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Brentor Moonset by Alex37 Brentor Moonset by Alex37
I borrowed *sassaputzins lens to shoot the moon last month but unfortunately, whilst the conditions were good, clouds on the horizon ended any hope of the shot I had planned.

The moon is not 'big' here, I have simply zoomed in on it. The church is far away and hence small. The size of the church relative to the moon makes the moon look bigger.
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NudeCreationsDotCom Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic! Absolutely breathtaking! Also, check out my superzoom lunar photography at bit.ly/LunarPhotos and JTK.CA
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
I think you should shoot more night stuff. One of my all time favourites of yours is the moon rising over the countryside. The day I can execute a similar shot I will be happy! This is very nice too. What telephoto did you use on the 5D?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
These shots are incredibly difficult to execute for a whole host of reasons Drew! I would do it more if I could but most of all we just dont get the weather here. I think this was Steves Sigma 200-300 with a 1.4 converter, something like that anyway
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ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, my God! If I saw that myself I would die because of heart attack - so beautiful it is. But you was able to make an awesome shot out of it. Man you are so cool! :D And without joking - very beautiful photo! :)
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DunkleMaterie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Funny - I bet that I never set foot there but this castle appears somehow familiar to me. :|
Beautiful shoot. You said you zoomed the moon in. But how and with wich program?? :3
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
With a camera lens, not on the computer! Its shot with a telephoto on a crop sensor camera. Thanks :)
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rowan55 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Stunning! I've just moved to that area so will be out there trying to get a photo half as good as this one ;)
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rowan55 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Stunning! I've just moved to that area so will be out there trying to get a photo half as good as yours ;)
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aguslm Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
wow !

great work! love it
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NoeliaRaincloud Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011   General Artist
amazing capture, love the moon!
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CoffeeBubble Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
*makes a very prolonged 'wow'*
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WCSallySally Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Someone mentioned Lord of the Rings .. this looks a bit like the place where Frodo caught the blade in the shoulder and had to take the ride with the Elvin Princess. Of course with a moon like this who would have needed a fire? They might of slipped by.
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MrMahoo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Amazing shot, wow!
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mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is so spectacular! Beautiful work:heart:
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot
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MsCrys Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Regardless, it's still a gorgeous capture. I especially enjoy the clouds that are lit up by the moon.
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DNAA558 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Student General Artist
WOW!
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oro-elui Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
enchanting, mystical and very unique!
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seraphRo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
great work mate! love the composition!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you mate
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seraphRo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
you-re most welcome :handshake:
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GMCPhotographics Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
Stunning work bud!
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sumajarong Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
Beautiful shot!.....Nong
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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ogiedomane Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
featured [link]
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justeline Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
make me wanna start howling fr some reason :blush:
I really hope I don't start growing hairs all over me, that would be most unbecoming for sure :fear:
Sorry for the silly bit, I love it Alex!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
definitely dont sprout hairs :P
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simon0108 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
nice =)
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Everything works but I'm just unsure about whatever that is on the hill. Bit ugly in my opinion.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you're a bit ugly in my opinion
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
I :heart: you too babe.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:boogie:
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Yerfdog5 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I wondered how it was done, as I see so many times images with giant moons. I do how the moon varies with the time of year & month but cannot fathom where in the world you need to be to get great moon shots without simply using a telephoto lens. Anyway great shot - well done.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
THanks a lot
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lilburi4ever Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW...O.O
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Setsuna03 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
I love how bright the moon is and the colors that it leaves on the edges of the clouds. I think this is quite well-put-together.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks :)
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lakemans Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
May benefit from slightly more land in the frame...?
Especially to the left of the crop.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
well I cropped out a house at the bottom, so no more below. As for the left and right, they are both a bit tight, but I suppose I just wanted a big moon :)
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StarTyger Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
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I assume you used a tripod.
Is this effect sometimes referred to as "foreshortening" :?
I never used telephoto lenses much.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
well that depends on whether you think the moon looks closer to the church than it actually is (in depth terms) but really I dont think this shot displays that. Foreshortening or compression refers to the suggestion of reduced depth due to the subjects distance and the use of a telephoto lens, so for example distant hilltops might look close together when they are separated by many miles. This is really just a shot of a scene 'zoomed in' with a very distant very small subject (the church) making the moon appear very large.

Alex
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multix Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice work, Alex! I like the pictorial rendition of the dawn colors and the halo around the moon.
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010   General Artist
looks great!
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful capture
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b-photo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
wow !
really...
WOW !
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
THank you
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Greg-McKinnon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010   Photographer
I can't really think of anything original to say, but it's a beautiful shot :)

Out of curiosity, what shutter speeds do you find you can get away with shooting the moon? I've only tried a couple of half hearted attempts but every time the moons ended up a blur.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, to be honest I havent thought about what specific shutter speeds I am using, but I do shoot at ISO400 if necessary :)

Alex
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ancoben Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Lovely capture
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Andyw01 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Awesome shot ALEX...WELCOME BACK.
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Canon EOS 5D
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3/1 second
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F/13.0
Focal Length
386 mm
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400
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Jan 30, 2010, 8:29:17 AM
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