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"Moon Glow"
"Moon Glow"

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Challenge: After Dark (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Battle Creek, Michigan
Date: Jan 7, 2004
Aperture: F22
ISO: 200 equiv.
Shutter: 2.6 sec.
Galleries: Sky, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2004


Place: 51 out of 96
Avg (all users): 5.5393
Avg (commenters): 6.5714
Avg (participants): 5.1642
Avg (non-participants): 5.7658
Views since voting: 1114
Votes: 178
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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01/23/2004 10:41:37 AM
Great shot! This one differed from the shots in the challenge.

I really like the way you got all the negative space around the picture. It makes it have a darker feeling. However, the moon flare is very distracting. You can fix that by finding a different angle to shoot from. Also, a bit more detail in the moon would've been awesome too.... And last, the branches could've been a bit more in focus, but the softness kinda adds some spookiness to the shot....

Keep up the good work!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2004 02:14:53 AM
I love that this is like a pupil, the double moon, and the branches framing it all.
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01/16/2004 10:49:31 PM
Neat shot
01/16/2004 08:14:40 PM
Very fun image. The lens flare of the moon really adds for me. Nice framing choice.
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01/16/2004 04:21:48 PM
I like your photo, how did you take it?
What is the thing that is at the left of the moon?
It seems a reflexion
01/16/2004 12:38:24 AM
This almost looks like an eye
very creepy and unusual nice work I am not so sure I like the shadow though
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01/15/2004 05:00:57 PM
Okay, I hope you win. I love this shot. The isolation around the moon with the presence of the bony-finger-like branches is awesome. I think the one thing that would make this shot better is the lack of the second moon, but sometimes those things can't be helped. Gorgeous shot.
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01/14/2004 04:52:42 PM
This would have been a winner but for the moon being too over exposed
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01/14/2004 12:43:06 PM
A bit less exposure would have added some detail to the moon. I don't know if that would have preserved the interesting pattern of branches or not. If not, I would certainly go with your choice of a blank moon. If the exposure reduction were to add detail without spoiling the branches, I would go with it.
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01/13/2004 07:12:37 AM
Great idea, but I don't like the second moon effect.
01/12/2004 09:57:05 PM
Very interesting shapes. Love the monotone colours as well. It adds to the eeryness of the night. Too bad about the moon ghost (slightly different positioning of the camera would have fixed it). Also, vertical orientation of the photograph would ad dynamic to it, with darkenss below and moon shining above. Still interesting image to look at.
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01/12/2004 08:49:41 PM
Technical: fits the challenge. Exposure lighting composition focus all very good.

Personal: As tempting as it was to me to take a shot like this, I chose not to because I thought it wouldn't be very compelling- I've voted other similar images in this challenge down for this reason, but this shot actually works very well. The focus is sharp and the image is very clean and smooth looking, the exposure and composition are perfect, and great mood is created here. Nice job where others failed!!

My vote: 8
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01/12/2004 08:37:32 PM
This just jumped out at me, I love the way the branches frame the moon and the negative space frames the branches, this is a cool shot, great job!
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01/12/2004 03:39:54 PM
Neat looking view of the moon. Not too bad but the lens flare and lack of detail on the moon is a little bother. On the other hand the branches in a ring are spectacular and make a natural frame around the moon. Interesting shot. Good luck in the challenge.
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01/12/2004 01:06:52 PM
The 'double moon' is a touch distracting. Nice overall
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01/12/2004 10:17:54 AM
Overexposed moon looks like a spotlight. Needs some definition (which I know from experience, removes definition from the branches).
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01/12/2004 08:18:07 AM
Very moody. I really like the creative framing and the large black. I see a double moon (glare?) that detracts, I think, from your artistic shot
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