Moonlight BECOMES You

© Michelle Alton

Moonlight BECOMES You

Michelle Alton May 05, 2009

Daylight #1123449

Lynne Morris May 05, 2009

Wow Michelle, this is absolutely beautiful, your ps work is outstanding as always my friend. Happy Birthday, hope you have a great day. #7486339

Paul E. Earl May 05, 2009

I believe it is your birthday today. So a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day.
A lovely image!!! #7486342

Derek D. Dafoe May 05, 2009

Beautiful Michelle! and yes there is that Birthday rumor going around!! Happy Birthday! #7486351

Michelle Alton May 05, 2009

Thanks for all the birthday wishes, everyone! It's raining again in Southeast Pennsylvania...going on two weeks now! #7486394

Brett Dolsen May 05, 2009

Great PS work and description!!We must look back with fond memories and forward to new days!!Happy Birthday Michelle #7486405

Douglas Pignet May 05, 2009

Lovely finishing image here Michelle,Doug #7486421

Joao Martinho May 05, 2009

Great sense of composition and fabulous creative outcome after all the adds and changed (I strongly appreciate your indications on post production)! Ah...and again Happy birthday and happy all non birthdays! #7486441

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 05, 2009

Lovely image and work here, Birthday Girl, Happy Happy Birthday to you, Michelle !!!

Dominick #7486442

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe May 05, 2009

Wonderful work and beautiful end results, Michelle. Have a great birthday. I know what you mean with the rain. This is our second week too here in WV. There is now flooding in places. #7486444

Ray Clarke May 05, 2009

Great capture and PS work Michelle.!!!(R) #7486508

Avril Young May 05, 2009

your DD work is excellent...fantastic result can take a bow;)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY...have a great day! #7486511

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic May 05, 2009

This is a beautiful masterpiece exhibiting your creative talents perfectly, Michelle... awesome.... and

WE LOVE YOU MICHELLE...have a great day!
8o) #7486521

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 05, 2009

Michelle you are doing wonders with DD.... this is an amazing beauty!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! #7486585

Alan L. Borror May 05, 2009

Wonderful image with excellent DD work as always, Michelle! Have a very HAppy Birthday! #7486638

Manuel Barrera May 05, 2009

If does not get seen again, I will have to buy the judges eye glasses #7486651


There Might Be Something to That Old Addage After All

You're Not Getting Older
You're Getting Better

Incredible Work Michelle

Happy Birthday To You #7486749

Aimee S. McMaster May 05, 2009

....another amazing creation by a lovely & most eloquent lady; a joyous birthday to you Michelle...Aimee #7486756

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 05, 2009

A Wonderful creation Michelle - Very nice work!! Jeff #7486788

Gord MacEachern May 05, 2009

Beautiful work Michelle,now it is an eye popper! Beautiful description , and have a very happy birthday!
Save your memories but savour your present!! #7486832

Vitor Dias May 05, 2009

Happy Birthday Michelle.
Have a wonderful day.
Fantastic work, Favorite.
rgds Vitor #7486889

Eric S. Rundle May 05, 2009

Michelle you do some amazing PS work and this is no exception. Happy birthday I hope you have a great day #7486934

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe May 05, 2009

Wow...wonderful work; this is beautiful!

Hope you have a very Happy Birthday!
(raining again in Long Island too!) #7486953

Mukesh Srivastava May 05, 2009

Outstanding PS work, Michelle!!!!
Great day for you and us too... Happy Birthday, Michelle!!!!! #7486965

Laurence Saliba level-classic May 05, 2009

Fantastic work and Happy Birthday Michelle!! #7487033

Ken Smith level-classic May 05, 2009

Wonderful digital effects, Michelle. I didn't realize it was your birthday. I hope you have a great day! #7487128

Howard B. Cheek May 05, 2009

Wonderful transformation Michelle, very nice.
You sound like a hopeless romantic..
My kinda gal ;-)
Happy Birthday,

Kate Jackson level-classic May 05, 2009

Well first things first - a very happy birthday to you Michelle.

