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Just Another Moon

Just Another Moon
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Copyright: Lori Morra (loribird) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-25
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony DSLR A100, TAMRON DI 200-500
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-20 21:10
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Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First opportunity to sign on today. Briefly glanced through the gallery and noticed some wonderful shots of the Super Moon. Drove aound last night trying to find a good place to take some pictures without much success. Finally wound up at Heron Park with a tripod which I never used. The moon looked brighter than usual but did not seem any larger. I took several shots at various shutter speeds but none seemed to come out as clear as this one. I took this after hiking from Sunken Meadow to Nissequogue. I braced myself against my car and hoped for the best. Not the super moon but I hope you like it. Given the speed I used I am shocked it came out the way it did.
:-) Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

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No need to brace yourself, moon are relativly easy to capture, being an object lite by the sun, you shoot like you would in daytime.....1/125 sec at f16, at 100 asa, you can even bracket to give you extra contrast..)) using a long lens like you did, I would go for 1/1000 of a second, at f5,6. 100asa to avoid camera mouvement. This seem your main problem in this shot.

As for esthetic, I'm not a great fan of that purple border, lively, maybe, but too bold and taking away from the actual picture. A sober "decoration" would be a better choice. Keep in mind that only one opinion...)))

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-03-20 23:55]


fantastique cpatage de la pleine lune, comme on voit bien les détails à sa surface, superbe compo bravo.

merci et makitié


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-03-21 0:05]

Hi Lori,
An artistic presentation of this moon shot in such an attractive composition.
The purple frame suits perfectly! Quite a sharp image of the moon against a totally black BG.
Good exposure and a neat presentation.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2011-03-21 0:16]

Hi Lori...
Very artistic presentation...

Hello Lori,

Not a subject that I have ever considered photographing ... but why not!
What I like most about this is the good, minimalistic composition. The moon is there to make a strong statement. (Like, Denis, I would have preferred white around the border, so as not to detract. However, when I started on this site, borders were frequently the main bone of contention!! So, I understand different people have diffferent styles.)

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2011-03-21 4:10]

Hi Lori,
Bravo to you for chasing the moon. Nice artistic presentation. I like your idea of leaving space at the bottom with a pretty contrasting frame. Nice exposure. TFS Julie

Hi Lori,
I have tried quite a few moon pics but never seem to capture the moons patterns and shades which you have done exceptionally well, a nice neat and well composed image. I do however agree with the comment relating to the pink border, some what overpowering and not fitting.Overall an impressive image.

Hi, Lori. Nice moon shot set against a dark sky. The placement and framing. These shots could be challenging and it looks good. Cheers.

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