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Moonset over FM 529.



As always comments and critiques are welcome.

Tom

Edited by haymest on Mar 06, 2007 at 05:40 AM GMT (Reason: I decided to crop out the road markers.)







Mar 04, 2007 at 03:07 PM
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Great image Tom!


Mar 04, 2007 at 04:21 PM
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Thanks, John.

TH



Mar 04, 2007 at 04:27 PM
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Beautiful shot, Tom! The lighting is absolutely perfect. The tiny little road markers on either side distract me a bit (especially the one on the left) but overall it is a fantastic take on the WA. How did you expose this? I always have trouble getting a shot of the full moon that isn't blown out. Bravo!

All the best,

Endre



Mar 04, 2007 at 05:46 PM
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Thanks, Endre. The short answer to your question is that you can't get a decent night shot without blowing out the moon. Just about every night shot you see of the moon is a double exposure. The same is true of this one.

To get a good exposure of the moon I shot it at 1/125th of a second at f/8 at ISO 100. This basic exposure never really changes no matter what the situation (it's how Ansel Adams calculated the exposure for "Moonrise over Hernandez" without a meter). The road was taken at 20 seconds at f/8. The image is still a bit of a bear in Photoshop because the long exposure of the moon blows it out and I have some problems with flare, which I have had to PhotoShop out. I am not the world's best artist with the cloning tool.

Yes, that is moonlight illuminating the road - there was just a hint of dawn behind me but 99% of the light is coming from the moon.

So now you know my secrets. Don't tell anyone.

Thanks again,

Tom



Mar 04, 2007 at 06:14 PM
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Tom....thanks for sharing your secrets. This is a fabulous shot. Just perfect for the theme.
A finalist for sure!

Patty



Mar 05, 2007 at 06:01 PM
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Wow Tom! I saw that in the thumbnails and liked it already. Good work! You may win one of these yet. ;-)


Mar 05, 2007 at 06:25 PM
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Great image Tom, and thanks for your insights on the creation of it. I may have to try your techniques!

BTW, what's "FM" (FM 529)? All I can think of is Fred Miranda.



Mar 05, 2007 at 06:33 PM
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Thanks, Patty, Brian and Rob. FM stands for Farm and Market (Road) 529.

Tom



Mar 05, 2007 at 08:07 PM
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Very Nice shot Tom. The road exposure is just right.

Al



Mar 06, 2007 at 12:54 AM
 

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Thanks, Al. That was the tricky part and I got a bit lucky.

Tom



Mar 06, 2007 at 02:35 AM
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I thought I sent a reply before oh well. I think this is great ! I have tried many times to pull this off and failed miserably.


Mar 06, 2007 at 06:46 AM
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Great photoshop work


Mar 06, 2007 at 09:52 AM
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Thanks for the nice comments.

Tom



Mar 06, 2007 at 11:29 AM
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Actually, FM is Farm *to* Market Road, i.e. it's the road the farmers (ostensibly) use(d) to bring their goods to the marketplace. ;-) Got any other nits you need picked? :-P

http://www.dot.state.tx.us/services/transportation_planning_and_programming/glossary.htm



Mar 06, 2007 at 05:35 PM
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Thanks for the great tip on the moon. I really appreciate it.

It looks vastly better without the rod markers. Wonderful!

All the best,

Endre

haymest wrote:
Thanks, Endre. The short answer to your question is that you can't get a decent night shot without blowing out the moon. Just about every night shot you see of the moon is a double exposure. The same is true of this one.

To get a good exposure of the moon I shot it at 1/125th of a second at f/8 at ISO 100. This basic exposure never really changes no matter what the situation (it's how Ansel Adams calculated the exposure for "Moonrise over Hernandez" without a meter). The road was taken at 20 seconds at f/8. The image is
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Mar 07, 2007 at 04:38 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion about the road markers, Endre. I was torn between losing some of the vista suggested by the wider view and obvious distraction of the road markers. In the end, you tipped me toward the crop and I think the picture is better for it.

Thanks again,

Tom



Mar 07, 2007 at 11:29 AM
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Good shot!...I really like this one!


Mar 07, 2007 at 05:52 PM
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Thanks, Jim.

Tom



Mar 07, 2007 at 06:20 PM
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put the original back up, please, so we can compare the two. ;-)


Mar 07, 2007 at 11:33 PM
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