Full Moon over Seattle

© Frank M. Melchior

Full Moon over Seattle

Debbie Del Tejo June 15, 2006

Wonderful capture....think you should sell it to the visitor center. Great job!!!! #465234

Darold W. Kaestner June 15, 2006

I like it but, I think you should have darkened the sky just a bit more? #2898270

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 15, 2006

Fantstic work Frank! Jeff #2898644

Richard D. Cox June 15, 2006

Great shot with or without moon. #2898919

Michelle Lea Guinn June 15, 2006

Love It!!!! Love the spaceneedle and the moon!!! Very well captured!!! and I agree with Debbie!!! mlg~ #2900107

Janine Russell level-deluxe June 15, 2006

Frank, excellent colors, detail, clarity, lighitng, exposure and composition. #2901708

Tamera S. Phillips July 25, 2006

Congrats on your finalist - beautiful shot. #3076625

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 28, 2006

Stunning night scene, congratulations on your win! #3092734

Dan Walters July 28, 2006

I really like how this turned out. Congratulations on your win! #3093515

Daniel G. Flocke July 28, 2006

Frank - Congratulations on your 2nd Place Winner!!!

~Daniel #3093609

She-She Killough July 28, 2006

Frank, such an amazing shot! Love it! Congratulations!!!

sheesh #3096661

Milan Banik July 29, 2006

excellent win for lovely shot! #3098026

Cathy Barrows July 29, 2006

Congrats on your win...gorgeous...on my list of places to see #3098872

Janine Russell level-deluxe July 30, 2006

Frank, congratulations on your Second Place win. #3103620

Michelle Lea Guinn July 31, 2006

Congrtaulations Frank!!! Still Love it!!! mlg~ #3105572

July 31, 2006

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. #3105599

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 01, 2006

Congrats Frank on your excellent win! Jeff #3110048

Janine Russell level-deluxe August 21, 2006

Frank, congratulations on your POTD. #3191293

Helen N. McHugh August 21, 2006

Congratulations ,Frank, on this excellent shot & your POTD!! #3191344

Bill Houghton August 21, 2006

This is a beautiful shot Frank. Congratulations. #3191476

Terri L. Scribner August 21, 2006

So beautiful! Great shot and congrats on your win and POTD!! #3191632

Joy Rector August 21, 2006

congrats on the POTD #3191661

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 21, 2006

A super potd image, congratulations on your wins! #3191809

Laura Clay-Ballard August 21, 2006

awesome shot! congrats! #3192517

Lindley Johnson level-classic August 21, 2006

Beautifully done, Frank! Congratulations on your POTD. #3192564

August 21, 2006

I agree with Dan C. The moon looks superimposed. Both are nice shots. But together it looks fake. #3192789

Leanne M.E. Boyd August 21, 2006

Congrats on your POTD - excellent image! #3193007

Kevin Wo August 21, 2006

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. #3193174

Frank M. Melchior August 21, 2006

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. #3193794

Mary N C. Taitt August 21, 2006

Congratulations on your lovely winner and POTD! I like it a LOT! Great night cityscape. Mary :-D #3193832

Mary N C. Taitt August 21, 2006

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 #3193842

RC Fritz August 21, 2006

Congratulations on yout POTD, Frank! #3193885

Mary Clarke August 21, 2006

Congratulations on POTD Frank, lovely image #3194058

Kevin Wo August 21, 2006

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. #3194378

August 21, 2006

Wow. Did you use any filters for this shot? #3194420

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic August 21, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful winner and POTD. #3195956

August 22, 2006

I have never heard of enlarging one part of a photo before. Great effect. Congratulations. #3200650

Milan Banik August 23, 2006

Congratulations on POTD Frank #3203946

Lori Carlson August 27, 2006

Congratultions Frank! Striking work!! :0) #3225601

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic August 30, 2006

Congratulations on your 2nd place winner. #3244221

April 21, 2008

Congratulations on an outstanding image! I feel that you presented it very well. Carrol #5822024

Donna R. Moratelli December 28, 2013

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. #10930820

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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.

Uploaded on June 15, 2006

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