Moonbeam

© Craig Bill

Moonbeam

Uploaded: December 27, 2018 | Entered: January 29, 2019 09:14:01

Description

"Moonbeam" was an experimental photographic project I tried in the remote Death Valley Racetrack are. The first image was a still long exposure which included the tent with an LED light inside, the second was an image of about the same exposure time simply moving the camera immediately before shutter starts (made several attempts to get it right and smooth). I waited until the moon was in this position for this version. It was in photoshop that I fused the moving image on top of the still. It is fun and interesting to note that the streak is not the path of the moon, rather the path of the moon across the sensor of the camera. I have a couple more images from this group, so stay tuned to see how they turned out.

Comments

Harvey A. Ravitch December 28, 2018

A WoW for Me! I Love the contrast of silohuette vs overly bright light coming from the top of mountain...sultry Blue vs Black Silohuette Adds Impact.. Excellent! #1719107

Jim Miotke My Courses January 29, 2019

This is stunning, Craig. How did you create or capture the light streak effect? Love the look. #11747802

Craig Bill level-classic January 29, 2019

The first image was a still long exposure which included the tent with an LED light inside, the second was an image of about the same exposure time simply moving the camera immediately after shutter starts (made several attempts to get it right and smooth). I waited until the moon was in this position for this version. It was in photoshop that I layered the moving image on top of the still and allowed only the bright part of the moving image to be visible (lighten blend). It is fun and interesting to note that the streak is not the path of the moon, rather the path of the moon across the sensor of the camera. I have a couple more images from this group, so stay tuned to see how they turned out. #11747816

Jim Miotke My Courses February 03, 2019

Awesome - thanks for sharing. #11749017

MARLON IGNACIO level-deluxe March 01, 2019

This is spectacular, Craig! Congratulations and thank you for sharing your technique! #11752203

Christine Greenspan level-classic March 01, 2019

Many congrats on this incredible winner! #11752351

Craig Bill level-classic March 01, 2019

Thank you! #11752369

Rosemary Sampson level-classic March 18, 2019

Extraordinary photo! Love it! and thanks for your explanation. #11755657

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