*********Challenge 162- The Moon in the Landscape ***********

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Obrigado, mestre!

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Blue moon and Peiterkofel
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Not sure it meets the rules as in the original pic the moon was out the upper side of the frame and I've moved it down just over the mountain. Please let me know.

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Re: Blue moon and Peiterkofel
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VittoDigital wrote:

Not sure it meets the rules as in the original pic the moon was out the upper side of the frame and I've moved it down just over the mountain. Please let me know.

Cheers

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Lol, I need an upgrade, my Nikon D6x is a too limited gear!

I certainly dont care. I love it!

Besides, who'd even know

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Re: Blue moon and Peiterkofel
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MarioV wrote:

VittoDigital wrote:

Not sure it meets the rules as in the original pic the moon was out the upper side of the frame and I've moved it down just over the mountain. Please let me know.

Cheers

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I certainly dont care. I love it!

Besides, who'd even know

Thanks for your kind words, Mario.

The problem is I know (and, now everybody else )

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Took this shot using 3 images in PP.  Used both Lightroom and Photomatix to get it to where I wanted.  This is the Pennybacker Bridge in Austin, Texas.  Nearly killed myself getting to this spot as you have to hike it.  There is a sheer drop off on the left with nothing to hold onto and dragging camera gear up it was probably not the smartest.  At least it was a full moon

Second shot i just want to share, not to enter but thought it was a fun one. 

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Re: *********Challenge 162- The Moon in the Landscape ***********
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Taken at Chesterfield, ID ghost town, 11-15-2008

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Hi Vitto.

Well, it is a great picture! Does it meet the requirements? The idea is that it should be what you could see if you were there. A few seconds (maybe even a minute) is reasonable in that such motion is imperceptible to the eye, the lighting conditions themselves have not changed significantly, and it takes some time for the camera to accomplish what the eye can do almost instantaneously ... adapt to the enormous dynamic range of the scene. This stretches the conditions too far.

So, it doesn't make it. Sorry. Thank you for calling out the conditions.

Part of a good technical and artistic challenge is to deal with the restrictions. That is what helps is grow as artists and technicians. Wonderful pictures can be made with different rules, including moving the Moon to a place where it was not, but would have looked great if it had been. But, that is not this particular challenge.

Bob

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Not sure it meets the rules as in the original pic the moon was out the upper side of the frame and I've moved it down just over the mountain. Please let me know.

Cheers

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Re: Blue moon and Peiterkofel
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Bob in Baltimore wrote:

Hi Vitto.

Well, it is a great picture! Does it meet the requirements? The idea is that it should be what you could see if you were there. A few seconds (maybe even a minute) is reasonable in that such motion is imperceptible to the eye, the lighting conditions themselves have not changed significantly, and it takes some time for the camera to accomplish what the eye can do almost instantaneously ... adapt to the enormous dynamic range of the scene. This stretches the conditions too far.

So, it doesn't make it. Sorry. Thank you for calling out the conditions.

Part of a good technical and artistic challenge is to deal with the restrictions. That is what helps is grow as artists and technicians. Wonderful pictures can be made with different rules, including moving the Moon to a place where it was not, but would have looked great if it had been. But, that is not this particular challenge.

Bob

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Not sure it meets the rules as in the original pic the moon was out the upper side of the frame and I've moved it down just over the mountain. Please let me know.

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Hi Bob,

thanks for your detailed explanation, I've got your point.

If it stops snowing I'll go out looking for something suitable for your nice Challenge.

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Image was done as an HDR composite due to the high dynamic range. Shot with D800E and 24-70mm at 55mm and f/9.  PP included filters in Color Efex Pro.

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Moon with the context of Jupiter, or, Jupiter with the context of the moon
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Taken with the V1 and 70-300 VR on Jan 21st when they were near each other. Minimal pp in LR4.3 - obviously some cropping, adjusted levels slightly, +15 on the luminance noise reduction slider, and although there wasn't much, clicked remove chromatic aberration.

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Re: *********Challenge 162- The Moon in the Landscape ***********
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This is a shot I took during a full moon last summer. I think I was using my Tokina 11-16

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Re: *********Challenge 162- Ends in One Week ... on March 4 ***********
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Heads up! This challenge ends in just under one week on Monday March 4, 2013 at the exact time the Moon reaches third quarter. ;=) That would be March 4 at 2153 UT (Monday at 4:53 PM in the Eastern US). If you are time zone challenged, forgiveness will be available.

The entries so far have included many shots that I would never have thought of when I defined the contest. That is great! This is a very creative group of photographers. One of the challenges of art is to respond to restrictions in a creative way, and you have done so.

I decided not to comment on the shots as they come in, as some have recently done. While that gives some nice feedback, I thought it might restrict the ideas that folks decide to submit. I have to admit that my bias is towards photos that do not blow the Moon out, but there are several examples where really great images resulted from the willingness to do that. I was also tickled that one person indicated that the context for their shot was Jupiter. And there was humor as well. Keep it up!

Last night almost 150 people showed up at the Netherlands Carillon, near the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, USA, to photograph the full Moon rising above the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the U.S Capitol. Hopefully some of those pictures will show up here. (I advertised the opportunity among those within earshot.)

Keep 'em coming!

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The Moonrise over Florida.  The moon comes out to visit as everyone in the land goes to sleep.

I havnt tried many shots like this.  I hope it is liked.  I put my camera on my patio and used 2sec. timer.  The motion of the clouds is nice and there is a airplane in the shot too. 

Taken near Destin Florida around 8:30 PM CST Feb 26 3013

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Re: *********Challenge 162- The Moon in the Landscape ***********
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Moonrise, Leisure Isle beacon, Knysna, South Africa

This is the big beacon that aligns with a much smaller white one about 1km away on Knysna's Eastern Head. Get them in line, and you come through the channel safely, into the Knysna Lagoon. (An estuary, of course, but we call it a lagoon hereabouts.) Get them out of line and you're on the rocks.

Tripod, D7000, Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR II, mirror up, remote - and the trick, as you all know is to choose which bits to get in focus. I've used LR 4 to take the moon exposure down a fraction, added some sharpening and cropped. Oh - and pushed the beacon light up - also a fraction. It flashes - so you have to time the remote!

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We had an eclipse and I wanted to go out shooting but had to stay home (apartment complex at the time)

I took my long lens out and put it on a tripod and placed the moon right over one of the basketball hoops. It was my 70-200 so I had to be a little inventive as the DOF was not achievable based on the space allotted. So this ended up being a blend of 2 pictures to get the moon sharp.

Other than that…this is what the naked eye (which has no DOF problems….lol) would have seen from that angle.

Good luck all….some very nice entries here ….nice job folks!!!

Roman

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