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LPM feature: Juniper Moon
« on: September 01, 2022, 11:09:28 am »

A shot I took a few years ago was put in the "Wall of Fame" section of this month's Landscape Photography Magazine. I added it to their Flickr group and that counts as a submission.
I had a different image in mind when I went out that evening but found this tree as I was finding my spot for moonrise at our local recreation area, Hartman Rocks. After shooting the moon closer to the mountains from a higher point I got down into a little ravine to get the angle right for this alignment. I had to back into some brush and contort a little to line it up. I wanted to focus stack this but the moon was moving too quickly to do it with my old manual focus lens (that incidentally went out of production when I was in 7th grade).
Despite the softness of the background I liked how the shot came out and I'm apparently not the only one. Always fun to see my efforts get appreciated out there!

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Re: LPM feature: Juniper Moon
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2022, 05:49:18 am »

Superb and unique… What a stunning shot. Great story also.
Bravo, Matt.
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Re: LPM feature: Juniper Moon
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2022, 11:38:27 am »

Great shot, saw it in this month's issue of the LPM.

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Re: LPM feature: Juniper Moon
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2022, 01:24:02 pm »

Superb and unique… What a stunning shot. Great story also.
Bravo, Matt.
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Re: LPM feature: Juniper Moon
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2022, 05:29:54 am »

Beautiful. The background softness doesn't matter, probably even adds to the image by signaling depth. Only nit I have is the fringing around the moon. (Quick fix: make a new layer, add Gaussian Blur (~5 px or experiment with it), set the layer blend mode to Colour.)

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Re: LPM feature: Juniper Moon
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2022, 06:27:32 am »

Were Luna and Frida present for the making of this wonderful photo?

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Re: LPM feature: Juniper Moon
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2022, 04:05:31 pm »

Yup, that's a doozy  :)

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Re: LPM feature: Juniper Moon
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2022, 07:18:24 pm »

Stunning!!!
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Re: LPM feature: Juniper Moon
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2022, 01:55:05 pm »

Congratulations, Matt. It is a really excellent capture.
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Re: LPM feature: Juniper Moon
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2022, 04:19:13 pm »

Were Luna and Frida present for the making of this wonderful photo?

Peter

I think Luna was but Frida generally stays close to home. :)

Thanks everyone  for all the comments!

Rajan, I'll check that technique out.
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