Moonglow over Polenz Ranch

© Nikki McDonald

Moonglow over Polenz Ranch

Nikki McDonald level-classic 10/19/2012 6:43:26 AM

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 #1493235

Millie A. Talarico level-classic 10/24/2012 4:14:34 PM

Wonderful work of art, Nikki~ thank's for including the steps you took! Enjoying your work here~ #10382606

Terry Cervi level-classic 10/24/2012 7:03:53 PM

What fantastic work, Nikki! I think you got everything just right!! A fave! #10382817

Stephen Zacker level-classic 10/25/2012 3:19:08 AM

Very Cool work #10383183

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 10/25/2012 11:37:33 AM

Such a great treatment on this; perfect for the season! #10383827

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 10/25/2012 1:09:03 PM

Very artistic and beautiful, Nikki! Love it. #10383932

Michele Peterson level-classic 10/25/2012 1:38:08 PM

I love this, Nikki, a very fall-ish looking image. The effects are perfect! #10383994

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 10/25/2012 4:54:17 PM

:-) #10384221

Katarina Mansson level-classic 10/26/2012 12:02:25 AM

Love the colors, textures and the mood! Excellent work Nikki (as always)! #10384612

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 10/26/2012 1:06:52 PM

Hope we see this one again! And..it would have been great in Digital too! And monthly theme...it is absolutely perfect Nikki! #10385462

Karen Celella level-classic 10/27/2012 6:27:12 AM

Outstanding work, Nikki! #10386285

Linda A. Braddock level-classic 10/27/2012 10:43:52 AM

Nikki, Beautiful Work! #10386627

Keith L. Clayton level-classic 6/28/2013 3:58:32 PM

Very impressive image! #10747548

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 7/19/2013 7:17:39 AM

Just superb; nice to see it again! #10772912

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 7/20/2013 1:13:02 AM

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

UB. #10773721

Peggy J. Pfister level-classic 7/20/2013 8:04:38 AM

Beautiful and deftly done, Nikki ... I love that you chose gold and brown tones rather than blue. Great mood ... excellent work! #10774080

Kathy Wesserling level-classic 8/9/2013 12:40:02 PM

I love this one, Nikki. It's hard to accept that it didn't go beyond an EP. #10802189

Ken Smith level-classic 6/20/2014 5:28:57 AM

Pretty cool work, Nikki. Agree with Kathy W! #11068486

Michele Peterson level-classic 7/30/2014 4:24:00 PM

Congratulations Nikki! I'm happy to be seeing this again, and it looks great with a badge under it. :-) #11095525

Nikki McDonald level-classic 7/30/2014 4:55:40 PM

Thanks so much, Michele - so am I :) Third time's a charm :) #11095605

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 7/31/2014 7:26:43 AM

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

jo ann c. #11096478

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com level-classic 7/31/2014 9:39:18 AM

Beautifully done! #11096788

Linda A. Braddock level-classic 7/31/2014 10:45:50 AM

Nikki, This is Gorgeous! I love it.
Congratulations! #11096964

Carol Eade level-classic 7/31/2014 1:59:11 PM

Beautiful work and congratulations again, Nikki! #11097317

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Finalist
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

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 36000000/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100,100, FocalLength: 135.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A350

Uploaded on 10/19/2012 6:33:16 AM
Entered into contest on 6/18/2014 1:54:30 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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