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Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 13 November 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Quote of the day:

"The first photos taken of the Moon by the US Surveyor 1 have been very disappointing. They show the Moon to be completely lacking in first-class restaurants, tourist attractions and bathroom facilities."

Art Buchwald, 1966

Canon EOS 50D 1/125 second F/20.0 ISO 800 300 mm

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Barbara from Oakland, United States

Stu, this is a lovely composition. The moon is in just the right spot! I love the detail on the face of the moon. What lens are you using? Great work!

13 Nov 2009 5:32am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Beautiful composition, the star object of the dreams appears ...
Superb in the froreground!

13 Nov 2009 6:51am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

maybe there are no first class restaurants on the moon, but i've heard they serve that orange-flavored water called tang, so it can't be as bad as described.

13 Nov 2009 7:11am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe tout simplement !

13 Nov 2009 7:20am

Michael from United Kingdom

An excellent shot Stu, the Moon is nice and clear and I like how you've framed it.

13 Nov 2009 7:48am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

excellent !!!

13 Nov 2009 7:58am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


13 Nov 2009 9:15am

mo.langel from Switzerland

Excellent shot!

13 Nov 2009 9:17am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

this is truly remarkable. by far, this is one of the most fascinating moon shot I've ever seen. great work Stu!

13 Nov 2009 11:15am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Superb composition, beuatiful.

13 Nov 2009 11:33am

Val37 from Tours, France

So beautiful shot !

13 Nov 2009 1:08pm

Antoine from BOURGES, France

Beautiful capture. Have a good day. Antoine.

13 Nov 2009 1:30pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very nice Stu, it's crisp and clear so much so that I need a shav and a hair cut now.

13 Nov 2009 1:48pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful composition with nice detail seen in the moon's surface.

13 Nov 2009 1:57pm

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

Wonderful capture of the moon...nice placement of the trees and moon!

13 Nov 2009 2:08pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

The moon in a lovely composition , nice detail in b/w

13 Nov 2009 2:47pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

How beautifully you have framed this lovely moon. Such lovely details and tones, nevermind the lack of amenities. ;-)

13 Nov 2009 4:17pm

Adela Fonts Artús from Barcelona, Spain

Your comment is ironic but true ... a shame today's society!
But your photo is a good shot and very nice work... the moon is a lovely model!!!

13 Nov 2009 4:20pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Remarkable MOON shot . Bravo ! Have to ask if you created this shot with this tree or it really was there ?

13 Nov 2009 4:26pm

@MARIANA: Hi Mariana! Thx for your question. Everything is compositionally the same as when shot was taken, nothing has been added. However there is some artifice. I took the shot in the afternoon and not at night but it didn't seem to have the same impact with a blue sky and red/yellow leaves so I made it b&w and darkened it down to look like night. In photography nothing is as it appears to be! :)) Thanks again for your frequent visits and comments!

Bishop from Houston, United States

ah... lovely moon shot! :)

13 Nov 2009 4:34pm

FotoAnna from Mother Earth, Netherlands

Very nice capture with a very nice composition Stu !!

13 Nov 2009 5:19pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Fabulous capture, Stu. Beautiful photograph.

13 Nov 2009 5:28pm

alex centrella from California, United States

great shot !

13 Nov 2009 5:48pm

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Great shot. Natural framing. Everything in here is all just natural. You truly made nature the star in this photo. *no pun intended* Nice shot!

13 Nov 2009 8:07pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

Excellen tcomposition

13 Nov 2009 8:09pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice one Stu.

13 Nov 2009 8:29pm

BlueMoon from Strasbourg, France

This framing is just so perfect and original ! Bravo !

13 Nov 2009 9:05pm

Jolanda from Amsterdam, Netherlands

I love this shot of the moon. Well done !!!

13 Nov 2009 9:51pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Good evening, Stu, your's is one of the most stunning pictures of our moon I ever saw... That's not an overstatement... I love the dark and serious mood of your composition...

13 Nov 2009 10:03pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice 300mm shot. I want to try the moon shot, too.

13 Nov 2009 11:05pm

AG from London, United Kingdom

Despite all we know - or, perhaps, because we know so little - the Moon is still magical. Lovely image.

13 Nov 2009 11:17pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

great moon light

14 Nov 2009 12:01am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

hey Stu , thx for the answer :)) I tried the same today but with Sun appearing through the heavy fog with a tree around it , but did not get what wanted . That's why I got curious about this tree on your pic. On my shot it looked very time will be better ;)) Cheers !

14 Nov 2009 12:29am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous! Very clever processing.

14 Nov 2009 1:12am

Remus from Portugal

Congratulations. A really beautiful and touching image.

14 Nov 2009 12:56pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Very nice shot !! Love it !!

14 Nov 2009 7:38pm

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada


15 Nov 2009 12:02am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow, i like this one..great!

15 Nov 2009 12:20pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super processing.

19 Nov 2009 5:24pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

one of the best moon shots i have seen for ages!!!

24 Nov 2009 1:05am

Sash from Adelaide, Australia

Very creative mate. I think the horizon has been broadened with this one (figuratively speaking seeing as there's no horizon to behold, wot?).

25 Nov 2009 4:37am

@Sash: Thx chief! Wot?