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Leonid Morning Moonset
Leonid Morning Moonset
LindaLee


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Challenge: Photojournalism (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Culpeper County, VA, USA
Date: Nov 19, 2002
Aperture: f2.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2002

Taken a few miles from my home in Culpeper County,Virginia, USA, on the morning of November 19, during the Leonid meteor shower.

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 147
Avg (all users): 6.2924
Avg (commenters): 7.5600
Avg (participants): 6.1165
Avg (non-participants): 6.3966
Views since voting: 1576
Votes: 277
Comments: 27
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12/03/2002 04:59:00 PM
I gave this picture a 7 originally - now I am back for a second look from the critique club.

At first glance the photo is bottom heavy. All that black foreground does not balance well with the lovely sky. But the sky part is extraordinary. First for it's blueness, what a gorgeous blue. Second for it's streaks of light and dots of stars. The way the light shapes match the tree shapes at the left should be emphasized. What if yu crop a bit from the bottom and take off the far right tree? That would leave three tree shapes and three light shapes descending from left to right? Too symetrical? Okay, maybe. But it's a way to get rid of some black and focus on the contrast between the delicate lace of the trees and the smooth smears of the clouds. That texture contrast is so nice.

I think the cropping is my only complaint here. Technically it is beautiful, exposure and all that. I hope it wan't as cold at your house as it was at mine. The way you have this shot framed, it doesn't have a compositional focus or direction. It could be more dynamic by either emphasizing where the rays of light are coming from. or where they are going to. try a tighter crop. It is almost a stunning picture, well it IS a stunning picture but it is almost a winning one.
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12/02/2002 02:49:00 PM
WOW!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2002 11:31:00 PM
I love the way the trees are framed. Each individual branch is sharp and clear. This is a fabulous photograph and a fine entry to the challenge. A+ color. muckpond
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11/30/2002 05:32:00 PM
Interesting sky shot. Not sure if these kind of shots are really photo journalism. But I guess so, if the science sense. Good shot for science mag.
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11/30/2002 04:51:00 PM
excellent capture makes for an excelent composition(10)
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11/29/2002 05:01:00 AM
nice shot,if you just caught one Leonid....
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11/29/2002 01:02:00 AM
Beautiful pic. You really captured the moment. Good job!
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11/29/2002 12:42:00 AM
Very nice!
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11/28/2002 08:30:00 PM
Beautiful picture but too much dark space on the bottom. The sky is beautiful and the pic needs more of it. Otherwise, great shot. PTL7
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11/28/2002 11:27:00 AM
Very nice picture and colors! I would've cropped a little more from the bottom and show a little more sky.
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11/27/2002 07:47:00 PM
fabulous! just beautiful! love it so much!
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11/27/2002 06:42:00 AM
Beautiful. :) Kaz
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11/26/2002 08:48:00 PM
Very beautiful, the detail of the sky is superb. My only thought is that the bottom few cms could be cropped off.
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11/26/2002 06:47:00 PM
I absolutely love this picture! It's so beautiful! Well done!
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11/26/2002 09:09:00 AM
Would have been nice to see more sky.
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11/26/2002 04:01:00 AM
Nice Color too bad no Meteor. Tell me about it I shot 600 photos that night and only had one semi decent photo. Extra point for effort because I know how hard it was.
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11/26/2002 01:04:00 AM
Fantastic!
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11/25/2002 09:04:00 PM
This is a stunning photograph. It would befit by croppin the bottom a bit.
I would love to hear about how you created this picture. 9 JEM
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11/25/2002 07:55:00 PM
I was out that morning too. Looks like about 30 seconds or so. more sky would be better as the black is too much.
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11/25/2002 07:26:00 PM
This looks pretty similar to my efforts at photographing the meteor storm. I didnít catch a single one bit I got a lot of cool pictures similar to this one. My only suggestion would be to include a little more sky.

Greg
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11/25/2002 07:04:00 PM
Stunning picture, the aura of light along the tree line really gives the photo a magical feel. I can easily see how this could be on the front page of 'Astronomy' or 'Sky and Telescope' magazine. There is a little noise in the sky, but for a night shot at a high ISO (I'm assuming), very nice.
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11/25/2002 06:06:00 PM
Beautiful sky
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11/25/2002 12:56:00 PM
Really nice. I wonder if the sky would look more impressive if you left out the dark foreground and tilted up a bit.
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11/25/2002 11:59:00 AM
This photo is breathtaking! The blue you captured is just awesome! Great work!
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11/25/2002 11:09:00 AM
Very nice picture for the front page. Vote 7 Sonifo
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11/25/2002 01:04:00 AM
great photo, but without a meteor streaking across the sky, it doesn't match the headline or meet the challenge in my opinion... which means I could be wrong.. lol
~anachronite
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11/25/2002 12:37:00 AM
Beautiful color, did you try moving the horizon down a bit? DPz
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