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Challenge: Postage Stamp (Expert Editing*)
Collection: 2013 Challenge shots
Date: Sep 19, 2013
Date Uploaded: Sep 19, 2013

[Sep. 26th, 2013 10:51:39 PM]

So -- there are textures on this, obviously, but otherwise it's just advanced editing. The moon is really there and that size.

I'm in the Williamsburg photography group, but I get meetup info from all over the area, and I saw this notice:

"For anyone that has not had their fill of Yorktown Beach events, here is another.

On Thursday, Sept. 19th, there is a full moon at 7:13AM. Unfortunately, this is after it has already set. On a positive note, it rises again 7:08PM and while it may not be full, it will be very close. As of right now, the weather looks good, 82 degrees with scattered clouds. If not too thick, I think clouds can really enhance a moon photo. In my humble opinion of course. :)

I plan on going up there to try and capture the moon rising on the horizon. If I get lucky, I can get the schooner returning from it's sunset cruise in the picture. If I get REALLY lucky, I will be able to get the silhouette of the schooner or a sailboat in front of the moon. Too optimistic?"

So, I waited... with a slew of other photographers. And the moon rose. And it did really cool things over the water!! It stretched, and was really quite funky.

Anyway, the schooner got closer and closer, and we kept saying "go! go! go!!", and luckily there was still part of the ship that went in front of the moon. I was worried that it would miss it completely!

It'd post the original, and funky shapes that the moon took on while rising, but I'm in Vermont with ja-9!

Thanks for the votes and comments!!

oh -- I had a version with a stamp edge -- but I thought it really detracted, so I put it in this way. After all, I haven't seen perforated stamps in years! :)

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Place: 12 out of 32
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10/10/2013 07:31:39 AM
One of my favourite pictures in this challenge, wendy ! I really like the colors, the composition and the editing.
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09/27/2013 04:13:37 AM
I gave it a 9, despite the lack of perforated edges. ;-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/26/2013 04:29:58 PM
Lovely (painted) image. Only thing I miss is the postal value/class, but still a nice design.
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09/26/2013 02:39:05 PM
Beautiful. The painting effect is nice.
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09/23/2013 09:06:31 AM
Pretty cool. Nicely done.
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09/22/2013 12:11:30 AM
i like the idea and textures but i think the moon is throwing it off a little...still cool
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09/21/2013 10:49:06 AM
It's wonderful - for me it would have been AMAZING if it looked more like a stamp
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09/20/2013 04:59:28 PM
Nice presentation, but I don't get a postage stamp feeling from it.
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