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Moonlighting (reposted)

By Miles Herbert    
Kimmeridge Bay again, quite a while after sunset back in June. The main photo was taken using a Lee 0.9ND grad, 30 seconds at F16 and asa 400. The second shot was exposed a few seconds later for the moon detail, then the two were put together in Photoshop.

Thank you to those who commented on this before.

Tags: Digitally manipulated

Voters: msnapz, bigheart., bikemad and 113 more

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cameragirl 16 43 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 10:48AM
Well thought out photo. Very good! Love the colour and composition.
pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 10:49AM
Personally, I can't see the join! I don't go a bundle on too much manipulation (just personal taste, and not worth a debate), but this is a superb, understated result. I like this a lot.

cal9 17 99
26 Aug 2004 10:51AM
Just beautiful, well done you
mrarth 16 12
26 Aug 2004 10:52AM
Miles, like the effect, but the moon looks a little large, I presume the separate shot was taken at a different focal length?
helendixon 16 30 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 11:10AM
Great work Miles, it's nice to see it in a different light.

adamburton 16 627 11 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 11:10AM
Hi Miles,

I think I would have preferred the moon to be more on the right hand side of the pic. That said, I think its an excellent image.

26 Aug 2004 11:13AM
This is well done
mattw 16 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 11:15AM
Well done Miles - excllent shot. I don't think you need to play on the 'digital manipulation' too much - you simply merged two exposures, not 2 different photographs.
People have been doing this sort of thing in the darkroom for years....

helena 16 134 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 11:35AM
Beautiful, well done!!
willbrealey 16 253
26 Aug 2004 11:35AM
Yes great shot; and I agree with Matts comments.
Pete Plus
19 18.8k 97 England
26 Aug 2004 11:37AM
haven't I commented on this twice Wink Yup... I think you've cracked it now.
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
26 Aug 2004 11:41AM
Smart work...doesn't look spot on.
funkeldink 16 1.6k 1 Australia
26 Aug 2004 11:43AM
funkeldink 16 1.6k 1 Australia
26 Aug 2004 11:43AM
oh -- an EC -- WORTHY
daveg1969 16 51 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 11:44AM
Very nice.
mattmatic 16 598
26 Aug 2004 11:45AM
Excellent. I like the doesn't-look-like-digital-manipulation result Smile
Matt :click:
Miles Herbert 18 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 11:51AM
Thank you for all the comments. Lol..and for your input Pete, was just sat playing with the image between doing other things. This was the first time I tried using the D70 at night almost in the dark, so it was all a bit of an experiment.

(and I confess I did upsize the moon a little bit!)
conrad 16 10.9k 116
26 Aug 2004 11:54AM
Stunning combination!
ericfaragh 16 149 5 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 11:56AM
Skillful work and an excellent image Miles, well done and congratulations on the EC.
deltafour 16 13
26 Aug 2004 11:57AM

bikemad 16 87
26 Aug 2004 12:00PM
brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 12:01PM
Up to your usual high standard Miles, the moonbeam is lovely

26 Aug 2004 12:13PM
StevenHanna 17 296 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 12:30PM
Very good work Miles. Well done, and a well deserved EC.
novocastria 16 102
26 Aug 2004 12:44PM
Excellent work Miles - well deserved award.
billma 16 119 United States
26 Aug 2004 12:45PM
Gorgeuos. Good work in PS. Congrats.

digicammad 17 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 12:56PM
Good work Miles, they have blended beautifully.

26 Aug 2004 1:04PM
Simply wonderful shot!
tigerminx 16 237 South Africa
26 Aug 2004 1:10PM
Miles, this is such an awesome photo. I especially love the moon's reflection in the water. Congrats on the EC.
jonc 16 7
26 Aug 2004 1:13PM
Works really well. Well done.
noseprints 16 576
26 Aug 2004 1:23PM
wow, so much detail. would love to see a big poster. love the reflections!
andytvcams 18 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 1:24PM
My little pool,LOL,wow what a shot Miles,and i thought i was dedicated but not this late,well done mate.

andytvcams 18 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 1:25PM
Whoops, did not see the EC,congratulations.

rogerbryan 16 397 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 1:28PM
Stunning - great technique used here.
One of the best of Kimmbridge I have seen
chris.maddock 19 3.7k United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 1:59PM
Fantastic, very nicely done.

IanA 16 3.0k 12 England
26 Aug 2004 2:47PM
Well done Mile. Nice work.
Congrats too!

