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Moonlight On The Naze

By chrisrudland
Finally got down to Walton on the Naze in Essex for a dust shot. And met my old friend Ian (Flindt) who by coincidence was there, these epz lot get everywhere. Nice to see you again Ian.

Here it is anyway, not much to say as I have discovered more dust and spent 5 minutes processing the raw image and 35 minutes just trying to get dust spots off it.

Very long exposure for me on bulb setting as it was nearly dark, used a cable 45 seconds @ F20.

I took the moon shot just slightly to the left and panned back to take this one, so the moon was dragged from another layer in PS and blended in.


Tags: General Essex Digitally manipulated Walton Naze Landscape and travel

Voters: KevinGoodchild, jeanie, bricjen and 73 more

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troberts 14 17
1 Jan 2007 8:15PM
Well worth the effort
conrad 17 10.9k 116
1 Jan 2007 8:16PM
Excellent composition and exposure, and I love the subtle tones in the sky and on the water.

1nten5e 15 11
1 Jan 2007 8:16PM

NorthernEdge 16 535 England
1 Jan 2007 8:21PM
lovely feel to this, altho' I think I would prefer it without a moon.

Excellent composition, light & mood to die for.
Chriscj 15 96 1 England
1 Jan 2007 8:26PM
Lovely composition and colours Chris but I would prefer it without the moon. I find it a touch distracting.

NikkiW 14 33 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2007 8:31PM
excellent! love the colours and composition.
LisaRose 14 172 4 United States
1 Jan 2007 8:32PM
Very beautiful picture, good exposure, lovely tone, I do agree about the moon being a bit distracting though.

sooty 36 17 14 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2007 8:32PM
very nice composure and lovely tones.
rhiw_com 15 24
1 Jan 2007 8:49PM
Beautifully photographed Chris. Superb work.

Rg Tony
ESP 14 26 England
1 Jan 2007 9:02PM
Excellent work ..wonderful light and colour

cadman359 15 3
1 Jan 2007 9:10PM
very nicely done sir ! I was hoping to see some of the photographers shots that were down there this afternoon/evening
Mary_C 15 1 Wales
1 Jan 2007 9:13PM
Beautiful, beautiful image
bricjen 15 United States
1 Jan 2007 9:35PM
Amazing color.
IanFlindt 16 740 21 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2007 9:35PM
I'm chuffed to say that I was there at around the time this classic shot was taken. It's a beauty, Chris.
VintageRed 15 15 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2007 9:47PM
Wonderful light and colour.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
1 Jan 2007 10:09PM
Beautiful tones and exposure.
chrisrudland 17 156 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2007 10:26PM
Thank you for your comments on this, having looked at it now I have decided to remove the moon I added. I will upload the original on my own website so thanks for the feedback, its very useful.

dp 17 165 3 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2007 10:43PM
I think I just about agree Chris. Love the tones in the water and an excellent composition.

viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2007 11:01PM
A beautiful night shot.

GregorP 16 4 Slovenia
2 Jan 2007 12:47AM
Awesome shot.Beautiful!!!

tepot 16 4.4k United Kingdom
2 Jan 2007 5:10AM
quite a bit of noise in the big version, nice colours though.
CP_01 16 1
2 Jan 2007 7:32AM
Magnificent!! work.
IanFlindt 16 740 21 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2007 3:34PM
Just came back to see you've had an HC for this, Chris. Many congratulations! There's no way now that I'm going to upload my pathetic efforts from yesterday's excursion. I was telling Sue that you're one hell of a photographer (once you were out of hearing, of course!) and this just proves that if it needed proving.
dven Plus
16 43 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2007 5:46PM

chrisrudland 17 156 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2007 6:59PM
I heard you Ian, had real trouble getting in the car when I got back, my head was so big.

Your always so gracious with your compliments but underneath that green wax jacket there's a mean photographer bursting out.

Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2007 9:07PM
beautiful capture, well done on your HC
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
3 Jan 2007 1:18AM
Beautiful work, marvellous setting ... excellent shot.

John_Duckett 17 386 2 Norfolk Island
4 Jan 2007 12:53PM
Beautifully lit again Chris and congratulations on the HC

lobsterboy Plus
17 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2007 9:04PM
congrats on the HC - lovely shot of the Naze, nice one.
CathyI 16 344 3 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2007 7:16PM
Lovely colours in this! I like the moon in it, but feel it could use a little more space round it - it seems a bit cramped in the corner. Having said that, I don't know what this would have done to the composition...

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