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Registered: February 2009
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As I set up to take the first picture of the day on the walkway to the beach, this couple walked up and scared me. Note to self: be aware of your surroundings. They apologized profusely for scaring me then proceeded down to the beach with their folding chairs and morning drinks-- it didn't look like coffee! If either of us had a pen and paper, I'd have asked them for an e-mail address so I could send them this picture.

It did start off in portrait orientation, but there was a lot of wasted foreground. I cropped from the bottom, then from the top, then settled on this completely reconstructed composition. I also did several adjustments to make the elements I wanted in the frame show up properly. It doesn't have a realistic look but does convey what I intended, down to the size of humans in the overall framework of the world before us.
· Date: Mon May 30, 2011 · Views: 461 · Tags: 4 ·
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State / County / Area Image Taken: South Carolina/Cherry Grove
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Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Mon May 30, 2011 8:12pm

The Photograqphy Gods certainly were smiling on your shoot at the beech. To have the silhouette of the couple with the water and clouds silhouetted against the orange sky is one thing but to have that moon perfectly centered over the whole vista....WOW! Hope you meet up with that couple again to show them your work....that's definitely a prize capture.

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,730
Mon May 30, 2011 9:00pm

The image is real but it does have an almost alien world feel to it... I think it is probably because most of us never get to see a pre-sunrise view such as this. I like the sense of vastness in the image created by the sky and the small silhouetted couple, the colors in the morning sky with the lightness of the moon further enhancing that coloring and the sense of peacefulness that is evoked in the setting.


Registered: August 2010
Posts: 59
Mon May 30, 2011 9:23pm

Beautiful capture and well titled. Love the audience and that wide open sky to include the Moon. Well done Steve.
Tue May 31, 2011 12:02am

Great job, Steve. Love the photo.

Registered: January 2010
Posts: 445
Tue May 31, 2011 12:13am

What does photography mean? I've been thinking about that too but a glimpse of the beauty we see around us is enough, this is glorious altho, and I feel bad about altho-ing something as good as this, a crop to make the couple and the moon lest centered would be my temptation.
Phil Bolton

Registered: March 2011
Tue May 31, 2011 11:29pm

Very nice image, the sky is so vast it almost goes off the top of the page, but what a lovely colour as it fades into the moon so high above. The two people were lucky to see such a creation and would be honoured to receive the picture if you ever found them.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 183
Wed June 1, 2011 1:06pm

Earth, moon and the tiny humans in the immense scheme of things.
Well composed. Stunning with that moon in the morning sky.

Registered: August 2009
Thu June 2, 2011 2:03pm

Nothing wrong for me in this fantastic pic. I`ve just sat back and looked and looked at his pic. It`s just fantastic for me! Very well done.....Charlie.

Registered: August 2010
Posts: 1,105
Sat June 4, 2011 6:41pm

I have been back to this picture several times; it is very beautiful, but has an 'end of the world' look to me; maybe that's the way the world will end, not with a bang, or a whimper, but with a glorious sunset.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,850
Sun June 5, 2011 4:29am

A stunner Steve, I would be proud to own this one, nicely done,

Registered: December 2010
Posts: 4
Mon June 6, 2011 1:57am

Absolutely Spectacular!!!

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