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Ocean Bathed In Moon Light

Ocean Bathed In Moon Light
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Copyright: Amy Jordan (persimon) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 378 W: 49 N: 337] (2406)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-15
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT 350D, Canon 18-55 EFS
Exposure: f/3.5, 6 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Caribbean Cruise 2005
Theme(s): btokaz favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-21 0:05
Viewed: 4120
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi, everyone!! We're back from our cruise. I have TONS of pictures to sort through, and a very busy week ahead of me. I wanted to get this one out there and say hello to all my friends!! I promise to look at all of your lovely pictures soon.

This photo was taken while we were at sea. I believe we were on our way to Belize after having spent the day in Cozumel. You will have to forgive the soft focus on the clouds in the background. This was such a beautiful sight, I couldn't resist the urge to capture it in spite of not having a tripod. I braced myself against a pole and balanced my camera on the railing. Charles stood on the other side to help steady me. I love the way the water is so smooth. The moon is just glowing. It was stunning.

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really lovely tones here.

It's a cover photo for a novel, without a doubt.

Very nice effect Amy. Great result, particularly hand-held. The B&W works well.

  • Refugee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3317 W: 415 N: 7009] (25554)
  • [2005-11-21 2:52]

Smoothdude,Kitflorendo,Brett and Spike have said it all Amy ... sheer brilliance and the black and white really does suit the mood of the picture, bravo!

Welcome home Amy Charles and little Cuddles
Hello Amy and welcome home you 3! Gee.. how times flies! Do not worry about this photo...Even I like it!
(Normaly I am no fan of Black and White)
Fantastic mood in here .. like in an old fashion
Humphrey Bogard & Ingrid Bergman movie
Well done and take it easy this week.
Greetings and cuddle for little Sadie ^_^

ooouuuhhh, how romantic! A beauty, the 'softness' helps.
What a great 'chat-up' line; I FORGOT MY TRIPOD, PLEASE HELP STEADY ME? HEEEEEE, nice one, Amy, very clever, anything to get your man close.
Hope you had a great time, good to have you back, Magda (*_*)

Excellent, Amy!! The long expo. made it nice and smooth!! :)

Hello Amy,

What a lovely night shot. The softness is perfect. I really like the water texture and the clouds are beautiful. That tiny spec of light on the horizon is interesting. Gald you enjoyed your cruise and it is good to see you back safely. TFS
out of points... back tomorrow

Hi Amy, welcome back!! A cruise, how nice for you guys, and this shot is just beautiful, I love the B&W effect and you right - it is stunning.

Well done!


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  • mukesh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 672 W: 100 N: 467] (5062)
  • [2005-11-21 10:56]

Hi Amy - tough to get a shot like in night. You have come out with a pleasing result.. rather magical in its glow and feel. The clouds are special here.

Hand held :O This is an amazing result..very soft romantic and peaceful...Cant wait to see more of your shots.

THe moon is so lightfull as a sun! Not a big surprise about it.. 6 seconds for the moon is enormeous! :)
I'm surprise about the sharp of it for a 6 second expo. Youre in a cruiser and the moon have shurely a small movement of waves!
It's beautifull mood we have here! It's a great scene!

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  • sephus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 0 N: 96] (4261)
  • [2005-11-21 14:40]

Great posting, Amy.
Maybe it was a good thing you dídn't have the tripod.
The blurry sea gives a special mood to it all.

Amy this is one of the most beautiful photos I have seen . really perfect.

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  • Tintin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1885 W: 243 N: 345] (1982)
  • [2005-11-21 18:36]

Welcome back Amy and glad to hear you had a great time. This picture has a very surreal feel like the water was just a piece of paper you had added afterward to make us believe you had really been on a cruise!!! Very nice composition and nice tonal range. Quite creative in your tripod improvisation. Well done!

I didn't know that the moon had a ring! Fantastic image, the kind of photo that could become your best cruise souvenir. Very nice light, and the added softness is a bonus.

Welcome back!

Wow - amazing Amy! I didn't realize you were going on a cruise. We're leaving for one on Sunday! RC, going to the western Caribbean, so you've just whetted my appetite even more, not that I needed any encouragement!

I tried to capture a shot like this on the lake when we were camping once, but it was just too shaky. It just takes your breath away, doesn't it - moon on the water? Incredible!

A very lovely capture. Superb colors. TFS.


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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-11-22 6:24]

This is really a great picture,Amy! Lovely composition and amazing light! Absolutely beautiful! Bravo! Michel

definately postcard material

its so smooth I cant even imagine how you did it. truly is stunning!

This is a wonderful image Amy!!! Good work in keeping steady! Lovely silver tones and such a great mood

Well done!!!
Take care, Stef :))

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  • ynnad Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 19 N: 86] (1010)
  • [2005-11-27 20:36]

wow. amy. this is a great dramatic shot indeed. congrats.


I understand you very well. My best memories I had them sailing at sea in the late 70's and early 80's. Full moon night at sea in the Caribbean sea, nothing like it! I traded in these waters for ten years! Swett mmeories.
Well done , and realised. Do you remember if it was a lighthouse we see on the horizon on the right.

Very good work Amy. Amazing effect. Everything beautiful...

Stunning is an understatement. This is one of the best B&W sunset's a camera will ever capture. Great work with the composition and the sun. I like it very much!

Wonderful, just superb.

It seems sort of sleepy and just so smooth, I think this is a wonderful shot.


I think the soft focus works. The water looks like it is in motion.. which it would be.
I like it, A romantic place to be...

What a breathtaking scene.....
Stunning indeed.

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