:19 AM
Thanks D. :) I think it needs a thicker band of cloud at the bottom. May have to tweak with some copying.

Paul Lagasi
07-03-2009, 07:22 AM
Akos..both look good to me, but I lean more towards 2nd one....nice work..gotta love those dogs...

Ákos Lumnitzer
07-03-2009, 07:36 AM
Something like this I think. I am not good at blending the two edges together. I just cut out the sky in the middle. I made a little mess at the bottom too. But that's the idea. Is that (idea) better?

Kobus Tollig
07-03-2009, 08:41 AM
Second one the best imo

denise ippolito
07-03-2009, 08:43 AM
Akos, I like it!!

Fabs Forns
07-03-2009, 09:03 AM
Last repost looks great to me!

Ákos Lumnitzer
07-03-2009, 09:04 AM
Thanks friends for the constructive comments. :)

Robert Amoruso
07-03-2009, 03:29 PM

I like your blended version. I knew coping out the bottom was not the answer but did not like the large gap. Glad to see what you came up with.

Arthur Morris
07-03-2009, 03:37 PM
Very Vonderful. I like the first and the last equally. Nice and SH with a good EXP. Vas the dog barking at the moon?

Jay Gould
07-03-2009, 04:42 PM
Hi Akos, it is a fun image and presents lots of alternatives. When I first saw the image I envisioned something like this, and the viewer can decide if the moon is in the sky or just rising above "whatever"!

Thanks for creating the image for me to play with :D

Ákos Lumnitzer
07-03-2009, 05:28 PM
Thanks Robert (again) and Artie. :) No Sir, doggies no bark at moon. :D

Jay, thanks mate, that would be great, in that crop though I feel the moon is on the centerline. The clouds were quite sparse. Thanks for your time too mate. Appreciate the input.

This is WHY BPN ROCKS! Did I not say that many times?

Roman Kurywczak
07-05-2009, 09:56 AM
Hey Akos,
Wow virgin with a capitol V....now I'm excited:eek:! I like your re-worked version best as the crop took too much away. Moving the clouds up was the right choice! Great advice and help given above so will only add......very nicely done.....even if you weren't a virgin!!!

Ákos Lumnitzer
07-07-2009, 02:18 AM
Hi Roman
Thanks for looking and your advice buddy. I appreciate it. :)