Frost Moon

GENERAL BLOG INFO
I'm in the process of re-working my archive system - so things might look a little strange if you decide to click on my "Archives" link. It'll take several weeks to iron out, but everything will be better once it's all done. In the meantime, if there is any particular image you're looking for and can't find, just shoot me an email. Thanks!

PHOTO INFO
It was quite warm early last week; the area hit a warm temperature record for November at well over 70 degrees F (about 22 C). My son and I went on a woods hike on one of those too-warm afternoons, and perhaps lulled into thinking it was still summer, we left a bit late in the day. It was getting dark at 4:30 p.m. and we suddenly realized we needed to get out of the woods and find an open field to see our way home.

As we neared a large muddy field, the sky was still bright at the horizon, and a dozen or so white-tailed deer scampered out of our way. Venus peeked through the vaporous and quickly-moving clouds in the southern sky. To our left, we caught a quick glimpse of a massive orange hunter's moon as it rose through a bank of trees. It actually startled us a little because it was so bright - we thought perhaps it was a flashlight beam darting around because the clouds were moving so quickly in front of it.

I set the ISO at 1600 and started shooting away, assuming there'd be a lot of grain and motion in the shots. This image is a result of our continued walk home through the moonlit fields of Durham.

Post-processing: Curves adjustments, selective color saturation and de-saturation, some sharpening in the details of the leaf silhouettes, a bit of noise reduction here and there, some selective burning and dodging, and also added a warming filter.

Thanks for stopping by!

--Kathleen

Comments:

Oh God, I love it!

Posted by fridaycafe at January 15, 2006 10:23 PM

Beautiful! I love the soft glow. Did you use a special filter for the effect, or did the fog do the entire work? Your photos are extraordinary.

Posted by Bonnie at February 8, 2006 12:52 AM

It's too beautiful to be true. Amazing~~!!

Posted by meimei at March 16, 2006 7:38 PM

Nice! this one is great!good fshop..

Posted by Mickle at June 3, 2006 10:00 AM

Oh god...super extraodinary pic.Did the scene was original or by photoshop.if photoshop did, how?could you tell me how to do it.thxs

Posted by ricky at July 31, 2006 5:51 AM

What size lens did you use at 1600 iso? This is so provocative.
Thanks

Posted by Deborah M at January 10, 2007 3:42 AM

I am a KC and I take pride in those initials. I have vaguely studied your site but I am happy that I click the "KC thank you" from design*sponge's blog. Every picture is utterly inspiring and revitalizing all my interest in the ever-lasting photographic moment.

This particular picture embodies my deepest dreams. The dreams that no words could depict, only another image so similar that I wonder whether I am a awake. Thank you, thank you!

Posted by Kaitlin at March 15, 2007 8:38 AM

Your pictures are inspiring! I love the pics, you have a great talent!!! You are like my photographer idol!

Posted by anonamous at January 18, 2008 6:10 PM

Your pictures are inspiring! I love the pics, you have a great talent!!! You are like my photographer idol!

Posted by anonamous at January 18, 2008 6:11 PM

Your pictures are inspiring! I love the pics, you have a great talent!!! You are like my photographer idol!

Posted by anonamous at January 18, 2008 6:11 PM

Quite extraordinary...I was researching blog readers and found your stuff...haven't had a chance to look at everything...but particularly caught my eye......wonderful work and self-discovery, exploration.....i will return often

Posted by GoGuzzi at November 6, 2008 4:00 PM
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