Moonrise over the ocean

A few minutes after a similar shot I posted. This time the moon is partially hidden, so it’s a better exposure. My goal was to emphasize the color and texture of the sky and water and de-emphasize the shore / bridge.


My edit
DSC08021.ARW.xmp (17.2 KB)
DSC08021.ARW (23.5 MB)

When I brightened the sky and water, it brightened the bridge and sand dune. I tried to darken it using tone equalizer and a mask but it looks a bit un-natural. I’d like to affect less of the water, but I’m struggling with values for the different parameters to get a “good” mask. Increasing the feather size to the right and left would make the effect less obvious.

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Hello everyone,

Here is my version made with some presets and colorize.
Greetings from Brussels,

DSC08021_01.ARW.xmp (15.6 KB)

My version…

DSC08021.ARW.xmp (16.7 KB)

DSC08021.ARW.xmp (11.8 KB)

DSC08021_01.ARW.xmp (12.3 KB)


I have done all sorts of extreme things to your image in GIMP!


Thanks for showing your masks