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    By the Light of the Silvery Moon

    A bit of a "concept" shot - just wondering what you all think of it (if you think it sucks it's OK to say that too!).


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    Come off it, Colin. I know what you are up to here - it's a Rorschach ink-block test. OK, I'll humour you - I see a teddy bear on the left and a sea horse on the right. Does that mean I'm sane? If so, it means you got it wrong, again.

    BTW, I like the shot. Very unusual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    Come off it, Colin. I know what you are up to here - it's a Rorschach ink-block test. OK, I'll humour you - I see a teddy bear on the left and a sea urchin on the right. Does that mean I'm sane? If so, it means you got it wrong, again.

    BTW, I like the shot. Very unusual.
    Hi Rob,

    It was a "by product" of a shoot I did a while ago ... the moon was rising and the wind was blowing the clouds along at a fair rate of knots ... so I wondered how it'd look framed between the two trees.

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    An edit for you, as you did one of mine yesterday.

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    Re: By the Light of the Silvery Moon

    Hi Colin,

    I like the colour and mood. Just interested in the wind blowing the clouds but the trees appear still.

    Good shot.

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    Re: By the Light of the Silvery Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Ryan View Post
    Hi Colin,

    I like the colour and mood. Just interested in the wind blowing the clouds but the trees appear still.

    Good shot.
    It's not that unusual here Peter, nor is having the clouds going a different direction to the 'ground wind' blowing the trees. But knowing him, perhaps Colin did the trees from one exposure of many which he merged for the sky.

    Come on Colin, 'spill the beans', tell all ...

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    Re: By the Light of the Silvery Moon

    Hi Rob,

    I agree with your analysis of the ink blobs
    Nice workover too.

    Colin,

    Yes, I like.

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    Re: By the Light of the Silvery Moon

    Not so keen on that one. After looking for a while and trying to figure out why, what I end up with is the sense that because the moonlight is not having such an impact on the clouds at the left-hand edge (to the left of Rob's teddy bear - it must definitely be the medication he's on) and is not illuminating the strip of darker cloud between the two trees, what is created, at least in my tiny mind, is an idea that an unwanted halo effect is present.

    I know it's not a post-processing artifact. It's about how far the reach of the moonlight extends. But it's how my brain is processing the information (maybe I just need some of Rob's pills).

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    maybe I just need some of Rob's pills[/I]).
    Only if you want to see conversations between teddies and sea horses.

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    I do like the lighting but the main problem for me is that there is no focal point so even as an abstract it does not quite work. My eyes have no settling point because the two trees are in conflict for my attention. If the moon were higher between the two trees it would have made a more compositionally balanced image (but then you would not have the same lighting effect). It is an unusual image and I find it difficult to dismiss it. I have to keep going back to make sure I haven't missed something.

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    Thanks Steve,

    Perhaps we can enjoy it for it's mirror symmetry

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    You can't say fairer than that

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    Re: By the Light of the Silvery Moon

    Are mere mortals allowed to criticise an Administrator on this forum? Whatever next.

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    Are mere mortals allowed to criticise an Administrator on this forum? Whatever next.
    Absolutely. In fact it's obligatory to criticise them more than anyone else!

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    Absolutely. In fact it's obligatory to criticise them more than anyone else!
    Well that's a relief!!

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    Absolutely. In fact it's obligatory to criticise them more than anyone else!
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    Are mere mortals allowed to criticise an Administrator on this forum? Whatever next.
    Tautological statement, I'm afraid. Mortals are always 'mere'.

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