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.
I had a particular version of this image in mind . . . I wanted the details of the moon to show up in the reflected image.
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.
Here’s a photo of the moon processed to simulate Ilford 50 film . . .
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.
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 . . .
As you can see, not much as far as branches. I successfully either captured the moon (above) or the branches . . .
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 . . .
And I then used the PanosFx Reflections (free) action.
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 . . .
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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