Moon Reflections

Last month, on a clear night, next to a gently lapping lake, the moon offered up a visual treat as it danced on the uneven water surface. 

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I had a particular version of this image in mind . . . I wanted the details of the moon to show up in the reflected image. 

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Alas, that’s about as close as I got. I kept playing with the focus and depth of field but the above shot is the best I could do. 

Mind you, (to me) these images are still interesting. 

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Here’s a photo of the moon processed to simulate Ilford 50 film . . . 

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I was playing with various settings, as I said, and even enlisted the aid of the P7000 and the P200, but all to no avail. For the record, these are all from the P900.

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There just wasn’t enough detail in the reflected image to recognize lunar features.

So, then, I decided to shoot the moon through some branches . . . 

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As you can see, not much as far as branches. I successfully either captured the moon (above) or the branches . . . 

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The chances of getting a decent reflection were dismal so I decided I would cheat . . . First, I snapped a couple of more photos of the moon . . . 

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And I then used the PanosFx Reflections (free) action

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Better . . . but I now had the idea of the moon through the branches  . . . except I had no ready shot of branches I could use.

. . . but I did have a shot from the Place of Refuge I could combine with a shot of the moon and reflect using the PanosFX action . . . 

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If I stare at that long enough, it will become an implanted memory and years from now I will swear I actually took that photo. Which, technically, is true.

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