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Good Night Moon

Good Night Moon
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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-18
Categories: Desert
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 70-200 f2.8
Exposure: f/13.0, 30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-05 14:34
Viewed: 3523
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken a few minutes after my last sunlit photo of Delicate Arch. Once the sun set, darkness was not far behind. I knew it was going to be a near full moon and had visions of taking it through the arch but by the time it looked like anything it had moved to the east and higher in the sky than I wanted. It was fun hiking all the way back down to our vehicle by moonlight. We were surprised at the number of people we passed going up to the arch that late. It is just one of those popular must-do activities.

We are leaving on a photo journey tomorrow morning for up to three weeks. I hope we find something to photograph in Montana and Wyoming. See you on TN when we return.

Happy Shooting
Evelynn : )

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Hi Evelynn,

Beautiful shot, love the silhouetted rocks (mountains) in the foreground, and the framing of our nearest celestial neighbor is just beautiful, and the wisp of clouds just adds to an already perfect picture, very nice work.

T.F.S Rick

Gorgeous shot of the moon with the dark blue sky and the silhouetted mountains. Beautifully done. TFS


Above all...and beyond others...you have a special talent for the artist and mood image...and I knew it...I think perhaps you were a bit afraid to show it back a few months ago...well maybe over a year....but patterns and moods..heck if it were not for the passion of nature...what would be left...You are tops in my book and you are still a notch or perhaps more ahead of me...you have not only talent..you have education and experience...and you know how to put them all together....good! All is well with the world..

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-09-05 17:01]

I like this very much. Composition and lighting are worked out very well. Gary


I like your shot a lot. The dark outline with the moon in the sky makes it very appealing. The rock contours look great in your composition. Well done and enjoy your trip. It sounds like you're up for a lot of fun.

Best Regards,


Hi Evelynn,

nice composition from the full moon and silhouet from the mountains.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-05 23:51]

Hi Evelynn

A lovely stark composition making full use of few colours.

Great stuff.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-09-06 0:47]

Hi Evelynn,

A nice composed capture and this moments later after sunset,well seen and captured,tfs and have a nice weekend


Hi Evelynn,
This is a real beauty. The silhouttes of the oddly shaped rocks against the dark blue sky created a interesting view. The fact that you managed to reveal some of the brown color in the rocks shows the spot on exposure. its also wonderful to see this color return in the few clouds present in the sky. The position, details and brihtness of the moon is the icing on the cake.
TFS and have a good trip.


Hello Evelynn,
Many thanks for this beautiful shot of the moon in blue hour!
the silhouette of the mountain truly great towards this beautiful composition
well done
p/s have a wonderful journey and many photos return!

Just a very, very nice silhouette. The deep blues remaining in the sky add a great deal of viewer interest to the composition.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-09-06 19:23]

Beautiful scene Evelynn,
I can almost envisage a lone coyote sitting on top of one of those peaks with it's head held up while howling at the moon. Excellent exposure and metering used to capture such a wonderful scene. Well framed with very nice night time sky colors.

Excellent night shot, very well detailed with lovely colours.
Best wishes,

  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2008-09-20 19:21]

Hello Evelynn,
It's a very nice nightscape. I like very much this gentle, almost not visible glow of sun on the rock at front. Very moody shot!
Best greetings & TFS!

Hello Evelynn

A beautiful image.I love the dark silhouettes of the rock.The shade of blue is super.
A first rate capture,well titled.My kids love that book.
This is going to sound crazy,but it looks almost like giant rock faces gazing up into the sky at the moon.
What a wonderful composition.


Hello Evelynn,
Well done, this 'Good Night Moon'.
I like the colors as well as the silhouetted rocks with that little bit of remaining orange.

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