castle and the star

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  1. mentos_007

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    the only thing that I don't like in this photo is not great sharpness. I know about it, but it was made without a tripod and exposure time: 1 sec.

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    Better sharpness would be nice but as it is there is an otherworldly feeling to it. Still a very cool shot!
     
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    ya, i agree with liz, it's pretty good as is. in fact, i'm surprised you got it as sharp as it is with no tripod and such a long setting.
     
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    what would you improve to this photo to make it ... great? :)
     
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    How much are you willing to manipulate it?
    I think it's a powerful image just the way it is. Balance and composition is excellent, and so is exposure.
    You could make it differrent by sharpening edges in PS, but that may not be an improvement just a differrent feel.
     
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    ooh, long exposure and no tripod is a bad idea.

    where's that wood tripod i suggested you to make? :D

    anyways, the blue sky is amazing.

    i did some playing with curves and levels, maybe you wanna see it?
     
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    I missed your post about the wood tripod. Could you repeat the instructions?
    Thanks
     
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    If you need any more wooden branchees I can give you some :) I cut down that tree and made my tripod from only one branch :) So there are plenty more :) Want some? huh
     
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    :lmao: :smileys:
     
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    Use a tripod next time. Sharpness is your friend, if you want to print, and especially if you want to print large.

    I'd also come in a little closer compositionally and get rid of the stuff on the bottom right that is kinda distracting.
     

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