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Round as the moon
Round as the moon

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Challenge: Shapes (Advanced Editing I*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: NJ
Date: Dec 1, 2003
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Sky, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 5, 2003

This photo was taken with my camera and a Apogee Widestar 127 telescope. There was no aperture recorded.

Place: 69 out of 125
Avg (all users): 5.4545
Avg (commenters): 7.2727
Avg (participants): 5.1605
Avg (non-participants): 5.8387
Views since voting: 987
Votes: 143
Comments: 13
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06/09/2004 07:03:42 AM
This is a lovely shot - so clear. One thing I would do though is reduce the halos of colour. I often do the following (in PhotoShop) to eliminate this without converting to mono:
Convert image to Lab colour [under 'Mode']
Got to Channels and click on the 'a' channel - apply a guassian blur to almost obliterate the definition
Do the smae with channel 'b'
Apply a light Sharpen or Unshapr Mask to the 'Lighten' channel
Convert back to RGB

- voila!

12/19/2003 10:27:14 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club: This image certainly meets the challenge as closely as one could - the shape is the focal point of the image. That being said, there are a couple of issues which stand out for me. The fringing around the edge and the slight blur. I believe the blur is due to the magnification and certainly there is clarity and great detail around the craters and at the edge of darkness. The fringing might have been addressed (since the editing rules have been relaxed) by desaturating. One further question for me is the tightness of the crop - I am sure you put a lot of thought into this crop but I wonder what it would have been like to give the moon a little more space in which to hang. Thanks for the image, it is a wonderful moon shot and as such deserves to be recognized.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/14/2003 09:49:01 PM
Great Detail on your mon shot-- edges are chromatic, but good close shot
12/11/2003 12:40:18 PM
Nice capture with good detail. If you had desaturated, you may have lost the colour fringing. The moon is virtually colourless as far as i`m aware. Good luck. 9
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12/10/2003 03:48:50 PM
Nice moon. I kinda wish you hadn't cropped the implied dark side out. The tonal range is very nice here--especiallywhere the shadow begins.
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12/09/2003 11:31:48 PM
wow..... how did you do that?
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12/09/2003 10:16:20 PM
wow! the only thing i can find is a very slight blue line on the outline of the right of the moon. good clarity of the surface
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12/09/2003 07:14:19 PM
I love the moon and you've done well here. I would have desaturated the blue/cyan in your image though as the halo around it is distracting. You could have made it mono too.

Great to see it so close up.
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12/08/2003 04:29:07 PM
Awesome details!
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12/08/2003 02:48:55 PM
Great telescopic shot. What is the blue fringing along the lighted side of the moon?
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12/08/2003 07:37:34 AM
stunning , but then again i am loony about lunar 9, the more i look the more i like forget the 9 - 10
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12/08/2003 02:09:32 AM
Little blurry, but considering the magnification that is not at all surprising. Excellent shot. Am looking forward to hopefully seeing what lens you used.
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12/08/2003 01:00:04 AM
the blue fringing is hurting this image. the photoshop rules are lifted. perhaps you could have fixed this with the clone or some simple painting? i like the size of the moon and the composition. great detail with the craters!
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