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Moon Dreams Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
Moon Dreams
Moon Dreams
6.3 1/800 F9, ISO 800 Tamron 75-300 LD, Clearwater Florida, Photographed by Mark Javer, at 6:55 pm See more images at
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Mark Javer

member since: 10/3/2004
    Just so you know, to create this I took my original photograph and simply did a "color shift" and gaus. blurr on the water. Hope this is helpful to someone? Markjay

11/2/2004 7:49:05 AM

Karma Wilson
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member since: 6/27/2004

Wonderfully done! It would place if I were a judge.


11/2/2004 7:53:47 AM

Tammy McAllister
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member since: 4/13/2004

Beautiful Mark, I appreciate your explanation!

11/2/2004 7:54:19 AM

Cathy Barrows
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member since: 4/13/2003


11/2/2004 7:56:27 AM

Chris Wahl

member since: 5/7/2004

this is beautiful Mark!

11/2/2004 8:58:31 AM

Leanne M.E. Boyd
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member since: 4/16/2003

Simple and very effective!

11/2/2004 9:14:02 AM

Mark Javer

member since: 10/3/2004

Thank you all, it feels good when viewers express their appreciation for something you create. Sometimes my images are "too simple" but, that's my tag line... expressing simplicity by design. Mark Javer

11/2/2004 10:32:57 AM

Ellen L. Zaslaw
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member since: 10/30/2003

Spectacular blues !!!

11/2/2004 7:30:51 PM

Leonard Pierce
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member since: 3/31/2001


12/16/2004 5:31:26 PM

Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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member since: 12/27/2003

Congrats on a beautiful shot and your well deserved win!

12/17/2004 6:15:48 PM

Mette Vendelboe Allison

member since: 1/28/2003

Wonderful colours, mood and simplicity! Congrats!

12/17/2004 11:28:14 PM

Kristi A. Howson
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member since: 6/22/2004

Congratulations the simple effectiveness of this!!!!!

12/18/2004 6:46:00 PM

Leonard Pierce
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/31/2001

CONGRATULATIONS on your very well deserved Second Place win, Mark!!!!

12/18/2004 7:11:30 PM

Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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member since: 8/31/2003

WOW! Lovely Mark!
Congrats on your win!

Best wishes

12/19/2004 10:01:18 PM

Murry Grigsby
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 8/12/2002

Congrats on your win Mark!!

12/20/2004 6:10:33 PM

Rudolf Schmid

member since: 5/30/2004

Is it not clear that the mood was just cut out with photoshop? There is no reflection of the moon on the water.

Nice composition nevertheless.

12/22/2004 4:54:01 PM

Mark Javer

member since: 10/3/2004

no it actaully is NOT clear the moon was cutout in ps. if you read my description of how I changed the original photographic image, you would see that I used a gausian blurr on the water.... whatever reflection there was is lost in the 'blurr' ;-)

in addition, I have photographed literally hundreds of sunsets and moon scenes.... not always is there a reflection. This is especially true sometimes if there is cloud cover or even a certain cloud formation in the sky, along with several other factors. if you go to my website, you will see just a small portion of the number of sunsets I have photographed.... not all show reflection in the waters.

have a merry christmas!

thank you for your comment anyway.

12/22/2004 8:13:03 PM

June Marie Sobrito
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member since: 2/11/2001

Stunning! Congratulations!

12/25/2004 4:58:40 PM

Karma Wilson
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 6/27/2004

Yet more confirmation that I am a good luck charm. I knew this would place! Congrats!


12/26/2004 9:59:37 PM

Shelly A. Van Camp
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member since: 2/9/2005 your work and the colors..this is something like I would create. Well done!!

11/30/2006 9:18:46 AM

Allison D. Shealy

member since: 6/23/2008

Mark, I am a band director in Saluda, SC. I'm thinking about maybe using your photo in our next year's marching band show. Is this possible? How would I go about this?

6/23/2008 9:54:52 AM

Mark  Javer
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member since: 3/9/2008

Allison, it is very easy to use my photo in your marching band show.... go to my website at and digital download the image in whatever size suites your needs :-)

12/17/2008 10:15:46 PM

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