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Mountian Moon Rise
Mountian Moon Rise
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sky (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Canon
Location: Somewhere in Norway
Date: Dec 10, 2006
Aperture: 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Landscape, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Dec 11, 2006

2 images,

Main image is a mountain scene somewhere in Norway. The moon was shot hand held with a 70-200 F4L and 1.4 converter.

The main image was shot during full daylight with overcast sky. The real sky had no color in it at all. There is a gradient fill from blue to pale orange behind the star field. That is what gives the slight glow at the bottom of the sky.

The reflection is real, no Flood effect. The stars were created using the following tutorial

http://gallery.artofgregmartin.com/tuts_arts/making_a_star_field.html

It uses the noise filter in Photoshop, layers, levels, brighness and contrast, and gausian blur. It is a lot of fun if you have some time.

Lots of masks and levels, D&B, B&C.

USM and Neat Image.

I can't wait to see all the cool entries!

Statistics
Place: 30 out of 123
Avg (all users): 6.3931
Avg (commenters): 7.3784
Avg (participants): 6.2537
Avg (non-participants): 6.4410
Views since voting: 2011
Views during voting: 597
Votes: 262
Comments: 40
Favorites: 8 (view)


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12/22/2006 07:56:06 AM
I am shocked that this one isn't on the first page! This was the first image that blew my socks off when it popped up on my screen.

AWESOME PHOTO!!!!

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12/22/2006 12:19:30 AM
Brilliant work. Just a stellar image. Wish it'd been a bit higher.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2006 01:21:02 PM
Difficult to appreciate the photo because of the reflection, The shore line cuts the image almost in half and I find I am looking up, then down - never at the whole photo, plus everything converges in the center and I realize I never really did look at the sky. I really like color contrast of right buildings to the b&w building on the left.
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12/20/2006 04:44:21 PM
very unique.. i like the scene
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12/20/2006 03:38:42 PM
holy crap 10
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12/20/2006 01:37:44 PM
very forced IMO
12/19/2006 10:28:39 PM
Breath-Taking! :) 10!!!!!!!
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12/19/2006 09:53:13 PM
The sky looks too fake to me. Maybe it would be better if it didn't have such a strong purple hue.
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12/19/2006 03:17:18 PM
awesome idea... if it would have looked more like a real photograph, it would have been better.. still, you did a great job... i bet you that too ages
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12/19/2006 01:17:39 PM
The moon and the sky appear to be a collage for me, it doesn't look natural or naturally incorporated to the image.
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12/19/2006 10:30:29 AM
this looks like a painting on velvet, but hanging on the wall of a very interesting person. 7
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12/18/2006 07:33:37 PM
very nice, one of my favorites....
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12/18/2006 10:13:35 AM
Beautifully done, my eye craves a bit of golden tone on the moon.
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12/18/2006 02:42:05 AM
how did u achieve such magic? 9 for now..
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12/18/2006 12:59:59 AM
Wow...this is great work
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12/17/2006 10:03:17 PM
Awesome photo, and dof of color...10
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12/17/2006 07:53:57 PM
You got the expert editing down. Wonderfully shot. Just beautiful work. You got everything right on this one. 10!!
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12/17/2006 07:32:22 AM
too dark
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12/17/2006 01:16:52 AM
Beautiful. I fear you may suffer a bit from miscalibrated monitors with this but the effect is breathtaking. Well done!
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12/16/2006 10:54:46 PM
Interesting
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12/16/2006 06:54:35 PM
Not a fan of the editing here but the composition is fantastic.
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12/16/2006 03:29:05 PM
wow if this were a little brighter that would be amazing....i would like to know what you did with this shot!!! 10 adding to faves!
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12/16/2006 02:55:28 PM
10! 10! 10! 10! 10!
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12/16/2006 02:33:30 AM
eoe ... I love the quality of this image ... great job
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12/16/2006 12:04:31 AM
wow...very pretty...perhaps a little flat, but a superb effort for this challenge...looks surreal 9
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12/15/2006 11:05:58 PM
I really like it, but the moon is in a wierd position for me
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12/15/2006 11:03:23 PM
would be much better, in my humble opinion, if the moon was not there.
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12/15/2006 07:29:08 PM
WOW. I love it. 10
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12/15/2006 02:03:33 PM
a little dark but other than that, i really like it
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12/15/2006 01:27:55 PM
This is a nice photo, I like it. However I would probably like it better if the moon were a tad smaller.
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12/15/2006 10:56:31 AM
Ohmygosh. . .let me catch my breath before I speak or vote. . . . .ok. All I can say is "10!!!!!"
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12/15/2006 09:38:08 AM
Cool idea but seems too dark- yea I know it's night but it is also as fake as you want it to be- so maybe in this world the moon would light up things more? I do think this is a super shot, and I like the way you did the sky.
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12/15/2006 09:36:42 AM
Beautiful and amazing.
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12/15/2006 08:56:09 AM
bit too dark.
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12/15/2006 08:00:28 AM
this looks very nice but a bit too dark/muddy. great job overall though.
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12/15/2006 02:36:54 AM
Wooooow!!! Amazing!
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12/15/2006 01:13:19 AM
Nice digital art. I like the overall tones and the idea of a world we'll never see. 8
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12/15/2006 01:06:46 AM
This is mindblowing.
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12/15/2006 12:56:06 AM
Perfect calander shot here.....
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12/15/2006 12:30:40 AM
It is very unfortunate that the snow (?) on the trees left so closely mimics the stars int he gap. I find it very disconcerting. There is also an overall, dirty yellow/sepia tint to the whites that I don't care for; but otherwise this is very striking and I like it very much.
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