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As I went out one evening to take the evening air / I was blessed by a blood-red moon
As I went out one evening to take the evening air / I was blessed by a blood-red moon
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Challenge: Red V (Minimal Editing I)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Lens: Canon 12x IS USM (S3 IS built-in Lens) -- 36-432mm (35mm EQ)
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Oct 8, 2014
Aperture: 3.51
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/501
Galleries: Emotive, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Oct 8, 2014

Title taken from the first two lines of the song with perhaps my favorite song title ever (see below).

Shot the day after the eclipse when the Moon was still about 97% illuminated. Shot through the "Golden Arches" sign of the local McDonalds.

Prepared by making a file in Photoshop and filling it with Cyan ("opposite" of Red), and using it to set a custom White Balance to shift colors towards red. Some experimentation showed that adding flash would not over-ride this with regard to the Moon, so the arch and street-sign back are more-or-less natural color.

Minimal editing with IrfanView.

-Handheld, manual mode
-FL 432mm (35mm EQ), manual focus
-Onboard flash fired at 100% power
-Rotate 90 CCW
-Resize
-Sharpen
-SaveAs JPEG at 100% quality = 171KB

File: RedMunArch_IMG_2284-DPCiv

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This song refers to the (police) riots which broke out during protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

William Butler Yeats Visits Lincoln Park and Escapes Unscathed
Words and Music by Phil Ochs
As I went out one evening to take the evening air

I was blessed by a blood-red moon
In Lincoln Park the dark was turning

I spied a fair young maiden and a flame was in her eyes
And on her face lay the steel blue skies
Of Lincoln Park, the dark was turning
Turning

They spread their sheets upon the ground just like a wandering tribe
And the wise men walked in their Robespierre robes
Through Lincoln Park the dark was turning

The towers trapped and trembling, and the boats were tossed about
When the fog rolled in and the gas rolled out
From Lincoln Park the dark was turning
Turning

Like wild horses freed at last we took the streets of wine
But I searched in vain for she stayed behind
In Lincoln Park the dark was turning

I'll go back to the city where I can be alone
And tell my friend she lies in stone
In Lincoln Park the dark was turning

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10/21/2014 09:42:35 PM
Brilliant framing. A ten for you.
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10/18/2014 05:31:39 PM
I'm on the fence as to whether these foreground objects enhance or distract from the moon. A little of both maybe, if that's possible? I do like the sort of 2 dimensional composition you've put together with all of the elements joining one another, and it certainly stands out from the other moon photos.
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10/17/2014 09:44:05 AM
And your blood-red moon came out yellowish in camera :-(
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10/17/2014 09:38:21 AM
The red is not red on my screen, but the yellow is yellow so alls well.
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10/15/2014 06:59:15 PM
Wish the McDs arch wasn't in the way. Would have been an awesome shot of the blood moon. Good subject choice.
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