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    the moon at noon

    Waddled out the back door on some meaningless task or other and looked up at the hill beside the house. And there was the moon. At mid morning, hanging there low in the sky by the the towers. And I thought it was a bit different to the usually taken night time moon shots. And of course, whilst taking the shots, one of the resident magpies, who freeload around our place, just had to stick its big beak in and get in on the act!

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    Re: the moon at noon

    I really like the B&W.

    Wendy

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    Hi Ken

    That's an interesting photo. Could I suggest you try cropping out the main pole on the right hand side, just leaving the antenna "talking to the moon", even though it is pointing in the wrong direction. And before Dave H chimes in, I can tell you that the antenna is a mini-grid parabola.

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    Re: the moon at noon

    Quote Originally Posted by dje View Post
    That's an interesting photo. Could I suggest you try cropping out the main pole on the right hand side, just leaving the antenna "talking to the moon", even though it is pointing in the wrong direction.
    I'd agree with both these points.

    The magpie? It's got to go!

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    Re: the moon at noon

    Hi Dave and Mr D
    Thank you for the helpful comments. I had trouble with cropping these shots as when cropping out the Phone tower on the right it tended to leave a large blue 'vacuum' space up in the top LH corner. The pole seemed to balance this out. Anyway at the risk of losing detail from the top of the parabola pole I cropped right back to try and circumvent this empty space in the top LH corner. Is this any better composition wise?
    And as for losing the magpie? Have to wait until after dark and the coast is clear. They are protected here and, if caught, the penalty for knocking off a maggy is $10,000, Those damnable birds obviously have friends in high places!

    Once again, thank you gentlemen for your valuable input.
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    Re: the moon at noon

    Quote Originally Posted by ucci View Post
    Is this any better composition wise?

    the moon at noon
    Yes.

    Open it up in the Lightroom and then flick to and from between the versions using the 'forward' and 'back' arrows. This one jumps out, for me, as much the strongest of them all.

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