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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-05-23
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Movie Oneliners, Heavens Above, Our world at night. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-24 7:11
Viewed: 4196
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Moon over Murrays Bay

This is the full moon last night at 5.57pm. It was taken from my front window of the moon through the Pohutukawa trees on our boundary, about 45 minutes after moon-rise. I got some very distorted shapes, but this one came out the best. I changed it to black / white, as the green in the leaves didnít show too much. And this was the only photo that showed the trees at all.

I have posted a photo in Workshop taken at 5.36pm. I missed the actual moon-rise at about 5.15pm, but managed to get this shot about 20 minutes later on as it was rising over Motutapu Island and the edge of Rangitoto in the Hauraki Gulf. It was shining quite spectacularly on the glistening waters.

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Hello Janice, I like your shot and title very much! The branches and leafs are well seen against the pitch-black darkness and the full moon must on the rise! Well composed - Well done, TFS!

great shot, janice! :-)
wonderful composition,
it has the spooky full-moon atmosphere.
you can actually feel the vampires and werewolves
creeping around. *g*

Superb shot Janice!
I love this composition very much! Looks very arty and make me smile to the moon!

Hello Janice!
Very romantic photo.Framing and composition are perfect.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Janice. I found my eye drawn to this shot and had to have a closer look. Well worth it, your image has a great sense of atmosphere and goes really well with your title. I really like your composition and I think making it black/white was a great choice. It really is excellent. TFS :)

This photo is very interesting Janice, I love the way the leaves look in the dark, and then with the moon in the background it's a very calm, soothing evening shot. I love the one in your workshop too! Hopefully soon you'll catch that moonrise. Well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-24 11:06]

Excellent POV Janice! It is hard to take good picture of the Moon - almost all look very similiar. But you did it very well in refreshing way. Disk with silhouettes of leaves looks amazing. Astronomically good work Janice! :-)

Great shot.. very moody. the compo is great. the moon is not in the middle, i like that :)

well done

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-05-24 16:05]

Nice shot Janice... LOL... guess what.. I took some of the moon shots with my new lens too... but didn't post it, cos it is just plain boring moon shot.

This is great, really like ET phone home. :) excellent captured, good POV and composition. TFS

Great shot Janice!
It looks superb and has really special mood.
I like it very much.
Well done!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-25 3:35]

Hello Janice!
Wonderful moon composition.Framing and B&W details are perfect.I liked this job very much.TFS...:-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-25 3:54]
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Originale composition photographique nocturne.
Moon composition interesting & well done ! Fun title ;-)

Hi Janice
Love the idea here and the leaves across the moon. Maybe just a slight shift in POV to plave the moon more on a third top and middle, and you have have a really stunning picture. TFS, very nice one

Very interesting and unusual effect. Lovely result though. Very well seen and taken.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-05-27 22:36]

Hello Janice
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.
An ExTraordinary one!

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  • Pedda Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
  • [2005-05-28 16:24]

Hi Janice,

A very moody picture and I'm waiting for E.T to emerge out from the picture. I like the atmosphere that the leaves in the foreground are creating.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-06-03 17:59]

Got any resses pieces.
Excelent shot and well done on this one.


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-04 6:45]

Good picture Janice! I really like it! Fantastic composition and it really looks like it came directly from the movie ET! Well done. I've added your picture to a theme I've created. TFS!


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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-06-05 21:08]

Very original photo and title Janice :-)
you did a great night photo, very well composed.


Interesting and very special view of the moon. A bit spooky! Very good picture.

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