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A creative blend : Two images hand blended. The first, taken after sunset and before moonrise, of the sky, with Milky Way. The second, from the same spot, taken...
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A creative blend : Two images hand blended. The first, taken after sunset and before moonrise, of the sky, with Milky Way. The second, from the same spot, taken before sunrise, with the moon ( about a week past full) high in the sky behind me,illuminating the rocks. The sun is still well below the horizon, but its light is creating the glow on the horizon.
Nikon D810, 14-24mm
Sky : 20 s f-2.8, ISO 3200
F-g: 149 s, f-8, ISO 100, 16mm
no filters.
Picnic Rocks, Mt.William National Park, Tasmania, Australia.
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Awards

People's Choice in The Moon and Back Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Our World At Night Photo Contest
Runner Up in Wide Angle In Nature Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Wide Angle In Nature Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in HDR Beautiful Shots Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Day Or Night Photo Contest
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Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
Superb Composition
Top Choice
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Outstanding Creativity
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Magnificent Capture
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All Star
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Genius
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Virtuoso
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Impressed
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Top Ranks

Inspired By The World Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Inspired By The World Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Night Sky And The Stars Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Night Sky And The Stars Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
A Milky Way Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Shades Of Brown ProjectTop 20 rank
Shades Of Brown ProjectTop 20 rank week 1
Water And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Water And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Boulders And Rocks Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Boulders And Rocks Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Our World At Night Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Brown Color Photo ContestTop 20 rank
The Brown Color Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
The Brown Color Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Nature And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Nature And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Nature And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Islands Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Islands Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Islands Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Fish Eye And Wide Angle Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Fish Eye And Wide Angle Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The First Light Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol4Top 20 rank
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol4Top 10 rank week 1
The Horizon And Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Horizon And Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
The Horizon And Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Into The Night Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Dusk Or Dawn Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Dusk Or Dawn Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Dusk Or Dawn Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 37Top 10 rank
Covers Photo Contest Vol 37Top 10 rank week 2
Covers Photo Contest Vol 37Top 10 rank week 1
Starry Starry Night Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Starry Starry Night Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Wide Angle In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 rank
HDR Beautiful Shots Photo ContestTop 10 rank
HDR Beautiful Shots Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Wide Angle In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Rule Of Thirds Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Creative Landscape Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Creative Landscape Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
The Creative Landscape Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Coast Or Inland Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Coast Or Inland Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Coast Or Inland Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Day Or Night Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Day Or Night Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Day Or Night Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 20 rank
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 20 rank week 3
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 10 rank week 2
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 20 rank week 1

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24 Comments | Report
timferry
 
timferry November 20, 2015
Splendid work!!
Argatykites PRO+
 
Argatykites January 27, 2016
This is absolutely brilliant one of the best images ever
juliantej
 
juliantej February 05, 2017
you are one talented person, great photo! =]
johnharbisher PRO+
 
johnharbisher February 06, 2017
Wow what a photo ????
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair February 06, 2017
Stunning!
jimfbauty
 
jimfbauty February 06, 2017
Looks like an impossible shot to take.. post processing works wonders. Glad you took the time to describe the process for your viewers. Thanks.
meglou-bell
 
meglou-bell February 11, 2017
Beautiful!
benwood
 
benwood April 02, 2017
Wow, simply wow....spectacular image ????
CMRT84
 
CMRT84 April 06, 2017
Wicked piece of photography!
kiwidragonfly PRO+
 
kiwidragonfly April 19, 2017
Fantastic work to make this image. The end result is stunning!
livioferrari Platinum
 
livioferrari April 20, 2017
Congrats for the award! Nice capture!
AMC_Photography
 
AMC_Photography April 20, 2017
Perfection
Paulacook144 Platinum
 
Paulacook144 April 20, 2017
Lovely night sky shot. Well seen and handled.
ruudmulder
 
ruudmulder April 22, 2017
Wonderfull image, love the colours!
Deepikanaik
 
Deepikanaik April 22, 2017
Superb
jimeier
 
jimeier April 25, 2017
a marvelous shot
amitgahlot
 
amitgahlot July 13, 2017
Lovely
feistyvolk
 
feistyvolk August 29, 2017
You know what I love even more than the STUNNING photo? That you took the time to explain both how you processed it and why you chose to do it the way you did. Brilliant.
Carlye18
 
Carlye18 September 11, 2017
Absolutely breathtaking. Brilliant work.
aliciajacobs
 
aliciajacobs June 30, 2018
Wow, beautiful
LeoBlueMayer Platinum
 
LeoBlueMayer August 29, 2018
Absolutely brilliant photo. Thank you for explaining how you did this.
Tassie! Never been there but have booked the ferry for November. Looking forward to it. Great photo, Love it!
Friendly
 
Friendly October 11, 2018
Awesome shot!
SteBil30 Platinum
 
SteBil30 December 22, 2018
WOW, KUDOS ON ALL THE WINS!!
Deiderz
 
Deiderz July 12, 2021
Please enter my photo challenge called The Moon and Back

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken at Picnic Rocks, in Mt William National Park, on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia.
Time
One frame ( for the Milky Way) was taken about 10 pm. The other was taken about 5 am just before dawn,
Lighting
Th rocks are illuminated by the moon which was high in the sky and almost full, behind.me. The horizon is illuminated by the sun, which is below the horizon, about to rise.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D810, Nikkor 14-24mm lens, Really Right Stuff Tripod. No flash, No filters. A lot of patience for the right conditions.
Inspiration
Nature inspired me. And the stars. A connection to both. To the life and healing nature gives, and to the possibilities in the stars. To combine both gives an image of hope.
Editing
The post processing involved hand blending the image with the Milky Way, taken before moonrise at around 10 pm, with the image taken about seven hours later with the rocks illuminated by the moon, and the sun about to rise. Some tonal enhancement was also done by hand using luminosity masks in Photoshop.
In my camera bag
Nikon D810, Nikkor lenses : 14-24 mms/2.8; 24-70mm f/2.8; 80-400mm f4.5-5.6; 105mm micro. RRS L-plate. Really Right Stuff TVC 24L Tripod, Acratech ball head, Fotodiox Wonderpana filters, Singh Ray filters, remote shutter release, hot-shoe bubble level. waders lens cloths and kimwipes clear shower caps, raincoat for camera.
Feedback
Connect with the earth. Through your spirit. Become inspired by your feelings for the landscape. Pre-visualise. Research the moon, the tides, sunrise, sunset. Pre-visualise some more. Don't use presets. Put your camera into manual mode, and learn to process by hand in Photoshop. Only then do you have control over the creative process, and achieving your vision.

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