As I have gone on about before, I try to keep my landscape photos pretty authentic, even if I have to work to get a photo looking right. For example, I have already explained how this photo is a composite of two exposures to try to get it as right as possible. It is probably still too dark on the whole, but the moon is right or at least pretty darn close.
That was the best composition that I could find at my location, and I was happy enough with it. Then, it did occur to me that the composition would be even stronger with the moon moved left, over those two lower lights, and I mentioned that in yesterdays post. I also mentioned that it wouldn't be authentic that way, so I didn't do it.
However (ahem), I did get to wondering if I were correct in my judgement, and if I could pull the move off. Once I published that post, I set to it.
It wasn't difficult at all, and I do think that it is a better composition. I am torn. I like to be authentic, but I also prefer this composition. It is art after all, and I am not doing photojournalism or entering it in a competition. In point of fact, this photo my never be seen again, so it hardly matters.
. . . I thought I was done but then decided to play with another image. You may recall that I had wanted a photo with the moon directly over the overpass along the road but that it wasn't in the right place. So here is a real big moon in the right spot, just for fun. Why not, eh?