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Full Moon over Seattle


 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE WinnerBetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day   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.

Frank M. Melchior

 
 
 

Debbie Del Tejo
 

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


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June 15, 2006

 

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


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June 15, 2006

 
robinsonphotoart.com - Jeff Robinson

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  Fantstic work Frank! Jeff


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June 15, 2006

 

Richard D. Cox
  Great shot with or without moon.


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June 15, 2006

 

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


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June 15, 2006

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


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June 15, 2006

 

Tamera S. Phillips
  Congrats on your finalist - beautiful shot.


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July 25, 2006

 
divinelovephotography.com - Donna La Mattino Pagakis

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  Stunning night scene, congratulations on your win!


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July 28, 2006

 

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


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July 28, 2006

 

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

~Daniel


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July 28, 2006

 

She-She Killough
  Frank, such an amazing shot! Love it! Congratulations!!!

sheesh


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July 28, 2006

 

Milan Banik
  excellent win for lovely shot!


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July 29, 2006

 

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


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July 29, 2006

 
photosbyjanine.com - Janine Russell

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  Frank, congratulations on your Second Place win.


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July 30, 2006

 

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


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July 31, 2006

 

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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.


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July 31, 2006

 
robinsonphotoart.com - Jeff Robinson

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  Congrats Frank on your excellent win! Jeff


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August 01, 2006

 
photosbyjanine.com - Janine Russell

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  Frank, congratulations on your POTD.


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August 21, 2006

 

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


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August 21, 2006

 

Bill Houghton
  This is a beautiful shot Frank. Congratulations.


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August 21, 2006

 

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


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August 21, 2006

 

Joy Rector
  congrats on the POTD


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August 21, 2006

 
divinelovephotography.com - Donna La Mattino Pagakis

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  A super potd image, congratulations on your wins!


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August 21, 2006

 

Laura Clay-Ballard
  awesome shot! congrats!


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August 21, 2006

 
- Lindley Johnson

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  Beautifully done, Frank! Congratulations on your POTD.


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August 21, 2006

 

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


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August 21, 2006

 

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


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August 21, 2006

 

Kevin Wo
  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.


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August 21, 2006

 

Frank M. Melchior
  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.


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August 21, 2006

 

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


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August 21, 2006

 

Mary N C. Taitt
  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


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August 21, 2006

 

RC Fritz
  Congratulations on yout POTD, Frank!


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August 21, 2006

 

Mary Clarke
  Congratulations on POTD Frank, lovely image


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August 21, 2006

 

Kevin Wo
  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.


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August 21, 2006

 

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  Wow. Did you use any filters for this shot?


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August 21, 2006

 
- Kay E. Mahoney

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  Congratulations on your beautiful winner and POTD.


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August 21, 2006

 

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


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August 22, 2006

 

Milan Banik
 

Congratulations on POTD Frank


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August 23, 2006

 

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


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August 27, 2006

 
- Kay E. Mahoney

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  Congratulations on your 2nd place winner.


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August 30, 2006

 

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


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April 21, 2008

 

Donna R. Moratelli
  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.


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December 28, 2013

 
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