Any feedback and suggestions are welcomed.
This is from the same series as the one I posted yesterday. I received very helpful comments on it, and will ask different questions. I will group questions by problem area (or, what appears to me to be a problme).
1. Lack of focus. I used a tripod (as I do 80% of time) and 2 sec. delay. (I don't have a remote release yet.) I considered taking two images, exposing for f/g and b/g, but the moon rises so fast that I gave up on this idea. How can I increase sharpness (without overdoing) in post?
2. Noise. The image has been cropped from 5184x3456 to 255x1406, and there is grain, even though I kept ISO at 100. I played with Clarity and Noise reduction in ACR just a little, but not much, since the image is blurred and noisy already (overdoing Clarity added noise, but noise reduction added blur). Is there a way to reduce noise without impacting clarity?
3. Light. I was fortunate (I think) that the moon was rising at the same time as the sun was setting, hence the f/g (for example, the church) caught the last rays of sun. On the initial image the moon was too pale, and I made it more saturated (by reducing exposure in ACR). However, I am not sure how my two sources of light are harmonized in the picture. I understand it's the same source of light, the sun, only it reflects off the surface of the moon just crossing the horizon and of f/g (e.g. the church and a few tree trunks) differently. Does one need to be a little warmer than the other? Or is it a matter of taste?
Tags: Landscape and travel