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Moon Over Pine

Moon Over Pine
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-20
Categories: Trees
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro, Sigma 70-300mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): gondox's favorites - landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-27 7:26
Viewed: 2970
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Most of us should know that is the process by which plants, and some trees as well use the energy from sunlight to produce sugar, and then through their cell systems the plants and trees covert this to ATP adenosine triphosphate . ATP is a fuel used by ALL LIVING SYSTEMS which as I read it, all carbon based life forms including us as humans. So what does this photosynthetic process which deals with the sun have to do with my image of the moon with pines? Well.....most gardeners who enjoy their planting will tell you that the moon is as special to plants and trees as is the sun. For it is the moon at it's waxing time (increasing) that draws fluids upwards. Then as the moon declines or is called waning those fluids are drawn into the root systems. It is this notion which has drawn millions of people through many ages and generations to plant seeds and do certain requirements in the gardens based not solely on the sun but on the moon as well. It isn't legend or old wives tales....it is the process of nature, the natural process and what a surprise! We are not a "closed system" her eon Earth. We depend of the sun and moon for all things. It is in this way which the Native American Indians looked to not only all four corners of direction but as well to the sky and to the ground. And again in this concept and way of thinking I continue to believe that we are a part of this web of life and what is done to a small part of the web is done to the whole. For we are all interconnected. This is the way I learned as a child and the ways I follow today. Every word you say to me has an affect, whether in growth or in failure, I learn from you and in my response, you learn from me in a dynamic way. And in its simple analogous way the moon here pictured is now doing its part of the process of life with the pine. So may it be!

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-03-27 8:09]

Hi Bob, great shot and great notes! It is so funny, I took a very very similar picture a couple of months ago, with the moon seen through pine branches. Maybe this is just to prove we are all interconnected... which we really are, that's for sure as far as I am concerned. I have to resist posting my picture and criticising yours is like criticising mine... euh, sounds familiar, doesn't it? Besides, I also realize you influence my photography a lot, because it corresponds to what I am looking for... nature and being with nature. And here, we see the imitated becoming the imitator ;-))) Thanks a lot to you, Mr. Blue Boy,


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-27 9:14]

Hi Bob,

How beautiful! Besides the excellent moon what really strikes me are rich deep colors of the sky and leaves. All I can say is I love it.


great moon shot with a nice blue sky

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-27 12:31]

Hi Bob. I belive the Moon plays a big part in are lives and in so many ways. I like the way your notes tell use about the planting of seed and when to do so just as any farmer will know. Your picture is a little different with the tress out of focus and the full detail in the moon. with rich colours. But it works for me. well done TFS.

hello Bob

excellent shot of the Moon Over the Pine Trees
and on the lovely blue sky, i love the hard density
of the sky's blue and the trees green colours
and the great contrast too, TFS


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  • PelinS (85)
  • [2008-03-27 15:51]

Hi Bob! Very interesting shot! I like the way you have shown the moon.Fascinating perspective! Good color balance and contrast.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-27 17:02]

Woow Bob this is a great artwork,excellent idea for a very great pic,my best compliments for this 1st class pic,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2008-03-27 17:26]

Hi Bob!

My first thought on this shot was why not taking a bigger dof - then I thought a smaller dof, and then I ended up in the conclusion this is the right one :)
So if not the dof, there is something very unusual in this composition, that makes it unique while very very simple, and not in a way when you feel something's not right - I find it very charming but I can't tell why... Feeling of harmony comes through geometry to me but this time it's something else. Read through the critiques too but still no guess. If you can tell me what's the trick please do so! By the time I'll put it to my favs theme as I do with remarkable questions for myself.
Your notes were very useful too, I knew the stuff about atp and all but never thought of the other thing, I thought only capillarity moves water up.
Very good work where it was good spending some time on, thanks!

Best regards,

Oh how cool! Lovely how you shot through the branches. What a wonderful thought-provoking post. Good stuff as usual! :)

Hello Bob,
Beautiful shot, very lovwly vibranyt colors and fanastic contrast, very good composition and point of view.

Namastay Bob,
What lovely colors this capture has. The focus on the moon is razor sharp. A beautiful composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.


I'm getting so influenced by your work that I feel like doing only landscapes in the future!Awesome shot and crisp notes!

Hello Bob,

Very good and sharp picture of the moon. Very good background with these blurry branches of pine trees. Excellent composition. Superb colours.

Hi bob,

Very nice image, having only the moon in focus makes this photo very unique. My eyes went straight to the moon to enjoy after the rich colours around it!
Beautifully done!


Hi Bob, "guarda che luna..." splendid focus on moon, superb exposure, lovely composition with wonderful colors, GREAT SHOOT BOB, BRAVO!, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-28 9:22]

What an original post Bob!
The duffused Pine Tree in the FG is superb and contrast perfectly with the blue sky and moon.
Superb POV and composition.
Nice vibrent colours.
Very well done Bob!


Hello Bob,
I loved this shot how you focus on the moon and blurred off the green pine leafs as silhouette against the blue sky, just beautiful!!
the image has a great contrast colouration too
many thank for the notes always
have a great weekend, Bob!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-28 17:52]

Hello Bob,
Simply outstanding my friend, I absolutely love it Bob. The image has everything going for it. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Beautiful colors, well composed. One wonders whether you wrote the note in support of the picture or took the picture in support of the note. :)

This is a daring crack at the moon, Bob, and you have produced a picture with wonderful effects.
Whereas the moon is in sharp focus, the blurred trees in the foreground create a marvellous effect.
The sky is so deep blue the whiteness of the moon goes very well with it.
Thanks for sharing this unique image.

Hi Bob,
You've framed the moon so nicely, and the deep blue sky is enchanting.
And your title is so creative ;-}
Just kidding - And from one carbon based life form to another, a very nice job mf,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-31 20:01]

Hello Bob

Wonderful colours and lighting.
Nicely composed,this shot is very attractive.I keep looking at it.
The colours are bright and vivid.
They say blue and green should not be seen except in the washing machine,but THEY were wrong.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-01 1:56]

Hi Bob,
Wonderful shot and so beautiful a scene captured. Very artistic and romantic touch and I like the way the FG branches make way for the Moon. The blue sky looks fantastic. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Hi Bob
Very interesting shot. Nice vivid colors. Goiod compostion. Inetresting artistic OOF effect
I like it
Best wishes

Nice one! Its nice to see the pines and the moon all in one photo. Well composed! Cheers Josh Lewis.

Hi Bob
The moon is not a balloon, yet...

TFS this interesting image of your sky. I am sorry, no points, I have today exhausted the allotted points.


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