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Moon Over Jefferson
levyj413


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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-07 (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Best
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Arlington, VA
Date: Jul 31, 2007
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4s
Galleries: Architecture, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2007

The night of July 31, I went out just to practice for when the moon was going to rise over the U.S. Capitol a couple of nights later.

I already had my Free Study entry ready, so this was just going to be a night to play around.

Then the moon came up over the Jefferson Memorial, sending me scrambling up a hill to get into position; the moon moves pretty fast, so running was necessary.

I wrote up how to do this shot for a How'd They Do That? tutorial.

Post-challenge: hooray! This image and the Triumph challenge that also ended tonight cap the first time I've ever scored over 6 three times in a row. :)

Statistics
Place: 78 out of 651
Avg (all users): 6.3438
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.3592
Avg (non-participants): 6.2800
Views since voting: 2947
Views during voting: 207
Votes: 128
Comments: 20
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/15/2007 09:58:26 AM
Jeffrey, congrats on this fine image. I can see how folks would think this was photoshopped. excellent example of how knowledge about your equipment can affect the look of the photo.
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08/11/2007 03:08:33 PM
Nice finish, Jeffrey! Another 6+ for you! And look at those three faves...
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08/08/2007 10:32:21 AM
Nice capture of the orange moon...great idea.
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08/08/2007 09:41:54 AM
Thanks for a really detailed explanation of what you did. The shot makes it look like the moon is right there, sharing the same air space. Very cool photo.
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08/08/2007 09:35:47 AM
Awesome double exposure! I'm really impressed. Thanks for the great description too Jeffrey. Should have placed higher for the effort.
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08/08/2007 08:17:35 AM
What a magnificent image! I'm impressed with your dogged determination on getting this shot. Congrats.
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08/08/2007 01:22:32 AM
I'm gonna have to play around with this some. Though I don't have anywhere close to the amount of zoom I would need to pull it off as well. I still wonder why you didn't pre-submit the validation rather than waiting for it to happen when you posted the picture. I'm betting that would have helped the score a good bit. I've noticed that people vote down a suspected fake even if they submit it for validation.
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08/08/2007 01:14:47 AM
Quite a feat!!! Thank you for sharing your technique, I learned a lot. I just can't believe the size of the moon relative to the memorial. I've never seen anything like this.
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08/08/2007 01:04:02 AM
Thanks for posting how you did this. I'm going to have to try it sometime. And great shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2007 11:09:28 PM
You gotta PM me with how you are able to get that moon in focus with detail. All I ever get is chunks of light that turn out to look like nothing. I want the detail that you have here. 7
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08/06/2007 10:10:06 PM
I wonder if this is Levy's picture, ha ha, I can see why people wondered. My Guess this could be a long time Exposure shot you could have shot one, switched to a different zoom setting and uncovered the lens. Just like the shot of the Jefferson and two Washington Memorials that was talked about in a tutorial.

Heck if atmospherics are just right you can get this effect close to the horizon. without any camera games!
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08/06/2007 03:03:11 PM
Congrats on the validation and the fav! :D It's a very cool shot. Did you use a split-field filter or a very long lens? I remember you asking about how to accomplish this in a thread not so long ago and can't remember all of the details. Good luck! :)
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08/05/2007 10:32:10 AM
Wow, that is a huge moon - was this done on one shot?
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08/05/2007 07:46:29 AM
that is an amazing moon of the monument
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08/02/2007 11:01:19 PM
How did you get such a large moon as compared to the building? Good job.
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08/02/2007 11:31:30 AM
This is truly amazng! Congratulations!
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08/02/2007 01:33:06 AM
Very nice! the moon looks so big. reminds me of Bruce Almighty! did you pull the moon down to make it look good in your photograph? great detail in the moon as well. 8
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08/01/2007 07:30:36 PM
You're going to have to tell me how you got such a clear shot of the moon! Obviously enlarged, but my moon shots are crap in comparison. Good job! 8
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08/01/2007 01:40:09 AM
Holy Moly.
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08/01/2007 12:06:25 AM
Is this you Jeffrey? Sweeeeeet!
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