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Moonglow over Polenz Ranch

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Moonglow over Polenz Ranch
Moonglow over Polenz Ranch
Thanks to my friends in the FFFP Club here at BP for their advice on getting the shadows, brightness and texture just right.

This is a three image composite (the background which includes the trees and sky with glow, the barn and ground that stretches across the bottom, and the August blue moon) with a fourth image (close-up of inner cover of an old book) overlaid as a texture.
2nd resubmission June 18, 2014
Category: Digital Darkroom

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Nikki McDonald
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    Thanks to everyone for the wonderful comments. Trying this again in Catch-All.

Susan Williams
Beautiful presentation, Nikki. The lighting, tone and balance are all excellent, and what a wonderful subject! I think we'll be seeing it again toward the end of the month.
10/8/2012 7:24:47 AM

Carol L. Quina
Nice work Nikki! Lovely!
10/8/2012 10:23:44 AM

Michelle Alton
Beautiful compositing work, Nikki. Almost unreal and yet so real.
10/8/2012 10:32:15 AM

JudyAnn Rector
Wonderful work, Nikki!
10/8/2012 10:41:27 AM

Bob Cournoyer
Now THIS is good stuff!!!!!!
10/8/2012 1:07:20 PM

Linda S. Smith
Very nice Processing work Nikki! It all comes together beautifully!
10/8/2012 1:28:42 PM

Daniel Ruf
Ohhhh, Nikki...a real dandy.
10/8/2012 6:02:57 PM

Tamara K. Walker
Awesome work!
10/8/2012 7:15:43 PM

Mariann Kovats
Awesome work, Nikki! I hope we'll see this again!
10/8/2012 9:08:04 PM

Lindley Johnson Ranke
Love this creative image, Nikki, really terrific work!
10/9/2012 7:34:39 AM

Mitch Spence
This is an appealing combination, Nikki, with the golden glow, the understated texture, the stark silhouetted branches, and the very nice composition.
10/9/2012 9:16:47 AM

Cynthia Bullard
I'm not even going to ask how long it took you to put this together, but what a fabulous image you created Nikki! Great textures and balance in this image.
10/9/2012 2:33:58 PM

Heather Loewenhardt
Wow this is so impressive Nikki. Love the total look of the finished image.
10/11/2012 9:35:28 AM


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10/19/2012 6:43:26 AM

 
Millie A. Talarico
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Wonderful work of art, Nikki~ thank's for including the steps you took! Enjoying your work here~


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10/24/2012 4:14:34 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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What fantastic work, Nikki! I think you got everything just right!! A fave!


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10/24/2012 7:03:53 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Very Cool work


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10/25/2012 3:19:08 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Such a great treatment on this; perfect for the season!


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10/25/2012 11:37:33 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Very artistic and beautiful, Nikki! Love it.


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10/25/2012 1:09:03 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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I love this, Nikki, a very fall-ish looking image. The effects are perfect!


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10/25/2012 1:38:08 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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:-)


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10/25/2012 4:54:17 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Love the colors, textures and the mood! Excellent work Nikki (as always)!


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10/26/2012 12:02:25 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Hope we see this one again! And..it would have been great in Digital too! And monthly theme...it is absolutely perfect Nikki!


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10/26/2012 1:06:52 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Outstanding work, Nikki!


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10/27/2012 6:27:12 AM

 
Linda A. Braddock
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Nikki, Beautiful Work!


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10/27/2012 10:43:52 AM

 
Keith L. Clayton
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Very impressive image!


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6/28/2013 3:58:32 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Just superb; nice to see it again!


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7/19/2013 7:17:39 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Wow, wonderful post-processing and conception of a moonlit night scene, Nikki. I would look this among the Winners, good luck!!!

UB.


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7/20/2013 1:13:02 AM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Beautiful and deftly done, Nikki ... I love that you chose gold and brown tones rather than blue. Great mood ... excellent work!


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7/20/2013 8:04:38 AM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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I love this one, Nikki. It's hard to accept that it didn't go beyond an EP.


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8/9/2013 12:40:02 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Pretty cool work, Nikki. Agree with Kathy W!


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6/20/2014 5:28:57 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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Congratulations Nikki! I'm happy to be seeing this again, and it looks great with a badge under it. :-)


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7/30/2014 4:24:00 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Thanks so much, Michele - so am I :) Third time's a charm :)


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7/30/2014 4:55:40 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congrats on all of your outstanding finalists Nikki, very well deserved too girl!

jo ann c.


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7/31/2014 7:26:43 AM

 
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Beautifully done!


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7/31/2014 9:39:18 AM

 
Linda A. Braddock
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Nikki, This is Gorgeous! I love it.
Congratulations!


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7/31/2014 10:45:50 AM

 
Carol Eade
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Beautiful work and congratulations again, Nikki!


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7/31/2014 1:59:11 PM

 
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