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Night Shot

Night Shot
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Copyright: Pierre Frigon (PierreFrigon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1633 W: 225 N: 3760] (15473)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-24
Categories: Nature, Nocturnal
Exposure: f/2.8
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-24 18:22
Viewed: 1554
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tried my hand at night shots again tonight.
Went in the backyard and tried to capture the moon.
This is one of the good ones.

Imagine my surprise when I opened the photo and saw all those eyes watching me.

No wonder I was feeling watched. Ain't going back there for a loooong time.

Some animals, such as cats, dogs, and deer have a structure called tapetum lucidum in the back of the eye that reflects light back towards the retina, increasing the amount of light it captures. In humans, only 10% of the light that enters the eye falls on photosensitive parts of the retina. An animal's ability to see in low light levels may be similar to what humans see when using first or perhaps second generation image intensifiers. Text: Wikipedia.

PP: cropped, resized and cloned Jonas' eyes on the image for effect.

Hello to those of you that are just looking.
And HELLO and THANK YOU VERY MUCH to those of you that leave critiques/comments/workshops :-).

c_rapp, Danert, Liberty, perryhooter, dareco, Refugee, CallMeMaria, Silke, soda, Juliet, JohnTulip, shelbeesmom has marked this note useful
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To c_rapp: ThanksPierreFrigon 1 10-25 05:06
To Ivan: NeatImagePierreFrigon 1 10-25 04:57
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Gorgeously captured. Great color and very cool pov!! TFS

Vraiment superbe Pierre :)

C'est une très belle composition. Il manque un peu de netteté dans la silhouette des feuilles mais le BG est absolument formidable. Bravo pour cette capture.

Bonne soirée ,

Josée :)

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  • Danert Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 453 W: 53 N: 924] (4587)
  • [2007-10-24 18:53]

Salut Pierre ,
Bien pensé pour les petits yeux un peu partout . Belle prise à main levée et j'aime le bleu du ciel qui résulte de cette expérience nocturne .

Hey Pierre !

It is not Friday yet ! (^_^)
Seriously . Original idea to add these eyes (o_o).
Reminds me the oppressing movie SIGNS !!!!

I will be careful when if I visit you one of these freaky nights !

Hi Pierre,

It can be used as BG of horror movie poster . . Excellent composition with many watching eyes . .
Great shot my friend ..


Sheesh 198kb and its blues!. Excellent Pierre, lovely tones, good detail and those scary eyes. I should attempt a nightshot I guess but have lost interest after trying for 3 years :) TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Golden Willows - Two Years On’. I wanted to make sure I fitted the whole bench in this time :)

Hello Pierre
Very great night shot...this looks like polar night
Anyway great

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2007-10-25 1:42]


Gesh! I am just getting used to living in the country and going outside at night,now I will be watching for eyes again. This is a very creative image and I like it very much. I like the blues and the clear tree silhouettes, even the eyes. Great job. TFS


Freaky good Master Piet

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2007-10-25 3:56]
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Salut Pierre,
Et bien, me voici impressionné. Ma première impression était que tu avais voulu capté une atmosphère halloweenesque avec la lune au travers des arbres. J'ai remarqué le bruit dans la partie sombre du ciel et j'allais t'écrire à propos de NeatImage qui aurait bien minimisé ça.
Ensuite j'ai remarqué les yeux puis lu ta note. Non mais ! Quel effet ! La voilà l'atmosphère d'Halloween ! Très bien pensé et bien réalisé, dans la catégorie simple et efficace.
J'aurais été surpris de lire les notes reçues si tu avais laissé planer le doute sur l'origine de ces regards ...

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2007-10-25 5:10]

Oh maybe just 'guardian angels' :) This is very pretty, the many blue tones are great! TFS

Good night shot Pierre! From all those eyes you better stick close to the house while taking night shots! :} Don

Bonjour Pierre,
Excellent point de vue de ce cliché , C'est peut-être des chats qui te surveillaient:)) bien vue et bonne composition ..salutations..

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-10-25 12:14]

hey Pierre
I LOVE THE EYES! Very cool.. little freaky ... have you cloned poor, poor Jonas...

Great night shot.. Love the blues.. Its not so easy as you all make it look!

Tricia :)

Hi Pierre,
One year on TL now (for me) and I've learned that, before jumping to conclusions when looking at a photo, I MUST first read the note all the way! Had I read only part of your note, I would have believed, once again, that there WERE all those animals looking at you!
But, it was a good idea: Not only are we fascinated by that marvellous blue sky, moonlight and silhouetes, but, for a few moments, until we finish reading, we experience a unique feeling of admiring those "creatures" in the darkness!


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  • soda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 173 W: 65 N: 149] (2634)
  • [2007-10-25 15:37]

Salut Pierre,
Photo très "spooky" avec ses yeux qui nous épient dans le boisé et cette lune !! Superbe composition vraiment originale.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-10-26 1:16]

superb night shot -- and tonight should be even better, I have heard!
Love the colours and the PP work to create all those animals brrrrrrr!

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-10-26 9:44]

Hi Pierre,
This is beautiful--- I too tried my hand at some night photos with the full moon. You did MUCH better- I have to work on mine but will see if I can one worth uploading. The eyes are such a bonus !! TFS Julie

Book cover for ' The House of the Baskerville's ' by Sir Arther Canon Doyle :-)
Welldone Piet

Bonjour Pierre...
C'est bien vu et original... tous ces yeux... brouhhh!!!
Belle prise de vue et très bel essai.
Bravo !

Hi Pierre,
Ha Ha! Too funny! Good work catching all those spooky eyes!! Stay out of the woods!!! TFS

Ah, you been standing out in the dark too eh?? It can be Very scary!! Take your wife, she will protect you! This is nice Pierre! I love night photography! Soon I will post my results from Arkansas!

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