Moonrise at Mesa Arch
by johnfrComment by glad2badad:
Greetings from the Critique Club!
You know what's ironic? I hadn't noticed the Moonrise reference until just now, and I voted on this image during the challenge (gave it a 6). I actual am impressed that that is the moon! How awesome is that?!
It's such an iconic location that I looked at it briefly, said, yep, about average for this challenge, voted and moved on.
Digging in a bit more now, there are two technical items that come forward pretty readily; noise in the shadows (like it may have been pushed in post) and the night sky (stars) are not sharp (20 second exposure at ??? focal length? - may have been pushing the 500 rule a little? Or, didn't quite get hyperfocal distance quite right and the focal range didn't quite get the infinity point?).
I do like the composition balance between foreground and sky, and the '*burst' on the moon is a plus.
I'll have to poke around your profile / portfolio now and see what other fun things you've been putting out there. :-)