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Full Moon over Seattle
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Full Moon over Seattle
Full Moon over Seattle

F/4@.8 sec with 80-200 f/2.8 Nikon lens. Taken about 10:30pm at Kerry Park. The moon is slightly "super sized" for effect.

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Debbie Del Tejo
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    Wonderful capture....think you should sell it to the visitor center. Great job!!!!

6/15/2006 2:30:50 AM

 
Darold W. Kaestner

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I like it but, I think you should have darkened the sky just a bit more?

6/15/2006 2:43:29 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Fantstic work Frank! Jeff

6/15/2006 4:17:20 AM

 
Richard D. Cox

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Great shot with or without moon.

6/15/2006 4:49:14 AM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
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Love It!!!! Love the spaceneedle and the moon!!! Very well captured!!! and I agree with Debbie!!! mlg~

6/15/2006 9:05:26 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Frank, excellent colors, detail, clarity, lighitng, exposure and composition.

6/15/2006 7:26:22 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Congrats on your finalist - beautiful shot.

7/25/2006 7:49:51 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Stunning night scene, congratulations on your win!

7/28/2006 12:26:06 AM

 
Dan Walters

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I really like how this turned out. Congratulations on your win!

7/28/2006 4:14:44 AM

 
Daniel G. Flocke
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Frank - Congratulations on your 2nd Place Winner!!!

~Daniel

7/28/2006 4:42:19 AM

 
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Frank, such an amazing shot! Love it! Congratulations!!!

sheesh

7/28/2006 5:35:56 PM

 
Milan Banik
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excellent win for lovely shot!

7/29/2006 5:34:55 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your win...gorgeous...on my list of places to see

7/29/2006 10:19:10 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Frank, congratulations on your Second Place win.

7/30/2006 10:18:25 PM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
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Congrtaulations Frank!!! Still Love it!!! mlg~

7/31/2006 7:01:24 AM

 

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I'm sorry to add a negative note to this love fest, but this is your standard Seattle skyline picture with a ridiculously fake moon superimposed.

7/31/2006 7:09:01 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Frank on your excellent win! Jeff

8/1/2006 7:54:42 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Frank, congratulations on your POTD.

8/21/2006 12:36:10 AM

 
Helen N. McHugh
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Congratulations ,Frank, on this excellent shot & your POTD!!

8/21/2006 1:26:12 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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This is a beautiful shot Frank. Congratulations.

8/21/2006 2:35:43 AM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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So beautiful! Great shot and congrats on your win and POTD!!

8/21/2006 3:14:52 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

8/21/2006 3:18:24 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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A super potd image, congratulations on your wins!

8/21/2006 3:43:16 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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awesome shot! congrats!

8/21/2006 5:35:55 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Beautifully done, Frank! Congratulations on your POTD.

8/21/2006 5:47:18 AM

 
Jeffrey D. Conklin
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I agree with Dan C. The moon looks superimposed. Both are nice shots. But together it looks fake.

8/21/2006 6:36:56 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congrats on your POTD - excellent image!

8/21/2006 7:33:52 AM

 
Kevin Wo

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There's no way the moon could've looked like that in this scene/light condition. Anyone with some basic knowledge of exposure and lighting would know that this can only be achieved by copy and paste.I'm very dissapointed at the judges at Betterphoto for not picking up on this.

8/21/2006 8:01:11 AM

 
Frank M. Melchior

member since: 10/17/2005
 

First of all, I stated that the moon was supersized for effect, sorry that some members didn't like this. I wasn't trying to pull a fast one on anyone. I copied the moon from the same raw file and adjusted the levels and enlarged it a bit to cover the overexposed moon. That's all. It was an amazing moon that night. I will post some "real" images later today. Thank you all for the kind comments.

8/21/2006 10:32:27 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Congratulations on your lovely winner and POTD! I like it a LOT! Great night cityscape. Mary :-D

8/21/2006 10:44:14 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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It seemms to me if you state that you've altered a picture, than the judges and viewers can look at it with that knowledge and judge it accordingly. If the image is then found worthy, it probably deserves it! This one does, I think! :-D

8/21/2006 10:46:24 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on yout POTD, Frank!

8/21/2006 10:57:55 AM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations on POTD Frank, lovely image

8/21/2006 11:43:34 AM

 
Kevin Wo

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Frank,
I'm in no way trying to belittle your photographic skills.It's just that I've spent many nights trying to capture a stunning lunar image and only suceeded in a very few occasions due difficulty to come up with a correct exposure.So what I did was spending hours in front of my PC in an attempt to produce what I saw in PS CS.But then I realized that photography should be mainly about photography.Post editing(be it traditional or digital)is vital if not essential,but it's what I saw and felt at the moment of capture that determines whether the photo is a keeper or heading for the recycle bin.As photographers,we're trying to convey a message or express an emotion to the audience through our images,even if it's just one individual.When someone tells me he/she felt something deeper than the surface when viewing one of my images,it's more rewarding than any awards(be it hononary or monetary)bestowed.That said,I personally feel this image speaks volume without the moon.Pardon meif I sound obtrusive,just my honest opinion.

8/21/2006 1:13:19 PM

 
 

Wow. Did you use any filters for this shot?

8/21/2006 1:24:16 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner and POTD.

8/21/2006 7:09:54 PM

 
Carol Gawel
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I have never heard of enlarging one part of a photo before. Great effect. Congratulations.

8/22/2006 6:12:15 PM

 
Milan Banik
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Congratulations on POTD Frank

8/23/2006 9:24:13 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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Congratultions Frank! Striking work!! :0)

8/27/2006 7:20:32 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your 2nd place winner.

8/30/2006 7:18:22 AM

 
Carrol  A.  Grimes

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Congratulations on an outstanding image! I feel that you presented it very well. Carrol

4/21/2008 10:23:30 PM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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I can't imagine seeing a moon that big or capturing that big it at 200mm. THis image is amazing. I can't even get it that big at 300mm. I have always wondered how people could capture images of the moon so clear. It must be closer to the earth on other parts of the planet.
This is an awesome image and congratulations on a well deserved POTD.

12/28/2013 3:31:08 AM

 
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