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Challenge: Extreme Supermoon (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Date: Mar 18, 2011
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1
Date Uploaded: Mar 20, 2011

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 85
Avg (all users): 8.1000
Avg (commenters): 9.2609
Avg (participants): 7.6957
Avg (non-participants): 8.2500
Views since voting: 12003
Views during voting: 709
Votes: 170
Comments: 73
Favorites: 53 (view)


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02/28/2012 05:07:59 PM
Absolutely WOW!
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02/25/2012 05:09:02 PM
That is absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing how this was achieved.
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07/01/2011 07:06:10 PM
Originally posted by Timosaby:

Removed my comment since you singled it out as unhelpful. Congrats on the ribbon.


Oops! Sorry about that. I must have missed it. Don't even remember what it was now :) Thank you for the congrats, Tammam!
04/01/2011 11:45:00 AM
Random post of the day:"In the night I hear them talk the coldest story ever told....."
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03/30/2011 10:05:57 PM
Beautiful
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03/30/2011 04:12:15 PM
The moon reflection is pretty easy. After extracting the moon from the original picture and importing it into the new one, it will sit on its own layer in Photoshop. Just duplicate the layer, invert it vertically, position it where it makes sense, add some Gaussian blur to it, and maybe some other filter like glass or ocean ripple so it fits in better in the water. The light on the Fisherman is natural light. The photo was taken before it got dark, I made it look like it was taken at night in post-processing.
03/30/2011 03:25:17 PM
OK...I'll stop asking questions soon......How did you get the moon reflection in the lake since the moon itself was a composite insert?
As you can guess I am a novice and would love to learn some of your skills. Jim
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03/30/2011 03:23:06 PM
Am loving this photo......Is that a car headlights that lit up the fisherman?
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03/30/2011 03:21:40 PM
Thank you for your response.....I will try what you instructed. I have underexposed in the past and still the moon came out blown out.....I was thinking a filter might work...but......am not sure.....
Am using a 5D MII as well.....have a 70-200 & 2X extender as well. Jim
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03/30/2011 12:20:26 PM
Originally posted by jiminri:

Love your composite picture and much deserved scores...
Would you mind sharing how you took your picture of the moon? I just can't figure it out...always comes blown out for me?

Thanks, jimet00@hotmail.com Jim


I used my 70-200mm mounted on my Canon Extender EF 2x which basically brought the moon closer by factor of 2. Still, the moon was fairly small in my frame. The most important thing for me was to make sure the moon was sharp, so I had to have a fairly fast shutter speed (at least 1/125 sec). The camera was in Av mode so I had to adjust the ISO to get the shutter speed that I wanted. Because it had started to get dark, the camera meter thinks that it needs to overexpose in order to compensate for the dark skies (since the dark skies were in the frame too), hence the moon would come out blown out. What you need to do is to underexpose relative to what the camera says. I always use my exposure bias wheel on my 5D Mark II. I think I went -1 for this one. I didn't care about the sky coming out dark because it was the moon that was important to me. I was planning on extracting the moon out of that picture and stick it into another. Make sure you are on tripod for this. I hope this helps.
03/30/2011 09:18:07 AM
Love your composite picture and much deserved scores...
Would you mind sharing how you took your picture of the moon? I just can't figure it out...always comes blown out for me?

