Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing the moonlight in this photo contest. The moonlight has been perceived as a mystical and pleasant source of light as it reflects the sunlight in such way that illuminates the night offering unique shadows, tones and intensities. Having a good photo of the moonlight is not an easy task as images can easily show too much grain, unshaped moons and under or over exposed results. Having the right equipment and knowing how to get the best out of it is a must when shooting at night.
A special thanks to the photographers that voted for their favorite photos helping us find the People’s Choice and to friend & professional photographer Richard Bernabe for his collaboration as a guest judge!
“Technically, this image is nearly flawless from the composition, light, processing, everything. But what sets this image apart, in my opinion, is the emotional impact it has on the viewer: calming and mysterious. It is easy to transport oneself into the scene and live vicariously through the person standing on the dock.” – Richard Bernabe
“The image is balanced out perfectly with the mass of trees in the bottom left part of the image and the moon in the upper right. This juxtaposition of these two dominant visual elements creates tension by creating a virtual diagonal as the eye moves back and forth between the two areas. ” – Richard Bernabe
“A simple, elegant image with the dominant silhouetted tree seemingly embracing the moon. I just love that tree! You just want to sit beneath it and watch the night sky unfold before you.” – Richard Bernabe