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Moonlight Sonata
kirbic


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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Challenge Photos
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Location: Superstition Mountains, Arizona
Date: Mar 16, 2005
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 30 seconds
Galleries: Landscape, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2006

Superstition Mountains by moonlight, March '05. Yes, this was taken the same evening as my previous "Sonoran Starlight" submission. I couldn't resist submiting this for "Best of 2005," even though I tried valiantly to find something different, LOL.

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 833
Avg (all users): 6.9732
Avg (commenters): 8.4130
Avg (participants): 6.9053
Avg (non-participants): 7.2500
Views since voting: 3953
Views during voting: 631
Votes: 447
Comments: 56
Favorites: 12 (view)


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11/21/2006 10:40:57 PM
Oh, yes. I remember this shot (and the other one too, although for some reason I didn't vote on that one).

Just splendid work. This lens is a keeper for sure.
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02/06/2006 07:53:17 PM
great colors and very adventurous
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02/01/2006 04:54:27 PM
fantastic, one of the best star shot I ever seen
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02/01/2006 03:40:56 AM
Congratulations on your great image and placement in this challenge. Just goes to show that Arizona is a great place to take pictures. You notice that Tina Faust was hot on your heels with her Antelope Canyon image?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 11:04:32 PM
One of the best of the challenge. Well done.
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01/31/2006 10:16:35 PM
Oh this is simply amazing, what an incredible shot! I'm amazed at the tones you've captured here. 10 from me and I have to add this to my favs!
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01/31/2006 02:32:47 PM
How did you keep from getting light trails on the starts? Very nice.
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01/31/2006 11:58:35 AM
this is lovely - wonderful capture - great colors - nice work :)
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01/30/2006 05:05:52 PM
That is so cool!!! 10....
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01/29/2006 11:06:28 PM
nice long exposure, I like this, light ok, blacks need work but not disturbingly, whites just in, great texture, great dof, excellent flow, excellent comp, overall have a print available
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01/29/2006 10:50:10 PM
Well done!
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01/29/2006 04:25:59 PM
Wow - what a beautiful image. Surely a top contender. [10]
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01/28/2006 10:56:41 PM
Shots like this make me crazy. Can such talent really exist? Can you really capture a shot like this? Yes you can. I'm guessing this was moonlit, and I'm suspicious that I know the photographer too. Whatever, this is a stunner. One of my few 10s for this challenge. I'll be looking this one up right after voting ends - if it's not already on the front page, of course...
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01/28/2006 11:21:45 AM
The contrast of the stars and the colors of the flowers is amazing. Very well done.
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01/27/2006 10:06:29 AM
A DPC fave...my guess is a Top 30 spot or better. Good Luck!
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01/27/2006 01:22:50 AM
Oh wow, this is refeshing. This is a gorgeous image, love how many stars can bee seen. Why is it called Moonlight Sonata (beside being a song) when there is no moon in the shot. Why not Starlight Sonata?
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01/26/2006 11:28:43 PM
gorgeous exposure of the night sky, how did you do it?
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01/26/2006 07:56:23 AM
This is magical.....
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01/25/2006 02:31:09 PM
Very, very nice. Beautiful colours.
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01/24/2006 11:46:41 PM
Wow!
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01/24/2006 04:48:55 PM
Awesome sky!
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01/24/2006 03:26:48 PM
Nice, a bit grainy and too dark.
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01/23/2006 07:24:27 AM
looks Skiprow-esque. Amazing to behold
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01/22/2006 07:41:21 PM
This is beautiful! Excellent shot.
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01/22/2006 05:44:27 PM
perfect match of sky/land.
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01/21/2006 08:17:58 PM
I really like this picture! Stunning good work!
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01/21/2006 06:00:06 PM
WOW!
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01/21/2006 03:35:31 PM
beautiful picture, love the sky.
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01/21/2006 03:17:33 PM
Great photographic skills displayed here. Kudos to you.
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01/21/2006 02:56:16 PM
Really nice shot! The halo around the rocks looks a little distracting in my opinion but still the shot is great. 9
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01/20/2006 11:19:08 PM
Very nice, well done
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01/20/2006 08:00:53 PM
I hope this is offered as a print!
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01/20/2006 04:09:05 PM
nice stars...7
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01/20/2006 08:28:04 AM
Wow, Absolutely beautiful. Love the lone saguaros and desert flowers.
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01/19/2006 07:54:01 PM
I'll be fascinated to see the technical information on this image eventually. Lovely lighting, and no apparent movement in the stars.
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01/19/2006 10:23:40 AM
Beautiful capture of a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing!
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01/19/2006 10:01:35 AM
What an excellent shot. Really like the lighting effect on various parts of the image, especially the wild flowers in foreground. Good job and Good Luck!
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01/19/2006 08:00:46 AM
Like in a walt disney fairytale... Well done long expousure...
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01/19/2006 07:42:57 AM
Awesome shot!
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01/19/2006 03:35:04 AM
Wow! Really nicely done! I appreciate the technical superiority of this photography - and hope that other voters will realize how difficult it is to create such a shot. Good luck!
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01/19/2006 02:30:59 AM
Wonderful.
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01/18/2006 10:57:15 PM
Great title for a wonderful picture.
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01/18/2006 06:38:39 PM
Great job!!! 10
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01/18/2006 08:42:57 AM
Great color cast on the rocks, I really like it!
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01/18/2006 01:49:25 AM
10 from me...good luck!

adding to favorites!
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01/17/2006 09:04:06 PM
Nice job. Just the right amount of light.
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01/17/2006 07:58:57 PM
Nice but the landscape is a bit too dark for my taste but I have done this so I know you have to stay within 2 minutes to "freeze" the stars but still, that is my opinion. Still very nice though, don´t get me wrong, I would have been proud to have taken this myself.
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01/17/2006 01:57:27 PM
Ansel Adams as we as Beethoven would marvel at this one. BOL
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01/17/2006 01:09:48 PM
Beautiful. You've captured the essence of the night.
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01/17/2006 09:32:47 AM
Unbelievable. This is an amazing shot.

How did you pull this one off? What kind of post-processing did you hit this with? I am very, very impressed.
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01/16/2006 08:46:36 PM
And a sky full of stars....this photo is breathtaking. Love the rich deep hues seen in the sky, the craggy mountains, and the foreground with beautiful floral ground cover. This is the sort of composition that draws one into the beauty of the scene such that we take a seat and just gaze upon the scenery.
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01/16/2006 06:46:33 PM
Exquisite! 9
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01/16/2006 06:22:26 PM
I had to wait to look at this shot until it was dark enough in my room that it showed up on the monitor! :)

Beautiful desert nightscape. It makes me homesick.
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01/16/2006 04:38:22 PM
Oh my!!! Isn't that absolutely spectacular! What can I say. Congratulations on a masterpiece! 10
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01/16/2006 12:34:06 PM
A bit lighter with more detail would be plus ! 6
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01/16/2006 01:42:59 AM
I like it. Great mood here!
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