This has to be one of the best conversions I have seen from a very ordinary image to an eye opener. Well worth all your effort. The lighting looks amazing! #7487174

Bojan Bencic level-classic May 05, 2009

Fantastic DD work, Michelle. Happy Birthday! #7487432

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic May 05, 2009

Perfection, Michelle. A definite fav for me. Enjoy your birthday. #7487576

Rhonda Burger May 05, 2009

Beautiful Michelle.
H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y!!!!
Rhonda #7487710

Tiia Vissak May 05, 2009

Beautifully done! Happy birthday! #7488009

Melissa Olsen May 05, 2009

Fabulous, just fabulous! #7488103

Janet Daniel level-classic May 05, 2009

Fantastic image, Michelle! Beautifully done PP work! Happy Birthday! #7488109

Nadya Johnson May 05, 2009

Wow! Fabulous job on this, Michelle! I have to tell you ... coming home on Sunday, I saw this VERY scene! Well, practically. Without the geese, sad to say. But the feeling was the same - the moon - the glow. No beach - a little lake. WONDERFUL darkroom work! Have a very Happy Birthday, too! #7488219

Jeana Clark May 05, 2009

Oh My Gosh!!!
I've missed your birthday!!!
I'm so sorry Michelle!!!!
Hope it was as great as you are!!!
This image is perfect!!!
Love the effects youve applied!!!
Outstanding Work!!!!


~J~ #7488292

Julianne Bradford May 05, 2009

This is a wonderful work of art to celebrate your birthday Michelle!

Sirsendu Gayen May 05, 2009

Excellent DDR work. #7488565

Michelle Alton May 05, 2009

Thank you everyone for your wonderful birthday wishes...I feel really honored and happy that I "walked into" BP one day a couple of years ago, and ended up finding the most wonderful people -- so helpful, sharing, and caring. You are all terrific. Thank you so much for all your encouragement and friendship. I don't go to Facebook very much, because there just isn't enough time, but I have read those Wallpaper messages today too. Thanks to all for making this such a memorable day for me.
We are going out for dinner with neighbors tonight, so I won't have a chance to view and comment photos--but will try to catch up tomorrow. Thanks again to everyone!
Michelle #7488656

Renata Gusciora May 05, 2009

Happy Birthday,Michelle!!!:-) Wow,this is a stunning work!!!Wow!Love the mood and everything! #7488836

Renee Doyle level-classic May 05, 2009

Your imagination and creativeness is wonderful to view and admire Michelle!!! Beautiful beautiful work!!! I do hope you have a wonderful Happy Birthday!! #7488849

Mike Clime May 05, 2009

Excellent dd work and I like the geese and the moon! Happy 30th Birthday and hope you have many more 30th Birth Days! #7488857

John Connolly May 05, 2009

A wonderful result for all your DD work, Michelle!
Happy Birthday! #7489037

Patricia Ronan May 05, 2009

Definitely a dramatic improvement on the original, great DD work again.
Happy Birthday Michelle! Hope you have a great day:) #7489128

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 05, 2009

Beautiful lighting and mood Michelle. Happy Birthday! #7489159

Joseph N. DiGilio May 05, 2009

Beautiful work Michelle. You sure are good in the dark room.
Happy Birthday! You're a beautiful person and as you can see from all who have preceded me, you are loved.
Oh, and I'll bet moonlight becomes you too. #7489191

Barbara Waldoch level-classic May 05, 2009

Wonderful work, Michelle!
Happy Birthday, hope the dinner was great! #7489231

Linda Blair May 05, 2009

Fantastic work....this turned out gorgeous!!!!!!! #7489321

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe May 05, 2009

I agree with the WOW's above. Great work on this shot!!

