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Blue Moon

Blue Moon
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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: Daily Life, Humorous, Nature, Nocturnal
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 60 - 69 points, Part 7, Friday theme 2007/11/16 "Blue" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-25 16:24
Viewed: 2201
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one of the other good shots I tried to get last night.
Never could get the moon in proper focus. So this is a bonus for me.

Tried again around supper. Sky was pinkish grey and the moon was full. All I got was garbage. So I will cherish that shot for a long time (or when i get a better camera :-\).

The term blue moon has at least four related meanings.
One is a common metaphorical phrase for a rare event. Full moons are given names in folklore, and two definitions of blue moon are a name for a rare full moon that does not have a folk name.
One modern blue moon definition is a result of a misinterpretation of the Maine Farmer's Almanac, where a second full moon occurs in a calendar month.
The older definition of blue moon is for an extra full moon that occurs in a quarter of the year, which would normally have three full moons but sometimes has four. Oddly, it is the third full moon in a season that has four which is counted as the "extra" other full moon and named blue moon.
According to certain folklore, it is said that when there is a blue moon, the moon has a face and talks to the items in its moonlight.
Text: Wikipedia

Blue Moon
(Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart)

Blue Moon
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Blue Moon
You know just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for

And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will hold
I heard somebody whisper please adore me
And when I looked to the Moon it turned to gold

Blue Moon
Now I'm no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will ever hold
I heard somebody whisper please adore me
And when I looked the Moon had turned to gold

Blue moon
Now I'm no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

More info on blue moons.

PP: Cropped from original to 800px.
(Yeah, I know, it's blue because of the Tungsten setup :-\)

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 :-).
Every once in a blue moon, something new comes along that scrambles your preconceptions.

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Hi Pierre, an spectacullar shot, great great great. TFS

Good shot Pierre, good colours and composition. I like the patterns in the dark sky.
Cheers, John.

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  • mansua Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 613 W: 31 N: 23] (2117)
  • [2007-10-25 16:31]

Espectacular imagen de la foto.
Bien por el color azul.
Felicitaciones Pierre.

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  • eev Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 110 W: 53 N: 45] (1291)
  • [2007-10-25 16:33]

Hi Pierre.. Nice shade of blue.. and well framed. I am about to take her when she shows up in a couple of hours. Look for it tomorrow. Cheers.

Hoi Piet,
So your supper wasn't spoiled after all :-)
Great blue moon shot nicely sharp considering you didn't use a NASA telescope.

:) Later..in a month or so ;-)

You are the master. Perfect textures and composition.
bye Aga

Bonsoir Pierre :)

Vraiment spectaculaire ! WoW.. Bravo. C'est réussi.

Merci de partager.

Josée :)

Hi Pierre,
Very pretty shot. I love the color of the moon and the sky around it. Great composition. TFS

Impressive work - great sharpness and exposure. I like the blue shade and details you've captured.

Que je te comprend donc. Je ne sais pas combien de photos de la lune j'ai détruites.

Celle-ci a par contre un certain intérêt. J'aime bien.

Quel objectif avais-tu? Les infos donnent 63mm, ça me semble peu pour le résultat obtenu, as-tu agrandi la photo?


very good focusing Pierre, i love the moons details,they are well seen.well done.

Bonsoir Pierre,
Belle photo et composition de la Blue Moon, Excellent point de vue et capture de celle-ci, très réussie, photo avec une belle nettetée et couleurs, Bravo..

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2007-10-26 0:26]

nice blue moon

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-10-26 0:44]

Hi Pierre
Not a green chese but a blue chese ha.ha.
You have produced a spectacullar photo here Pierre, good sharpnness, vell presented. Compliments.

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2007-10-26 1:43]


Wow! You have captured it beautifully. There is texture to it even. It sure has been bright the last couple of nights. I did not see any eyes though ... Whew! Very well done my friend, one of the best moon shots I have seen. Thanks for sharing. Wanda
)'s later

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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 3:05]

composition, details, colours, notes -- This is outstanding!

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  • miau Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 59] (3606)
  • [2007-10-26 4:33]

Bonjour Pierre,
Un standard de ma jeunesse et une superbe photo en plus!
Merci pour le partage et de beaux souvenirs remémorés.
Bonne journée!


Hi Pierre

Ah you were blessed with a clear sky then. I had no chance, sky was cloudy and beside which I dont have a half decent enough zoom to shoot the moon.

Lovely capture here Pierre, neat placement within the frame and a beautiful blue hue.

Nice posting my friend

TFS regards Smurfie

Wowwww, tu tes surpassé avec celle-ci mon Pierre.
Je ne sais combien de fois j'ai essayé de capturer la lune ... et toujours sans succès.

Les détails et la qualité de l'image sont impressionnants.

Félicitation pour cette superbe capture Pete ;)


Et bien Pierre je reste sans voix car ta photo est fabuleuse... et je mesure mes mots...
les détails sont nikels et la netteté parfaites
je ne peux que te féliciter mon cher Pierre


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  • jmcl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 4 N: 204] (656)
  • [2007-10-26 10:31]

Hi Pierre,

Wonderful tone .. wonderful detail .. I love the texture of the blackness as well .. very, very nice.

take care,


Bonsoir Pierre :)
Wow ! Bravo Pierre ! Elle est splendide ... ce tendre bleu est craquant ! C'est vraiment une réussite :) Et Blue moon est très bien choisie !!!
Bon week-end

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-10-26 20:35]

Painting like! great capture cool pov and still can't get it myself. :D :D :D (I know they don't count but they should) TFS

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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2007-10-26 22:00]

Hi Pierre,
Excellent job on this blue moon, and I like the bit of clouds or color on your canvas as well.
Can't believe I've missed a full moon, since I usually have an eye to the sky, but it's been raining nonstop for the last couple of days here . . . but who can complain; we need it.
All the best,

Been looking for some time to this one Piet.. slso reading the note..infact this quality for us amateurs the quality is amazing! Could have been a NASA release. VERY nice! Bottom left we even can see mountains on the edge
I am impressed


Bonjour Pierre, elle est superbe ta photo de la lune, on voit meme les monticules dessous la lune.

Bravo, elle est bien reussi, compte tenu que ce n'est pas facile, elle avance quand meme assez vite pour la vitesse lente qu'on doit avoir pour la luminosite.

Bonne soiree, Yan :)

ps: Merci pour les bons mots sur: "Mer Bleue, Ottawa Greenbelt" :)

Very well done Pierre. The moon was the same down here but hidden behind banks of cloud/smoke/fog for the duration of its fullness. Lovely background and good detail. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Vale Sasha’

Hello Pierre
Extraordinary....not match for saying....

Ooo that is spooky! I took the SAME moon almost the same crop everything...weird huh?? Very nice Blue Moon Pierre!

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-11-01 9:36]

Hello Pierre,

If I was a wolf, I would have certainly wooohooooooo´d on this shot. A beautifully composed image where fine details of the moon are looking fabulous. I must say this image is more than artistic. Wonderful shot my friend, well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

Salut Pierre,
jolie lune, de très bons détails!


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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2007-11-03 16:22]

Sharp and dynamic picture Piet.
Good wekend

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  • soda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 173 W: 65 N: 149] (2634)
  • [2007-11-16 8:11]

Salut Pierre,
Lorsque j'ai vu ta "Blue Moon", j'ai immédiatement eu cette même chanson dans la tête ♪♪♪♪♪ ainsi que des scène du film "American werewolf in London" où ils font aussi jouer blue moon.
Bravo!Excellente composition.

Beautiful blue!!!
Lovely melody - Bob Dylan...
Regards, Zorica

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