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Dec 13, 2010 13:52 |  #1

my first attempt at a composite... comment? critique? bw!bw!bw!bw!


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Dec 13, 2010 18:24 |  #2

The composite being the Moon layered in?

I think it would be more effective if the phase of the Moon was consistent with the time of day and apparent position of the sun, based what can be inferred from other shadows. It just doesn't look real to me.

Also, the sky is noisy and there seems to be softness in the mountains and trees.


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Dec 13, 2010 19:52 |  #3

The mountains are lit from the right and so is the moon, but maybe the lighting angle isn't quite the same. The moon seems awfully big, though.

But ... there's something going on in the foreground shadows -- I keep blinking and thinking my eyes are going bad. Looks really "squishy" and blurry.


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Dec 13, 2010 20:25 |  #4

I can remove the noise, but the montains look "squishy" due to the compression, i dont have the best compressed pictures...


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Dec 14, 2010 06:53 as a reply to  @ rpmaurer's post |  #5

Moon is too big, too centered, too blown...just doesn't look like a natural scene. TBH, before playing with composites, etc. it'd be best to concentrate more on composition and exposure basics before relying on "trickery" to make a photo "interesting" (no offense intended).

If and when you do start getting serious about composites using the moon, do as joedlh suggested in his post and study up on the correct moon phase and position of the moon at the time...there are plenty of sun and moon rise data tables available that will tell you all this information (all you'll then need is a file of moon shots taken in different phases, seasons, etc).


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