Thursday, April 24, 2014

Moon-Rise Over Coronado Bay Harbor, California

I often bracket the exposures of my photos... it can make a big difference. Here's an example of four versions of the same photo, the first two are bracketed with regard to exposure, the second two are edited. Photo #1, straight out of the camera...
Photo #2, straight out of the camera, longer exposure. See the big difference exposure makes?
Photo #3, just a light touch of texture to the sky to darken the corners and make the sky a little more interesting...
And photo #4, heavier use of texture, almost starts to look a little like a painting.
Do you have a preference?? Not sure if I do. Photo-editing is a lot of fun, so I probably lean towards #4. Linking with Skwatch Friday. Click on the link to check out great skies from around the world. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

31 comments:

  1. I think I liked the long exposure one... but then on second glance all looked equally enticing. :)
    Great series.

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  2. Beautiful capture and each exposure has its own beauty!! A terrific series indeed!! Thanks for sharing!! Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. I think they are all beautiful!

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  4. I cannot choose a favourite. Each photo has a wonderful magic and I especially like that the editing is not overwhelming.

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  5. Oh, wonderful differences of the photo♡♡♡ My husband ,who loves sea very much, really respeced these wonderful pictures with moon.
    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  6. I enjoy tinkering with effects on photos. This is a wonderful shot. Hard to pick a favorite but I do love the texture in the last one.

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  7. That's a nice way to experiment with photos.
    I'm doubting between the second and the fourth photo.

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  8. They are all beautiful, I do like the use of the texture! Beautiful moon capture! Have a happy weekend!

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  9. I definitely love the artsy feel of the heavier texture added to your shot, but I think I over-all like the original the best. Fabulous night SWF view! Gr8 meeting you this morning. Now following you on GFC. Hope you have a pictastic weekend!

    ~Curious as a Cathy

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  10. I like #4 also. I am not a worshipper of SOC, I love using filters and textures and "messing around" with the pic.

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  11. it is between #2 and #4 - i love the gold!!

    and i'd love if you could find some more fences. :)

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  12. I like #'s 4 and 3... probably because I like to paint...#1... because I don't see cities at night and # 2 because it is a seek and see to the other photos. Great photos ...great post.

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  13. Beautiful shots of the moonlit night.

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  14. What fun -- you are expert at this. I love the fourth one -- I'm not very good at all at editing but it is fun! And yours does look painterly. I have kind of decided that 'straight out of the camera' doesn't mean much now.... I mean sometimes they are just fine but I don't think a photographer gets any extra points for that anymore -- it is what the finished product looks like no matter how it got there.

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  15. Gorgeous moon shot photography over CA ~ fond memories from San Diego and San Fran ~ Happy Weekend ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. great moon captures! yes it makes a difference. i like the longer exposure and the textured versions.

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  17. My preference is probably the 2nd one. But I think they're all good and I would have a hard time trying to pick just one from this bunch. :)

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  18. I like the look of the "painting", too. Great capture!

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  19. It's hard to pick a favorite ... they're all great.

    Irene

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  20. Gorgeous! I tend to be heavy-handed in my photo processing, so I'm going with #4. I love all of the textures in the sky.

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  21. Hi, mi piace molto la foto n° 2.
    Grazie per aver lasciato il tuo commento nel mio blog.
    Buona domenica :)
    Myriam

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  22. Number 2 for me - bit of a traditionalist if the truth be told!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  23. Heisann!
    Nice art works, beautiful scene covered in magic light!
    Thanks for your nice comment on my blog ;:OD)

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  24. Each one of the pictures is beautiful. Love the idea to publish the same picture with different exposures or different stages of editing!

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  25. So cool! I love the filters that lend a painting-like effect!

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