#570. Blue Moon

July 01, 2010  •  Leave a Comment
Taken this past Saturday night in Seabrook.

Our photo club's (Bay Area Photo Club) photo assignment for August is "Monochrome (but not black and white)". The original sky surrounding this full moon last Saturday was obviously very dramatic but in shades of blacks and greys it left me wanting something more. The upcoming Monochrome assignment made me think about tinting as a way to add even more drama and, after trying several different options, I decided I liked this Cyan colored tinting the best. The goal of the assignment is to improve the photo with the monochrome application so I would like to know if you think I was successful in that respect or not. Cheers!

Title: "Blue Moon"


Shot data: 0.59s f/6.4 at 400.0mm iso200
Camera / Lens: Canon 5D Mark II / Canon 100-400mm L zoom
Post-processing: Photomatix Pro to combine 3 images into one HDR (High Dynamic Range) image > Photoshop CS4 > Virtual Photographer plugin for toning > Topaz Adjust plugin for noise reduction

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