CraigWest
CraigWest

Mt Shasta with moon

Unlike fishermen who describe "the one that got away," as photographers we can use the digital darkroom to recreate a missed image. I was driving north from San...
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Unlike fishermen who describe "the one that got away," as photographers we can use the digital darkroom to recreate a missed image. I was driving north from San Jose, CA, to Grants Pass, OR, a few years back when I came upon Mt. Shasta with a beautiful indigo sky and a full moon just above it. The light was fading fast, and by the time I could have found a spot to safely pull over and get out the camera it would have been too late. I recently woke up one Saturday morning thinking about that missed image and decided that since I already had a spectacular shot of the mountain and a copy of Photoshop CS5 that I could recreate the one that got away. This composite image is the result of that effort. Didn't quite nail the spectacular indigo sky, but at least was able to create a very satisfying approximation.
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jp_rawat27
 
jp_rawat27 August 01, 2012
good
Thimbee
 
Thimbee August 01, 2012
What a capture. Beautiful
desertpagan
 
desertpagan August 05, 2012
Beautiful!
FreddieMeagher
 
FreddieMeagher August 10, 2012
so cool!
edazz
 
edazz August 10, 2012
Excellent Shot, beautiful scenic, and contrast, well done! Awarded for Absolute Masterpiece, and favorite!

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BLAKSTEEL
 
BLAKSTEEL August 11, 2012
Awesome Job Craig! "A" For Effort!
KarenRoberts
 
KarenRoberts August 11, 2012
Well done!
dutchmanstl1 PRO+
 
dutchmanstl1 August 11, 2012
This is amazing.
greatscott94
 
greatscott94 August 11, 2012
Marvelous. I suspect that either shout would have been great on their own, but together they're brilliant.
rkperry215
 
rkperry215 August 11, 2012
Wow!! Gorgeous shot!
beetlestone
 
beetlestone August 13, 2012
Nicely done!
DearTam
 
DearTam August 23, 2012
You did a great job here, Craig! It is beautiful. Peer Award given.
edwademd
 
edwademd August 24, 2012
Beautiful image!
chipbhi
 
chipbhi August 24, 2012
Nice composite. I have a few of these, too. Yours is very satisfying, too. I had the same problem at Mt. Shasta this summer. It was difficult to find places to pull over and shoot.
kugoskom
 
kugoskom August 27, 2012
SOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL SIR...
Serendipity1
 
Serendipity1 August 27, 2012
Beautiful!
maryhale9534 Platinum
 
maryhale9534 August 27, 2012
Nicely done!
Digital93
 
Digital93 September 17, 2012
Great work!
JeffreyA
 
JeffreyA September 17, 2012
great shot
edadamos
 
edadamos October 21, 2012
Turned out real nice. Great job Craig.
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr October 21, 2012
Well done! Very nice!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 October 24, 2012
A stunning photo!
PKnot
 
PKnot November 14, 2012
Spectacular mountain shot! I can see the moon being that big, so this is a good recreation.
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade November 14, 2012
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modelmeemaw Premium
 
modelmeemaw November 17, 2012
Very nice, I like!
stevenasweet PRO
 
stevenasweet December 22, 2012
Wow!!!
GordonD
 
GordonD December 24, 2012
Great work, you image certainly sticks out from the crowd well done!
michaelakoplen
 
michaelakoplen January 21, 2013
very nice...must learn how to do this kind of thing.
coolspider
 
coolspider February 11, 2013
wow, this truly is a masterpiece. envy your skills :-)
stevenasweet PRO
 
stevenasweet February 22, 2013
Great Shot - If you would like to share any I have a community page for Moon Photo's on Facebook
to www.facebook.com/Lunar101MoonBook
Dmullanephotography
 
Dmullanephotography March 03, 2013
Great shot
gunners42
 
gunners42 April 23, 2013
Congrats....nice work
CG PRO+
 
CG April 24, 2013
Beautiful Work.Very impressive
AlanC PRO+
 
AlanC April 27, 2013
A good editing job for this and truly my Top Choice. :-) Woof!
dajett1
 
dajett1 May 09, 2013
beautiful view
cmcbella
 
cmcbella June 20, 2013
Beautiful and well done.
tfloyd
 
tfloyd July 01, 2013
Great one Craig!
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography July 07, 2013
Fantastic work.
rach_who
 
rach_who August 24, 2013
Impressive
kariwellborn PRO+
 
kariwellborn June 25, 2014
Wow!! Voted for this, just awesome.
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