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Full Moon

Full Moon
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Copyright: John Maddocks (jmaddocks) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 0 N: 44] (180)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-18
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heavens Above, Universe, L'univers, Universo, Universum [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-12 7:55
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Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture soon after I bought my new camera. I took it freehand when the moon was full. I leaned against our van, held my breath, and snapped the shot. I think it turned out rather well.

Interesting Facts About The Moon:

The Greeks called the moon Artemis, goddess of the hunt, the Romans knew her as Diana, but many other cultures deified the moon as well.

Since ancient times, it has been observed that the moon has a powerful influence on the behavior of people and animals. Ask any obstetrician — more babies are born under the light of a full moon than at any other time. Psychiatrists, law enforcement officials, emergency medical technicians, and accountants have remarked on how the full moon affects their work, some even going so far as to write books on the subject. The word "lunatic" comes from the word "lunar" which comes from a Latin word which means "something to do with the moon." Mark your calendar the next time you witness some strange behavior, or the next time you behave oddly yourself. You will soon find that all crazy behavior coincides with the full moon, or if not the full moon, then some other phase of the moon.

In some countries, it is unlucky to point at the moon, or to look at the moon through a pane of glass. In these places, it is best to behave as if the moon is not there at all and, if anyone should mention the moon by name, to pretend that you have no idea what they're talking about.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-12 9:06]

Bonjour John, superbe photo de lune avec une jolie teinte, mes félicitations Didier.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-10-12 9:53]

great result for this camera in those conditions. i appreciate it very much. tfs

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-10-12 11:12]

not easy John,
but I like the shot, good composition,good light for such a quick shot,with a good note good job.
gr. jaap

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-10-12 11:16]
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Hi John,

Excellent shot and well done on the composition. The sunny F16 rule works on Moon shots, next time.
The moon is slightly oof, but not bad.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-12 12:54]

Real beauty John! This is dreamshot, I tried to do something like that from few months but without luck. Perfectly done!
I added your picture to my theme :-)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-12 13:38]

John, this is a nice shot indeed. I still don't have a decent shot of the moon. I'll give it another try one of these days.

Great composition and contrast between the main subject and the dark bg.

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  • Lia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 17 N: 135] (952)
  • [2005-10-12 17:18]

Hello says John
Waohhh,Good done! Not easy get it for each other. Groetjes Lia

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-14 22:31]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Power of evocation in me: very strong.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you John.

Goog moving back to Canada!

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-10-15 16:29]

Hi John,
Great shot!
Excellent exposure, amazing detail,
Very good colour and composed.
Well done and thanks for sharing!

A wonderful shot John. You have done a very good job taking it freehand, capturing even the craters and darker patches. Well composed.

good effort. nice shot. but try this way also.

at first instance while taking photo of the moon it feel like it would require a tripod, slow shutter speed etc.as we consider it a night shot.actually that is not d case.the moon is illuminated by sun nd is as lit up as a regular day light shot. pic of d moon can b shot hand held with fast shutter speed and small apertures.

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