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Cold and lonely
Cold and lonely

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Challenge: Cold II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Location: Reykjavik
Date: Jan 30, 2010
Aperture: F/5,6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Black and White, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2010

I noticed for accident that it was full moon. So I got my new 75-300 lens and zoomed in. I actually took this photo through a window and I am very pleased.

I sharpened it in PS.

Place: 116 out of 154
Avg (all users): 4.9100
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.2833
Avg (non-participants): 4.7616
Views since voting: 546
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 211
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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02/14/2010 11:54:12 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Well first off, I'm glad you had a chance to try out the telephoto for this challenge. Unfortunately, I think this image got slammed, not due to any technical deficiency but rather voters may not have seen the connection to the challenge. I myself see it but there were probably better opportunities to be had.

That being said the itself is OK. Its really hard to get a shot of the moon to stand out. You got the exposure right on I think which is the hard part for most people. I suspect you used a tripod based on the sharpness of the image and the relatively slow shutter speed you used. F/8 might have been a better choice for aperture as that is usually the sharpest aperture on most lenses. (Then again, I think at this size of image it probably wouldn't be that noticeable.)

I think that maybe putting the moon into a cold landscape or somehow reinforcing the cold theme would have helped push this image up a few points. (I can actually imagine an ice cold drink in the foreground with this cold moon in the background. Imagine how that would have looked!)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/08/2010 06:38:56 PM
Nice shot, doesn't convey coldness to me though.
02/07/2010 08:43:59 PM
Powerful. Nice sharpness.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/06/2010 10:40:49 PM
Nice idea. Maybe just a bit too much contrast?
02/04/2010 02:42:13 PM
nice shot of the moon. not so cold to me.
02/03/2010 01:35:11 PM
Great shot! I just dont feel cold when I look at this pic.

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