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Full Moon

Full Moon
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Copyright: Frans Swanepoel (fransswanepoel) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 29 W: 18 N: 192] (1286)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-24
Categories: Trees
Exposure: f/5.0
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-02 2:31
Viewed: 3243
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot on my son's farm just ouside Botrivier in the Western Cape Region of South Africa.
The full moon and scattered clouds worked well to create a special mood for the shot.
I set up a spotlight in a distance to add light on the tree and foreground. This is a single shot taken in RAW using the Canon 40D fitted with a Sigma 10-20 lens.
If I had better processing skills I would consider adding a gravestone on the left just to make it more spooky He-he.

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really looks like a great art. Nicely taken shadows and lights. congrats

Hi Frans,
The scene's fantastic, compo and exposure are also. Beautiful light management, great sharpness, and generally an unbelievable nocturnal image. Bravo. And your processing skills are absolutely OK.
Best regards from Hungary (Central Europe), László

Fantastic night shot with clarity and character Frans! Flawless camera control and awesome composition! Bravo! I love it!
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-02 3:23]

Hello Frans,
The spotlight does wonders here. It creates a very beautiful atmosphere together with the moon. Taken from a very good POV in an ideal composition. Even the clouds are just on the right place. Great quality!

hello Frans
Great composition, magic sky, beautiful colors.

Hi Frans,

Very impressive night shot, such well illuminated scene. Nice strong details too, they really stand out. Truly a photogenic moment, well seen and captured.
TFS and cheers,


Hi Frans,
You gave us a magic moment!Many congrats!
Best wishes.

Whew, but this is beautiful, and it all sounds so very easy!!!
Well done and thanks for the tips, I must try it!

Very moody and atmospheric shot with great light. The composition is excellent with the moon just visible through the tree branches and the addition of a few stars makes for a wonderful image.


Howzit Frans,
A brilliant image artistic approach well balance and good detail.Excellent!!!!

hello frans
very nice capture for night shot, very good details. tfs


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-11-10 14:51]

Hello Frans,
A very attractive image filled with beautiful color and wonderful night exposure. Love the composition and your original idea of putting a spot light on the tree. The moon and clouds in the BG add and interesting element to the photo. Great work!!

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2010-12-05 15:48]


An excellent shot. You have captured a perfect moment in time!
Well composed with the tree and moon off centre to the right of the frame, the lighting is excellent considering the circumstances, the image is very clear, sharp and deep DOF.

TFS this awesome image!

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