Moon Shine

Peter W. Marks 9/28/2009 4:00:24 PM

Hi Barbara. This is very beautiful; I would love to be sitting there. But! It's driving me crazy. Following my own advice and looking into, rather than just at an image I am not sure what I am seeing here. Is this either two combined images or at the very least a moon Photoshopped in? Why I ask this is that the moonbeam on the water doesn't point directly st the moon; it is slightly off to one side which in real life I don't think it does. (Of course you will just know, tonight I will be across the meadow to my neighbor's lake to see if I'm right. last night it was cloudy so I couldn't check it out). Also, I am curious as to why the jetty is so brightly lit as the side we are looking at is not facing the moon. OK Barbara, I shall eat crow when you tell me that you haven't manipulated this, but I'm a big boy so I will just shut myself in the closet and cry very quietly.
Regards, Pete #1185852

Barbara E. Gould 9/28/2009 10:22:04 PM

Pete, you make me laugh!!!
This image was taken for my BP class: Inspiring Nature Photography. I was actually taking pictures of the sunset and happened to turn back and saw this beautiful sight! I have to say that this image is not manipulated! It's possible that I made minor adjustments, if I made any at all. I have 18 shots of this, with different exposures. But this is only one image and the moon was not added... Please don't shut yourself in the closet ;) and no need to make a crow suffer ;) I cannot explain why the moon beam is off. I do know, it took my breath away! This is a twilight shot! And the moon WAS bright!!! I'll have to look at my other shots.
Thanks Pete!

Peter W. Marks 9/29/2009 5:12:30 AM

Ah! Barbara! Thank you for generously giving me absolution for my mistake so that I can now eat much tastier humble pie instead of crow casserole!
Have a great day. Pete

Barbara E. Gould 9/29/2009 9:34:25 AM

Again, you make me laugh! You have a wonderful sense of humor...thank you!
I do have to say, so you don't feel so bad, looking back at the originals, that this image was possibly lightened slightly in order to see the rocks on the shore! I supposed it's a compliment to have people think that my images are manipulated (someone else thought my church picture was an HDR...) I love shooting at twilight. I've learned to stay a bit longer after sunset (as I state on my website and the saying on my business should not be in such a hurry and miss the small wonders and blessings) be patient and wait and see what the possibilities could be! ;)
Have a blessed day!

Susan M. Reynolds 9/30/2009 12:42:16 AM

I am so loving this is breath-taking! I think the little bit of shore and the tree on the right side gives it a nice framing too.
Yes make us all laugh! :~) #7996435

Barbara E. Gould 9/30/2009 10:07:45 AM

Thank you very much Susan!
It was a beautiful sight! I have learned when shooting sunsets to always wait awhile after it sets to leave. This was the reward for that wait!
This image was on the other side of that moonshine. #7997703

Barbara E. Gould 9/30/2009 10:08:18 AM

Thank you very much Susan!
It was a beautiful sight! I have learned when shooting sunsets to always wait awhile after it sets to leave. This was the reward for that wait!
This image was on the other side of that moonshine.
Barbara #7997704

Meghan Gonski 10/31/2009 6:27:58 PM

I love both images. After reading Pete's first comment I went back and lined it up with my hand, I came to the conclusion that it is weird but a natural image. :) Then I read futher and found out I was right! Yippee
I'm glad Pete's eating humble pie instead of crow cassorele!
I think you have wonderful blue tones in this image and composition of the photo is appealing. Same goes with the sunset image (minus the blue) You could have entered this in I think Pete's silhouette class. :)
I like the dog getting ready to land. #8092184

Peter W. Marks 11/1/2009 1:10:47 PM

I am very happy that I make you ladies laugh though it does remind me of why I never did graduate from an engineering college in London. I had such a good time being a a fun guy in class that my sponsoring company withdrew me and made me work for a living. I didn't as much make it on to the bell-curve with my grades but rather swung happily beneath it like a clapper. that's the dangly thing.
Have a wonderful week friends. Pete

Barbara E. Gould 11/1/2009 8:10:34 PM

you do have a wonderful sense of humor...
Thanks, and you have a great week as well!
Barbara #8094916

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/2/2011 12:57:25 PM

Totally gorgeous Barbara! Love the composition!

jo ann c. #9208480

Barbara E. Gould 2/2/2011 4:48:27 PM

Thank you Jo Ann!
And I appreciate you taking the time to view so many of my images and commenting on them! I appreciate that very much!

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