Thanks, jimet00@hotmail.com Jim
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03/29/2011 06:47:37 AM
Congrats. This is so beautiful!
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03/28/2011 07:25:42 PM
Mighty congrats to an inspirational photographer who doesn't mind sharing a few tips with the rest of us. Cheers!
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03/28/2011 06:56:30 PM
what a wonderful photo...job well done!!!
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03/28/2011 05:05:14 PM
Thank you so much everybody for your comments and feedback. I very much appreciate them.
03/28/2011 01:18:55 PM
Yes this is a beauty.
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03/28/2011 01:11:59 PM
You are on a roll at the moment! Great edit and photo
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03/28/2011 12:19:19 PM
Strikingly beautiful image. Congratulations on the ribbon and super score !!!
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03/28/2011 11:22:10 AM
10! Congrats on the blue!
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03/28/2011 10:56:58 AM
WOWZA This is one of those blue ribbons that just screams to me. Well done.
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03/28/2011 10:34:39 AM
fabulous work, and the score to confirm that. Congratulations, Allen!
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03/28/2011 09:48:34 AM
Keep up the great work!
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03/28/2011 09:27:02 AM
Congratulations! You must be on the moon with that score!
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03/28/2011 06:01:35 AM
Awesome!!
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03/28/2011 05:57:59 AM
Of course this won!
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03/28/2011 04:44:58 AM
Great work, color aside, almost realistic. Congrats on several new high scores, braggart :)
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03/28/2011 04:28:32 AM
Of course I hate you for winning this one, but I must say it is a wonderful image :-)
Congratulations, you're on fire these days!
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03/28/2011 04:25:22 AM
Congratulations! This one was my favorite in the challenge; so well put together! so much deserved score!
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03/28/2011 04:06:27 AM
This is really beautiful. It was the first one that caught my eye. I was sure it was taken with a 16-35 2.8 lens though. I'm surprised it's the 24-105. Dang, I'm going to carry that around with me more!:)
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03/28/2011 03:52:40 AM
Epic bro!
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03/28/2011 02:49:34 AM
I gave you a 10 and I love it Congratulations on a wonderful image
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03/28/2011 02:10:14 AM
Unbelievable, this is mind blowing. I think this is the first 8+ since mine last February, great score!
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03/28/2011 01:43:07 AM
Holy cow! What a score. But very well deserved for such an outstanding image! Oustanding work!
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03/28/2011 01:28:28 AM
Huge congrats on the two simultaneous ribbons....and the Dream-PB !!!
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03/28/2011 12:51:31 AM
Ohmygosh! 8.1. And deserving of every bit of it! What an artist you are! It's inspiring!
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03/28/2011 12:30:15 AM
WOW 8.1, you must be jazzed, well deserved ribbon
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03/28/2011 12:30:12 AM
First 8 since long time... good job, excellent picture ;)
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03/28/2011 12:28:54 AM
WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Look at that SCORE! Fabulous and so richly deserved. Congrats.
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03/28/2011 12:25:46 AM
You did it!!!!! WOW....an 8 plus score.....a HUGE congrats to you Allen. It must feel great!!!
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03/28/2011 12:19:46 AM
Allen, Huge congrats... 2 ribbons in a week!!! that is amazing... wonderful shot and a very well deserved score...
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03/28/2011 12:12:01 AM
That's a pretty amazing number, dude! Congrats!
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03/28/2011 12:11:09 AM
Outstanding!!!!
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03/28/2011 12:10:31 AM
The best entry for me! I gave you 10. Congrats! :)
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03/28/2011 12:05:01 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and the above 8 score!!!
Masterfully done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/27/2011 11:29:00 PM
clever collage. it's a gorgeous scene - very magical.
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03/27/2011 11:23:38 PM
This was the first image that popped up when I started voting. I had to grade everyone else on a curve.
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03/27/2011 06:49:21 PM
Wow!
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03/27/2011 05:53:49 PM
Incredible job here. Wonderful tones and colors, super sharp. Awesome stuff.
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03/27/2011 02:38:20 PM
I love the reflections you've captured and also the guy fishing just adds to sci-fi like mood of the whole scene!
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03/27/2011 02:22:29 PM
Wonderful imagination, peaceful.
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03/27/2011 09:53:14 AM
Removed my comment since you singled it out as unhelpful. Congrats on the ribbon.

Message edited by author 2011-03-28 07:41:03.
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03/26/2011 08:49:35 AM
nice work!!
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03/24/2011 05:36:01 PM
I love this one.... great shoot 9/10
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03/23/2011 07:45:30 PM
Wonderfully done. I really like the tones.
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03/23/2011 01:43:06 PM
Now thats a hands down winner. Awesome image- great colors, great details and i like your lil fisherman- Best of luck for the challenge
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03/23/2011 12:33:41 PM
wonderful image. Love the reflection and the perspective is enhanced by the lone fisherman.
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03/23/2011 10:36:58 AM
Love this!
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03/22/2011 11:06:05 PM
The well known Fisherman Story:
http://www.trackthetime.com/fun/story-of-the-mexican-fisherman

Mesmerizing!
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03/22/2011 03:30:30 PM
my favorite of the group...very well done.
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03/21/2011 08:48:18 PM
Crisp, clear, and perfect. Great use of expert editing. Not too much not too little!!
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03/21/2011 08:13:20 PM
Just beautiful! Top 3 for sure - I have a feeling you are very comfortable with that territory :)
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03/21/2011 04:59:51 PM
stuning!
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03/21/2011 02:46:11 PM
best one I've seen so far
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03/21/2011 01:55:53 PM
Stunning!
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03/21/2011 11:52:12 AM
oh my god....
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03/21/2011 10:44:16 AM
Holy sh*t!!!! This is by far hands down the BEST of the best. MAN@@@
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03/21/2011 08:33:32 AM
Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!
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03/21/2011 07:44:53 AM
Love how the yellow cast matches the glow of the moon. Well done.
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03/21/2011 04:17:38 AM
Should ribbon, superb clarity and composition, excellent effort to get this shot well done. 10
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03/21/2011 01:25:43 AM
Breathtaking, and a ribbon winner. It's images like this that make me feel like SUCH a beginner. And yet, I'm inspired to keep trying. If there were anything to pick on it's that the fisherman is not nearly as visible as I'd like. Perhaps a different tone (orange? red?) vest. Great imagination and execution. (Not voting)
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03/21/2011 01:15:57 AM
good stuff, nice work
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03/21/2011 12:58:45 AM
This is such a great photo - you nailed the fishing landscape, nailed the moon, and successfully combined them in photoshop (I assume). Great job - this will almost definitely ribbon.
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03/21/2011 12:12:18 AM
My pick for the blue - 10
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