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Anglesey Moon

By gerainte1
With a rd moon rising and the sun setting behind me the light was wonderful. This does not do it justice by a long shot. I wanted to have the moon as large as possible, I don't have a telephoto so tried my tameron 90mm to see what would happen. Probably silly but this is the result with a bit of burning around the horse. Comments appreciated.

Tags: Horse North wales Moon Evening Anglesey Landscape and travel

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nonur 14 18 13 Turkey
6 Jul 2014 5:13AM
Fantastic!
6 Jul 2014 9:03AM
Thank you nonur
6 Jul 2014 10:18AM
Love it , camping in Anglesey in 3 weeks cant wait love the place
salopian 11 3 28 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2014 11:05AM
I really like this shot - seems you are looking East over the Menai with the Snowdon massif in the background. The moon is a lovely colour and the lights twinkling on the hillside look fine. But ( there's always a but!) I don't think the foreground helps - it seems to me to clash with the softer colours of the hills and sky and the horse in particular is very prominent. An alternative and more restful composition could be achieved by cropping off the bottom up to the level of the far shore. The colours are interesting- not necessarily natural but quite pleasing - maybe the AWB was foxed by the evening light. Nice image though.

Geoff
paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2014 2:55PM
Very impressive indeed, but....

Are you telling us all? How do you get both the moon and the horse sharp? I'm struggling a bit here and suspect a bit more trickery than you admit to!

Would like the horse a touch off centre. Moon and horse on the centre line?

Paul
banehawi Plus
18 2.8k 4333 Canada
6 Jul 2014 3:56PM
I think theres way too much burning around the horse to be believable.

The Tamron is not being recognised by the camera, - theres no aperture information being captured, so it looks like a manual lens in exif.


Regards


Willie
6 Jul 2014 4:43PM
Hi thanks for the comments.

whatsthisbuttondo hope you have a good time.

Geoff I have a look at cropping it.

I used the grad filter and adjusted tone and colours but not much as the moon/sky at Easter was an amazing colour.

Paul and Willie I don't know why the are but sharp, should they not be? I used a second hand 90 (don't know how old it is) tameron 90mm macro lens at f11 as an experiment as I do not have a telephoto. It is manual on my D3100. There is no other trickery I assure you. I don't know how!

I agree it would have been better if the horse had obliged and moved.

I'll try less burning around the horse. too.

I'll post the original so people can have a look.

Thanks again for the comments always helpful.
6 Jul 2014 4:49PM
Sorry by the way interesting mods, thanks I like both.Smile

I have uploaded the original every thing looks sharp, horse and mountains. You'll see I have cropped a lot out and brought out the colours as I saw them!
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1966 England
6 Jul 2014 9:52PM
I can't see a problem with getting both horse and moon sharp at 1/2 second. So long as the horse doesn't decide to go for a gallop...

As has been said, there are two pictures competing here - but that's sort of the point: the contrast.

Maybe a bit of a Marmite shot, but I like it - and there's scope for different interpretations, tonally, and crop-wise.

I'd also, ideally, like to have seen versions with more overlap between the foreground and the distance, and with clear water between them.

There's nowt wrong with old manual lenses, if you have the time to expose and focus, as you did here. While the latest and best lenses are beter than anythign that went before, there's a lot of kit around from a good while back that will outperform most standard kit zooms.
paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2014 8:00AM
Recently sold an old Tamron 90mm. A super lens and heavily used on my old t90 outfit, but just too slow for macro on an EOS body for me. OK for set pieces. Replaced with modern 105 Sigma.

Totally accept your comment, but still struggle with horse and moon both sharp. I suppose at a tiny aperture you might get adequate resolution at infinity, but did you use a tiny aperture.

Paul
7 Jul 2014 9:49PM
Hi dudler thanks for the comments really encouraging.

Paul I have posted the original, not quite sure what you are suggesting I've done and not told people about. I said f11 above but looking at the lens I probably used f22 (the details are not recorded with the manual lens as you know) and this would explain the 0.5 seconds.

I love the lens, this is the first camera and lens that I have had to have a go at macro and it is so sharp and the colours so accurate, I'm sure there are better modern lenses but this works for me at the moment. How much better isa Sigma 105 it gets some very good reviews alos half price on Amazon?

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