jameswheeler
jameswheeler

I'm Being Followed by a Moonshadow

I just got back from a great weekend up in Whistler. I took this photo Friday night at Lost Lake. The moon was two thirds full but it was totally clear so the...
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I just got back from a great weekend up in Whistler. I took this photo Friday night at Lost Lake. The moon was two thirds full but it was totally clear so the moonlight really lit up the lake.

I normally do not include people in my landscape photos but decided to pose in this one. What do you think? Do you think it is better with me in the photo or if I stayed out of the way?

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63 Comments | Report
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 November 25, 2013
Stay there .. love the shadow and the composition !!
shelley2 PRO+
 
shelley2 November 25, 2013
I love it. The focal point of the entire picture is you. Your shadow, the moon, the stars the ladder..complete. Awesome JOB!!
potterpals Premium
 
potterpals November 26, 2013
I also like the shadow and composition, but the scene is so serene, I think I would like it better without you or maybe if you were off to the side a bit.
changezi
 
changezi December 04, 2013
nice
webejamn
 
webejamn December 19, 2013
Great picture, i love the moonlight shadow
Jazz
 
Jazz February 07, 2014
Stunning
rachmonte
 
rachmonte February 07, 2014
Your being in the shot makes the image!
ctoc PRO
 
ctoc February 12, 2014
Outstanding silhouette imagery.
jojoxena
 
jojoxena February 19, 2014
I agree with shelly2,you and your shadow make the shot! Brilliant!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 March 10, 2014
Awesome capture! Love the title too! Congrats on being a finalist!
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade March 13, 2014
congrats, please check out my works
Heyjude
 
Heyjude April 19, 2014
Love it. Has a nice lonely mood with you in the photo and I love the shadow. Beautiful shot with or without you but tells a totally different story with you in the shot and that's what I like best about it.
debbietegtmeier
 
debbietegtmeier May 11, 2014
Definitely with you in it. Really adds the feel of one-ness with the universe.
kristofkorwisi Premium
 
kristofkorwisi May 27, 2014
Quite a nice idea for a selfie ;-) Impressive work!
LauraEm
 
LauraEm May 31, 2014
Amazing image, James!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ June 01, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
anthonytemer
 
anthonytemer June 02, 2014
Adds mystery to the photo I like, waiting for some thing to happen. vote yes
Timbo
 
Timbo June 04, 2014
This is a very powerful shot.... Simply outstanding and awarded.. Well done
sharnikablacker PRO
 
sharnikablacker June 04, 2014
Wow! Amazing shot and composition! Great work :)
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer June 04, 2014
Great shot
davidconnelly
 
davidconnelly June 05, 2014
love the shot, how did you shoot it?
KathyHolliker PRO
 
KathyHolliker June 14, 2014
Very nice! Nice to see an actual shadow in the competition. Love it - great composition!
KathyHolliker PRO
 
KathyHolliker June 14, 2014
Regarding your question - great either way. Including the person definitely creates a feeling of solitude. I like it!
SusiLawson
 
SusiLawson June 14, 2014
love !
kjodway
 
kjodway August 20, 2014
beautiful
BendtheLens
 
BendtheLens August 20, 2014
Stunning photo James, well worthy of the accolades. Personally I am pleased that you put yourself in this one. If a 'selfies' competition comes up I'll be looking for this one.
Follest
 
Follest August 20, 2014
Congrats from another finalist of Moonlight. Great Shot!
yourlily
 
yourlily August 21, 2014
.totally amazing..I love this.
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac August 21, 2014
Spectacular...Congratulations!
stephenchin
 
stephenchin August 21, 2014
Nice Shot! Congrats for winning the Moonlight Photo contest
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 August 21, 2014
Congrats on your award.
SafariShootS
 
SafariShootS August 21, 2014
Yes, excellent image. Well done.
bcramer0515
 
bcramer0515 September 04, 2014
Very cool shot
vbpbeetschen1305821
 
vbpbeetschen1305821 September 11, 2014
Congratulations !
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD September 11, 2014
Stunning photo. Congratulations.
shivrekha
 
shivrekha September 11, 2014
Congratulation!
Mike_MacKinven
 
Mike_MacKinven September 11, 2014
This is a ool shot! Just one thing though, the sky looks rendered, what did you do to make the stars look like that?
parthgupta
 
parthgupta September 11, 2014
The composition is just amazing mate.
In love with your work.
Congrats!
stevekilburn
 
stevekilburn September 12, 2014
Stunning!
Jeanne713 PRO+
 
Jeanne713 September 12, 2014
Great shot. Congrats!!
samarjyoti
 
samarjyoti September 13, 2014
sounds a lot....nice1
marquis1955 PRO+
 
marquis1955 September 13, 2014
Very well thought out and executed. Wow !
KoralC PRO
 
KoralC September 14, 2014
Fabulous shot!!!
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD September 15, 2014
Stunning composition. Congratulations.
mareebrettschneider
 
mareebrettschneider September 15, 2014
I can only dream of achieving a photo that beautiful!
DIXIEDOLLYMAMA Premium
 
DIXIEDOLLYMAMA September 16, 2014
Better with, excellent! :)
JhansenRM
 
JhansenRM September 18, 2014
Magnificent picture. WELL DONE.
CJancaterino
 
CJancaterino September 22, 2014
I think you make the shot better, bring the humanity to the scene.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta September 23, 2014
Fabulous time exposure. Congratulations on being the Winner.
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac October 01, 2014
One of my favorites! Congratulations!
Krishna_Kumar
 
Krishna_Kumar October 08, 2014
amazing!! great creativity
Shelley400 Premium
 
Shelley400 October 08, 2014
stunning
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 October 10, 2014
Congrats again on being a finalist! It's a great capture!
LUsherLamacraft Premium
 
LUsherLamacraft March 01, 2015
Fantastic!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon April 20, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Standing on the Edge competition
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon April 30, 2015
Congratulations on your further success ... Finalist Win in The Art of the Silhouette ... Great picture
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon May 11, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in the Shadows Photo contest .. Lovely work
RSCam
 
RSCam August 05, 2015
amazing photography fella
adenis
 
adenis January 09, 2016
the shadow had a "killer" perspective in your photo, LOVE IT, CONGRATS James
thelucideye
 
thelucideye January 10, 2016
this is a really cool shot. the lighting is just stunning.. and the smoothness of the lake is incredible also. I really like it.. well done.
Neoripley
 
Neoripley October 21, 2016
I love this :) Checkout my Moon challenge ... if you'd like to enter: https:// viewbug.com/challenge/full-moon-photo-challenge-by-neoripley
Neoripley
 
Neoripley October 21, 2016
I love this :) Checkout my Moon challenge ... if you'd like to enter: https:// viewbug.com/challenge/full-moon-photo-challenge-by-neoripley
Mahesh
 
Mahesh Sep 24
great capture....love the moonlight shadow !!