And Happy B'day. #7489393

Evy Johansen level-classic May 05, 2009

Michelle, I really love your style!! This is stunning!! What a wonderful work! Right into my favorites!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Michelle!! #7489396

Michelle Alton May 05, 2009

What a wonderful day, everyone! In all my life, I've never felt so complimented...EVER! Thanks so much. #7489409

Debra R. Harder May 05, 2009

BEAUTIFUL image, Michelle! Your DD work is superb! Love the lighting and mood of this image. WONDERFUL! Deb #7489549

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic May 05, 2009

Beautiful and so creative !!! Fantastic PS work. I really like the perspective and think the birds add to the overall scene. #7489625

Courtenay Vanderbilt May 05, 2009

Awesome and creative image Michelle! Happy, happy birthday....whoo hoo! Hope you had a blast today! #7489650

Patrick Rouzes level-classic May 05, 2009

Now I will play HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you on my accordian, Michelle!!! Squeek squeek squeek squeek (pause) squeek squeek.Squeek squeek squeek squeek(pause) squeek squeek.......ok ,I know that hurts your ears....Happy Birthday !!!
Love the title, love the caption, love the image & the mood is phenomenal here, Michelle!!! #7489876

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe May 05, 2009

Beautiful, Michelle!!! Fantastic work!!

Happy, Happy Birthday!!! Hope it was a great one!! #7490010

Derek D. Dafoe May 06, 2009

Super editing Michelle! Fantastic work! #7490407

May 06, 2009

Very nice Michelle.

Gene #7491277

frank w. degenhardt level-classic May 06, 2009

Michelle- You certainly did alot of work to get this picture where you wanted it and your sucess is with such a gorgeous outcome. I love the way you described the picture. I love the mood behind it. Excellent composiiton and pov and think you captured it so perfectly. Love the tall grass, the birds flying overhead, the lighting, and beautiful colors.
Amazing work my friend.
Have a wonderful day, take care. #7491358

Karen Celella level-deluxe May 06, 2009

Happy belated birthday Michelle. It seems that we are the ones that got the gift of this gorgeous work of art. #7491387

Eugenio Diaz May 06, 2009

Hi Michelle, Happy belated Birthday and many more to come!!! All the best to you and health and happiness!
Fantastic image and wonderful work here!
Well done! #7492020

Ronald F. Fischer May 06, 2009

Simply stunning work on this awesome capture. And, a belated Happy Birthday from me too! #7492288

Mitch Spence level-classic May 06, 2009

Ethereal, a little eerie, and yes, beautiful, Michelle. #7492566

Susie Peek-Swint May 06, 2009

I love the completed image Michelle ~ excellent DD work .. thanks for sharing the original ~ I wouldn't have known where to begin to create this! #7492869

ROLAN NARMAN May 06, 2009

Superb capture and outstanding ps work Michelle! #7492931

Jim Baines May 06, 2009

I do not believe I missed your birthday!!! Geez!! Happy Birthday, Michelle! I wish I could be 39 again too! #7493437

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic May 07, 2009

on your WELL DESERVING EFP...8o) #7495115

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) May 07, 2009

Wow! Great work here Michelle.fantastic,artistic rendition of this beautiful scene. #7497466

Patti Coblentz May 08, 2009

Wonderful result of your dd work, Michelle...this image is awesome!
Patti #7499358

Wendy Stevenson May 08, 2009

Gorgeous image and excellent use of and application of filters! Very very nicely done! #7499456

anonymous May 09, 2009

Great work! I love the colors and effects. WTG! #7502339

A P May 09, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday honey. Hope it was your best ever. I'm real behind in commenting so I won't on all your wonderful captures but know I'll look at them all. Can't believe all the work you did as this looks right out of camera. Stunning and congratz on a well deserved EfP. #7503214

Marijana Fajgl level-classic May 10, 2009

Outstanding image and effects, Michelle! I am late, but still...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, may all your wishes come true! #7504597

Daniella Puente May 13, 2009

Amazing work on this GREAT image Michelle! LOVE it, tones, light, elements, really beautiful! #7516943

Raymond E. Reiffenberger level-deluxe June 11, 2009

Fantastic capture. The moon, clouds, geese and the reeds adds so much to your photo. #7621072

Steven W. Lepak June 19, 2009

Bravo Michelle! Wonderful. Congrats on your lovely finalist . . . on to a win. Best regards, Steven #7649071

