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Blue Moon
Blue Moon

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: DC GTG July 08
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Jul 19, 2008
Aperture: 1:5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 5 seconds
Galleries: Water, History
Date Uploaded: Jul 23, 2008

Duotone version of the shot I originally planned to enter as my Free Study for July, but changed my mind after getting another shot somewhere else (then changed it back). ;-)

Taken during the July '08 DC GTG organized by 21_F.gif Jutilda. I had been travelling since the beginning of the month - with the Calgary workshop and then a wedding shoot in southern California - but was so happy to have the opportunity to join this gang in DC upon my return. (Even though it meant only 24 hours rest.)

Jeff (21.gif levyj413) was so kind to "map out" the moon's phase and location for us - enabling me to get this shot.

Thanks to you both (Judy & Jeff) - and to the other attendees (21.gif scooter97, 21_F.gif MaryO, 21.gif NikonJeb, & 21.gif banmorn.

PP on this shot included: straighten horizon, crop, levels, selective/replace color, clone brush to remove some minor distracting elements and sensor dust/hot pixels, color sat, NI, sharpen, resize, save for Web.

Place: 62 out of 524
Avg (all users): 6.3704
Avg (commenters): 7.8182
Avg (participants): 6.3252
Avg (non-participants): 6.5128
Views since voting: 893
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 162
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/08/2008 12:34:44 AM
came to congratulate you on your free study, knowing you'd have something excellent .. hmmmmm ... seems i was a month too late .. !!..
amazing shot jimmy .. so dramatic and stunning .. the lighting in the building compliments the full moon so well .. your colouring is perfect, the subtle clouds across the moon, those excellent silhouettes .. WOW ..
6.3 isnt quite enough for something of this caliber .. :)
how's life? .:)
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08/11/2008 09:19:29 PM
Really thought this should have been on the first 3 pages for sure. So crisp and tonally divine.
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08/08/2008 10:33:49 PM
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08/08/2008 12:21:16 AM
6.3??? I am so surprised! I thought for sure this one would be on the front page! I guess you and Jeffrey can have that D.C. gallery together :) FABULOUS PHOTO! This is one that I can see selling big time.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2008 09:25:59 PM
Jeffrey??? You did it again, my friend! STUNNING. I hope you are thinking of opening a gallery of your D.C. photography soon. In the unlikely event this isn't Jeffrey's then. .well. . .it's quite a compliment to have a photo like this mistaken for his! :) It is flawless!
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08/06/2008 09:52:13 AM
nice tones and exposure
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08/05/2008 09:44:54 PM
So beautiful. Love the tones and the perfect focus. What fun we had. :~)
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08/05/2008 03:21:36 PM
Delightful toning, classy composition, the mood is really excellent
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08/05/2008 02:41:33 AM
Makes me think about a nice still, sultry, hot night in DC.
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08/04/2008 05:56:36 PM
This works well in black and white. Ideally I'd like to see the moon a little higher. Perhaps you could produce such a version after the challenge with a little copy and paste.
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08/04/2008 03:58:32 PM
Great night picture, I love the colors.
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08/03/2008 06:23:28 PM
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08/03/2008 01:05:22 PM
the moon really makes this picture!
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08/03/2008 02:07:27 AM
Grate contrast, I love the moon and the balance it gives the shot
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08/02/2008 08:40:43 AM
Just AWESOME, and I love the processing........
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08/01/2008 11:17:55 PM
Wow!!! This is one of the best shots I've seen of this particular site. 10 all the way!
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08/01/2008 10:48:35 PM
Beautiful exposure!
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08/01/2008 06:47:43 PM
awesome image - well done
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08/01/2008 04:21:08 PM
Love it! Moon is perfectly framed over there.
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08/01/2008 03:04:28 PM
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