In the penultimate post in this series featuring Whitstable in Kent, we look at The Old Neptune. This stunning pub is actually located on the beach and has arguably the best beer garden in the country. As you can imagine the pub is always crowded, summer or winter, the obvious attraction being is location, however it is also a live music venue featuring a variety of acts both well known and local.
After shooting the previous few sunset images I was walking off the beach to stow the kit in the car before a small pint in the Neptune. Glancing over I was struck by the position of the moon and the mix between natural light and the light from the windows.
I adjusted the camera WB a little to warm the image then set to shooting. Due to the range in EV across the scene I opted for HDR, taking a series of shots. Back home 5 shots were fed into Photomatix, the initial result showing a remarkable mount of movement from the moon.
I reprocessed the shots but this time masking the moon so that only one image of this area was used.
Finally the image was adjusted in Photoshop CS5 for local contrast and to clean up a few areas.