Tiia Vissak June 19, 2009

Congratulations again! #7649203

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 19, 2009

on your well deserving FINALIST...8o) #7649352

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 19, 2009


Patricia Ronan June 19, 2009

Congrats again Michelle:) #7650457

Renee Doyle level-classic June 19, 2009

Excellent work once again Michelle!!!!! Big congratulations to you!! #7650653

Gina Cormier level-classic June 19, 2009

WOWIE!! congrats again!!!! #7650975

Cheryl E. Molennor June 19, 2009


ROLAN NARMAN June 19, 2009

Huge congrats on your fantastic finalist, Michelle! #7651769

Raymond Pauly level-classic June 19, 2009

Congratulations on this lovely finalist, Michelle! #7652524

Mukesh Srivastava June 19, 2009

Huge congrats on your fantastic finalist,Michelle!!!!! Good luck for the Gold!!!! #7653015

Jennifer L. Alder June 19, 2009

Another beautiful finalist, Michelle! CONGRATS :) #7653202

Avril Young June 19, 2009

Congrants on this awesome finalist deserved! #7653249

Brett Dolsen June 19, 2009

Double awesome Michelle!!Brett #7653570

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe June 20, 2009

Michelle - Congrats! Great job (again). Nothing like extending a birthday... :-). #7653945

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 20, 2009

Fantastic Michelle! Congratulations and Happy Belated Birthday! :-) #7654476

Sue Marshall June 20, 2009

Wowza on another awesome Finalist!!
Well done, Michelle! :-) #7654958

Eugenio Diaz June 20, 2009

Congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist! #7655394

Joseph T. Pilonero level-addict June 20, 2009

Another great shot from you, Michelle. This has such great feeling to it like I'm there with the wonder of the oncoming night and my thoughts. The shot has such depth in more than one way. Congratulations on Finalist. TED #7655690

Phil Stith June 20, 2009

Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Michelle! #7655894

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe June 20, 2009

And another huge congrats on this gorgeous finalist Michelle!! #7656057

Jeana Clark June 20, 2009

Awesome Work Michelle!!!
Congratulations on this fabulous finalist!!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!

~J~ #7656323

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 20, 2009

Beautiful Michelle, congrats! #7657560

Alex T. Mizuno June 20, 2009

Another excellent Finalist! Congratulations Michelle!!! #7657613

Debra R. Harder June 20, 2009

Congratulations, Michelle, on another beautiful finalist!! Deb #7658367

Sam Britt June 20, 2009

Big Congratulations on all your finalists, Michelle! #7658854

Glenn E. Traver June 20, 2009

Congratulations Michelle on this beautiful Finalsit ~ GT #7659298

Colleen Farrell June 20, 2009

Beautiful, Michelle! Wonderful DD work. Big congrats on your finalist! #7659360

Laurence Saliba level-classic June 21, 2009

What a lovely finalist!!! Congratulations!!! #7660282

Leland N. Saunders level-addict June 23, 2009

Congratulations, Michelle, the work you did on this pays off ... Well done ... !!

Lee #7670403

Marijana Fajgl level-classic June 25, 2009

Big congratulations, Michelle1 Fantastic work! #7676498

ALLEN O. HOWARD June 25, 2009

Congratulations, Michelle! It is AWESOME!!! #7677365

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Well, I liked this image of Barnegat Bay, viewed through the tall reeds, and the lone Maple tree, bulging with Spring buds. But, it wasn't an eye opener. Island Beach State Park, New Jersey. April 17.
I did a TON of stuff to this on its way to Moonlight...lots of different TOPAZ layers, applied an Orton effect, some tone mapping, selective sharpening, dodging, burning, a day-to-night filter, the geese (shot a few minutes before), and found a bit of moonlight from Google Images. Probably more. Original will be in the Discussion Area.
And if I say: "I love you" - I want you to know
It's not just because there's moonlight - although
Moonlight becomes you so.
~Digital Darkroom
Aging makes one reminisce on days gone by...the wonderful days of "endless" Romance.

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 32.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D

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