Ian (clicked)
duncs 16 28
26 Aug 2004 3:31PM
Fantastic image
Great lighting
Timecatcher 16 120 Canada
26 Aug 2004 5:18PM
Great shot have created it in a way where we can't tell...This is really well done and thought of
john short 16 25 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 5:57PM
well deserved EC a brilliant image
corin45 16
26 Aug 2004 6:30PM
Super image Miles! Steve.
AlanTW 17 353
26 Aug 2004 7:00PM
A worthy addition to your excellent portfolio
trahern 17 863 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 7:21PM
Mari 17 1.8k United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 7:45PM
Stunning work, Miles. Great image and ps work

iscramble 16 90 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2004 8:03PM
Fabulous Miles! well done on the EC.
Beautifully done. Congratulations.
LourensdB 16 2 South Africa
26 Aug 2004 9:26PM
Hi Miles - Love what you've done here. Very good. GREAT! Lourens
old timer 16 55 1 Scotland
26 Aug 2004 10:40PM
This shot, Miles, is just wonderful! Congrats on the EC.
geoffrey baker 16 501 1 Wales
27 Aug 2004 12:19AM
A lovely photo, well done.
Miles Herbert 18 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2004 10:30AM
Thank you all who have commented
seven21 16 259
27 Aug 2004 11:41AM
Congrats on another EC MIles and also on an original image from what is now a well documented location! - steve
johnjrp 16 432 5 Australia
27 Aug 2004 12:34PM
Very nice. Well done on the EC Award. John
mwatkins9801 16 190
27 Aug 2004 7:04PM
wow, wonderful job, and congrats on the ec recognition. thanks
Miles Herbert 18 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2004 7:26PM
Thank you
brian13 16 218
27 Aug 2004 8:07PM
Very worthy of EC and an excellent image.
KathyW 17 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
27 Aug 2004 8:45PM
Excellent work - two beautiful shots, very skilfully combined.
markosb 16 19
28 Aug 2004 10:42PM
This would have looked better as a double exposure on film, but I like the impact of the moon in any image. Nice colors in this as well. Congratulations on the Editors Choice on this, it stands out Smile.
andrewfyfe 16 64
29 Aug 2004 3:08PM
The light and the textures on the rock are amazing. This is an awesome shot

jerishoots 16 3 Saudi Arabia
30 Aug 2004 7:38AM
first class image.
31 Aug 2004 5:13PM
Goodness best one ive seen thus far
great shot keep it up
naturenut 17 1.8k England
5 Sep 2004 9:45AM
Super work Miles, well done and congratulations.
jeanie Plus
16 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2004 8:22PM
Super work on this one.

BTW - I should not have hoovered the lions cage - flipping dyson blew up on me this morning, could not cope with all those droppings!
theorderingone 16 2.4k
5 Sep 2004 8:50PM
Superb piece of maniplation! It just works so well!
6 Sep 2004 10:00AM
Not sure how I missed this, its stunning. K.
stevenj 17 2.0k England
6 Sep 2004 1:11PM
Another beauty Miles!
soozi5 16 34
13 Oct 2004 1:05PM
Waiting for the pegasus to fly past...Great work. Reminds me of a mystical world...
15 Oct 2004 4:15PM
Wow .. this is simply stunning .. *click* Tim
shane 16 7 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2004 5:51PM
Brilliant, Stunning

Another I missed

Paddy 17 254 8 England
28 Oct 2004 5:59PM
your at all my favorite places .. kimmeridge bay I have climbed & photoed many times .. your manipulation is perfect . love it Smile)P
JouŠo 16 56 Finland
16 Feb 2005 11:23AM
Fabulous image, Miles!

terry_cavner 15 332 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2005 3:57AM
It's all been said....Well Done
Jahila 15 19
21 Feb 2005 4:35AM
Cant wait to have a play with photoshop and will be coming to you for tips if you dont mind! LOve th way the light trail comes right to the front of the photo - beautiful Smile
phiggy 18 7 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2005 10:57PM
Another first class image.
Superb quality.
terry_cavner 15 332 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2005 11:33PM
OOOOOH Absolutely Superb
24 Feb 2005 9:16AM
nice 1 of kimmeridge not seen 1 like this b4 down there
29 Mar 2005 12:50PM
Soooooooooooooo beautiful.

Mavis 18 143 2 England
20 Jul 2005 12:54AM
Very beautiful and so cleverly put together Miles . xx
Mike Gray 16 382 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2005 10:29AM
Its a stunner Miles, its all been said before.
PS pleased to make it 100 for you
Kris_Dutson 18 8.2k 1 England
7 Oct 2005 12:53AM
teriffic bit of blending Miles.

beaniebabe 14 2.3k England
31 Oct 2005 9:02AM
Glad I hopped over, this image is lovely and I would have this framed and on my wall

thanks Angie x
rosie42 16 7 Australia
6 Dec 2005 11:07PM
Stunning work ...

Susie :o)
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
17 Apr 2006 10:27AM
Beautifully captured and reflections are amazing not surprised this got an EC,Take care Miles.AnnSmile
Blueprint 13 20 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2006 9:13AM
The only change i would make to this picture is me with a glass of wine sitting on the rocks....stunning and very romantic

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