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Snow Moon over Neath Abbey Ruins

By DanBev
Took this during the snow moon it's a local monastery ruins by me was going for a eerie feel.

Tags: Architecture Full moon Ruins abbey Neath abbey

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18 Feb 2017 1:36PM
A couple of things I would have got closer to avoid the fence as you want the Abbey as the main subject, I cloned out the other fence ,same reason. the ground seems to fall away to the left so i lifted that a bit too.


paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2017 5:35PM
The idea is good, but the image is very soft indeed. A long way out of focus due, I would think, to camera movement. You are using a compact and a very long shutter speed. You would have needed a firm tripod and remote shutter release to avoid any blur.

dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1845 England
19 Feb 2017 8:42AM
It's always fun to experiment with new areas and types of picture. However, it sometimes takes an experiment or two to get things right.

There are problems with quality in almost every way here. he fence is sharper than the Abbey, and in trying to compromise between the exposure for the moon (it's grey rock in bright sunlight) and the Abbey (grey rock in starlight) you've run into problems, as the camera can't possibly bridge the gap. I think you may have done some processing to try to recover shadow detail, and there are clear signs that it has had some adverse side-effects.

As Paul says, you also need to keep the camera completely still - either on a tripod, or maybe rested on something solid and using the delayed action setting to release the shutter.

Sadly, you can't go back and shoot again - but it will be worth trying night shots with a more solid camera support and much longer exposure.

If you can say more about what you were aiming to do, and how you decided on settings and processing, we may be able to help more...

And - keep playing with ideas. It's how we all learned!

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