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Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Sep 14, 2007
Galleries: Black and White, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Sep 14, 2007

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Comments: 15
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So while going for my typical 10mi jog this morning (ok, not true, I was on the way to Starbucks for a Grande Mocha Frapacino - no whip of course! Watching my figure ya know.), I ran across this awesomely cool tree! I've seen this tree many times (and have photographed it before), but it just dawned on my what a cool B&W it would make.

Anyway, ran out of the car (ok, you got me again - I "walked" out of the car) and grabbed a quick shot. The sky was of course wonderfully blue, so in CS3 RAW conversion I went grayscale and dropped the blue, cyan, and yellows to make it night. I added a moon shot I took in 2005 (save those moon shots!!) to give it a little kick.

PS - only the moon was cut an pasted (not the tree!) - the weird pixelation around the branches comes from moss hanging off the tree. BTW, you would think this is a completely rural shot, but this is actually a field in between corporate buildings - there's a mall to the left of me, gas stations to the right, and there I was, right in the middle of again! (anyone catch that song reference??) :-) Showing my age here.

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09/22/2007 02:42:25 PM
Thi is one of my week 3 merit ward choices, grats!

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09/22/2007 11:14:58 AM
Haha another starbucks junkie.

Really cool shot. I thought you really framed the moon like that, but reading it is a composite I have to say it all came together looking 'real'.
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09/20/2007 10:31:08 AM
This is beautiful. The moss and the huge moon give this photo such an eerie feeling.
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09/17/2007 09:02:50 PM
Wow, I am envious. I dream of getting shots like this. Great capture.
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09/17/2007 02:53:20 PM
Great composition (even if it was artificially composited)!! I'm really really liking this!
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09/17/2007 09:38:04 AM
Awesome tree, and I love the way you've added the moon. Very creative and a great shot.
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09/15/2007 02:20:43 PM
great shot, love the cool tree!
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09/15/2007 08:57:45 AM
I wasn't believing a word of this until you explained that the moon was dropped in. Then it made sense. Wrong time of month to get a shot like that of the moon. Anyway, great job mixing your photos. The tree is well exposed, and makes a very believable foreground for the moon shot. This is a keeper.
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09/14/2007 11:22:15 PM
What a great old tree! The moon is great as well! Well done!
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09/14/2007 10:59:07 PM
Very nice image. That moon definitely makes it.
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09/14/2007 06:01:52 PM
Wow! This is an amazing shot. The moon definitely dominates the pic. Very nice work here!
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09/14/2007 06:00:56 PM
Great story. Think you made someting great of this (I like it). Makes me scary.
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09/14/2007 04:53:16 PM
Ha! I'm showing my age too cos I'm singing that song now! Love the shot!
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09/14/2007 04:46:54 PM
I love your explanation! made me laugh!

the shot itself is stunning! :-)
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09/14/2007 04:20:17 PM
very cool love how you put in the moon it definitely adds to it
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