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Dennisheckman


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Challenge: Shoot the Moon (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4 IS II USM
Location: Lakewood CO
Date: Nov 14, 2016
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 800
Shutter: 0.7
Date Uploaded: Nov 13, 2016


I did not want to miss the opportunity to "Shoot the Moon" since this event was so historic. I have PhotoPills on my iPhone which I used to find the best place to shoot from so the moon would rise over the city of Denver. The ap was incredibly helpful and I was able to set up in a perfect location that was not difficult to make happen. I even went out in the afternoon to verify the location so I could find it easily in the dark. It turned out there were 5 other photographers that showed up in the same vicinity for this event. Pretty cool. So everything went well except for a thick layer of clouds on the horizon that kept us from actually seeing the moon until it rose above them. I admit, this version is dramatic, but I wanted a clear shot of the moon rising directly over downtown Denver. I'll keep using that ap to help me find new and exciting locations for this sort of photography.

Appreciate the votes and comments, let's keep DPC going!

Sorry to see the Blue Ribbon winner DQ'd. That is never fun.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 57
Avg (all users): 6.8689
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.7778
Avg (non-participants): 6.9412
Views since voting: 854
Views during voting: 131
Votes: 61
Comments: 17
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12/05/2016 03:55:09 AM
This is nothing short of amazing, Dennis! Well deserved finish.
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11/30/2016 11:39:15 PM
Wonderful shot! It is amazing how clear and vibrant the city looks, great work!!
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11/30/2016 10:08:35 PM
Originally posted by Neat:

And now you did win!!


Yea! But I never like to advance based on a DQ.
11/30/2016 08:37:26 PM
And now you did win!!
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11/30/2016 05:15:46 PM
Gorgeous image Dennis. I think the cloud cover adds some contrast to the image which is more interesting. Congrats on the ribbon.
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11/30/2016 12:36:42 PM
Congratulations on the blue Dennis! I had a cloudy night too, but mine didn't turn out quit this great :)
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11/30/2016 12:35:38 PM
Congrats Dennis. A gorgeous image.
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11/30/2016 11:55:06 AM
Congrats on your BLUE!

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11/30/2016 11:21:55 AM
Now, a blue ribbon. Well deserved! Congratulations!
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11/30/2016 07:37:32 AM
Congratulations on the Red Ribbon. Really great composition over Denver cityscape with moon rise above. Magnificent cityscape in its own right. Moon still effective from behind the clouds.
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11/30/2016 02:10:13 AM
Three 3's sigh!!!

At least you got a red, congratulations!
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11/30/2016 12:38:00 AM
Congrats Dennis! It wouldn't be that interesting with a clear view on the moon and the city is great!
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11/30/2016 12:13:10 AM
congratulations Dennis! this is such a great shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/27/2016 11:25:50 PM
Very artfully created. I love this photo. The lights truly compliment the Super Moon.10
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11/24/2016 10:43:36 AM
7 from me (earlier). THis is lovely and interesting with the city included.
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11/23/2016 06:34:03 PM
…different planet
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11/23/2016 12:25:14 AM
Supreme shot! The winner.
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