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The processing is fantastic, you did a great job with that. For me, the initial view was appealing, but then in my minds eye, the moon just seems to push it over edge. A couple reasons, first my mind can't except that the moon could be seen there and also all the stars. Second, visually the golden area on the horizon indicates light from the sun, but then there is the moon right next to it.
So perhaps it's the disbelief the moon adds to the shot that is causing it not to be accepted by the public? The image shows great processing skills, but just because we can seamlessly add an element or enhance an element, doesn't mean we should. I think the end result needs to one of a view of reality, but I think the moon is taking it beyond that.
I hope that helps,
Yeah I hear you Jim, I guess I was trying to get the best of both worlds. The moon was in fact there, and I could clearly see it of course, as in it wasn't blown out. The view of the sky is of course exaggerated in post, but I see what you are saying about how the two shouldn't really exist together. I just didn't want to have the moon be blown out, as might 'feel' more natural, or have the sky less starry so that a crisp moon felt natural... yeah I dunno. Dillema!
Thanks for your input. Something to think about.