Quiet Night (stars over lake)
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tom lozinski
Registered: Jul 14, 2011
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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/manasquantom/6580975079/" title="Manasquan Reservoir under the stars4 by lozinskitom, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7026/6580975079_e6e0dfba37_o.jpg" width="1600" height="1060" alt="Manasquan Reservoir under the stars4"></a>
First time trying to embed the link with the html code from flickr. Hope it works.


Quiet Night



tom lozinski
Registered: Jul 14, 2011
Total Posts: 98
Country: United States

Trying the BBC code instead of the HTML code. Not sure what bbc stands for but I'll give it a shot. Looked for a sticky giving instructions, I'll look a little more if this doesn't work.

Thanks
Manasquan Reservoir under the stars4 by lozinskitom, on Flickr]bbc code[/url]

If that doesn't work, the regular address is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/manasquantom/6580975079/in/photostream/lightbox/



cgardner
Registered: Nov 18, 2002
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I find the brighter foreground object and trees compete too much with the sky making them the stronger focal point, when the sky and stars is more interesting. Do you have any shots where less foreground lighting (or none) was used for comparison?



RustyBug
Registered: Feb 02, 2009
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Tried to balance the sky vs. foreground a bit with some selective edits... removed the distraction of the horizon lights and your watermark (unfortunately killed some reflection detail also).

Slight crop also.



sbeme
Registered: Dec 23, 2003
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Could you repost or post an additional version with long edge 800-1000? Too big to see on most monitors without scrolling.
Scott



tom lozinski
Registered: Jul 14, 2011
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Here is a version without the foreground lit (the midground is still lit.) I guess I could average the two. I tried averaging the two but the problem is that the floating tree stump is moving and doesn't line up easily. Thanks for the comments, I did darken the horizon lights a bit.


Manasquan reservoir without the foreground lit by lozinskitom, on Flickr]dark foreground[/url]



RustyBug
Registered: Feb 02, 2009
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Duplicate layers, then selective adjust/delete/blend to taste.
(needed better masking at the trunk of the tree/water line ... I just masked at the horizon for a quickie)



davenfl
Registered: Jun 29, 2008
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This last one posted by Rustybug is the total winner in my mind, love the photo with the addition of the additional PP, very nice indeed.

Dave