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Winter Moon

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 9 December 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

There is a time once a month when the Moon and Sun play hide and seek at the beginning and end of the day. This is the best time to attempt to capture the moon and foreground elements with some light and detail. This is a winter morning this week at first light. The colored magenta wedge is clearly visible that separates night from day and the sky is beginning to show the dawns first light - this allows for an exposure that can capture some light on the foreground elements - the sunrise is to my back and the moon is setting to the west.

NIKON D3 1/8 second F/22.0 ISO 320 105 mm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

lovely purple sky!

9 Dec 2009 7:25am

H.S from K, Iran

so magical! well done!

9 Dec 2009 8:07am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful compo witha a nice moon.

9 Dec 2009 9:05am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully captured Scott! ;-)

9 Dec 2009 12:46pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

great shot :)

9 Dec 2009 2:26pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Utterly enchanting. I could stare at this beautiful image for hours, so perfectly have you captured the light and detail.

9 Dec 2009 2:48pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful picture. These subtle tones are outstanding !

9 Dec 2009 2:51pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Dynamite pano, Scott. I've got some major work to do on moon shots.

9 Dec 2009 4:10pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Beautiful Scott

9 Dec 2009 6:24pm

Val37 from Tours, France

La composition et les couleurs sont sublimes !

9 Dec 2009 6:42pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Super. Moon and 5-stars.

9 Dec 2009 6:52pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Wow,wow, this is very beautiful

9 Dec 2009 7:03pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fabulous, Scott, I like very much the composition, so rich, the sharp tree near the moon, creating depth... and the wonderful colors.

9 Dec 2009 7:13pm

Kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Well done you for getting up early to capture this fleeting yet magical time. Perfectly composed with the low moon just sitting off centre and great foreground detail. 5 star shot this:)

9 Dec 2009 7:16pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This is a wonderful composition with the three trees and the moon, Scott.

PS: you'd be proud of my practice shots, though just 'stuff' in the yard. After listening to your Lake Tahoe II podcast, I need a cup of hot cocoa (though it's 81° here). :D

9 Dec 2009 9:13pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Stellar, Scott - beautifully composed and produced.

10 Dec 2009 12:20am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States


10 Dec 2009 2:29am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautiful even lighting and superb purple tones! great composition - i like the placement of the moon and the panoramic view works nicely here!

10 Dec 2009 2:50am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Scott, this is gorgeous. The colours of the sky, that beautiful mauve colour and the light of the moon are just spectacular.

10 Dec 2009 4:50am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beatiful shot

10 Dec 2009 5:56am

Pooyan from Tehran, Iran

nace & perfect

10 Dec 2009 8:17am

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

Congratulations on your am3 Spotlight yesterday...what a stunner!!!!
Today is also a beauty!!!!!

10 Dec 2009 8:43am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

This is magic! Great lighting. Beautiful detail.

10 Dec 2009 9:09am

Pomme from France

Magnifique lune ! :)

10 Dec 2009 11:34am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

excellent detail and atmosphere -- a very beautiful panorama -- and i love the violet toens you have captured!

10 Dec 2009 2:31pm

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

A super an unexpected sunset! Excellent atmosphere of calm and tranquility!

10 Dec 2009 3:06pm

Gary Hart from California, United States

Very nice, Scott. I love the simplicity of this.

10 Dec 2009 3:16pm

Don Smith from California, United States

Beautiful image and insightful narrative Scott. This image has and eloquence and simplicity that makes it so enticing. Excellent work as always.

10 Dec 2009 4:38pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Just stunning!

10 Dec 2009 6:11pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I love that there's detail in both the moon and the trees- so subtlety beautiful.

11 Dec 2009 1:35am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

To perfection!

11 Dec 2009 5:13am

Will from Tokyo, Japan

Excellent shot, really nice to have the moon in the shot with the sun behind you. You always work well with the timing for your shots and the light you find is perfect.

11 Dec 2009 8:37am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Amazing sky! The colors are gorgeous!

11 Dec 2009 9:28am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

A superb composition and processing, magnificent!

11 Dec 2009 10:01am

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Amazing composition and picture, lovely dawn light and detailed moon!! Waking up very early gives this sort of price!! Thanks for the explanation about the picture, a 5 star photo!

11 Dec 2009 10:05am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Love the purple sky and the lovely framing, well done :)

11 Dec 2009 10:23am

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

That's a beautiful setting Scott, and nice work including the Moon..!

11 Dec 2009 11:37am

Jean-Marc from Nancy, France

Lovely picture ...

11 Dec 2009 12:15pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


11 Dec 2009 1:56pm

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Nicely shot, great lighting. So do you prefer shooting at dawn or at dusk?

11 Dec 2009 3:38pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Awesome capture Scott! ; )

11 Dec 2009 7:37pm

Antoine from France

Very good capture.

11 Dec 2009 8:15pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Lovely shot with the capture of these gorgeous trees as the audience ;)

12 Dec 2009 2:22am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent shot ! The big tree at the right looks so grand and beautiful !

12 Dec 2009 9:15pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Amazing, this is magic!

14 Dec 2009 8:28am

Bethany from Michigan, United States

I agree- magical photo! Thanks for the explanation on how an image like this captured.

28 Dec 2009 3:30pm

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Beautiful picture! Moon behind tree looks so cool picture.
Great photo shot! I really like. Thanks for sharing.

25 Jan 2010 9:52am