Do you think it is too dark?

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  1. Leigh Wanstead

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    I would definitely say so. The moon looks good, but the rest definitely needs more light.
     
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    IMO, it is the color of the moon that matches the windows that is the most powerful part of this image.
    SO: I would only lighten this with the levels or curves.
    Make the moon brighter and the house a little brighter.
    Straighten the house a little and then crop it removing the white window (that breaks the spell) (also added a little sky to bring the moon down)

    Then the one person in window at lower left really gives a balance to the image.

    What do you think?

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    WOW! This is a huge moon.
    I like the composition and the interplay between the color of the moon and the windows. Did I already mention how big that moon is?

    Cheers
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    Thanks for the adjustment.;)

    But I noticed there are some visible artifacts in the brick of the house. That is the reason I don't want to do too much post editing. Less is good.:lol:

    Regards
    Leigh
     
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    Quick edit - tried to save it but the image quality is just so bad...sorry man.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Id say that is significantly better than the original.
     
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    They sky is alot smoother than the grainy original.
    It is just me or does it look like some clouds were cloned out of the original. I'm sure I can see evidence of this.
     
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    The clouds weren't cloned out, but they were lost because I used the magic wand tool to select the sky and add a gaussian blur. I tried to adjust the opacity of the effect, but there was so much grain that it needed a dramatic application of blur to cover it up.
     
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    Its to dark, but nothing you can't fix in PS. there is also a weird glare in the bottom right hand corner I would get rid of. And the person in the lower left I find very distracting.
     

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