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Old Feb 11, 2012, 9:45 PM   #1
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Went out one morning this week with the intent of taking some long exposure
photographs, but never quite got to do that. Instead, I happened to notice that the moon was still visible, however low, in the sky.

I pulled the car over to the side of the road, quickly grabbed the camera and was getting ready to take the shot as the moon was just about to slip below the roof of a barn. I noticed that I had a 70-200mm f2.8 VR lens - not exactly my first choice for shooting landscapes. I didn't have enough time to go back and get another lens, so just decided to give it a go and see what if I could make the most of it.

here is the result:

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Old Feb 11, 2012, 9:50 PM   #2
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The next stop was a place known as the Town Neck area of Sandwich. It's also called Old Harbor.

This time, I had enough time to change lenses to a Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 lens

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Old Feb 11, 2012, 10:53 PM   #3
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I absolutely love #1, zig. You done good!
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 1:07 AM   #4
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first one might even stand to be darkened a bit, to make the moon stand out and enhance the eerie feel... love the light in the second one!
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 7:26 AM   #5
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Hi Walter and Rocky,

thanks for the kind comments....much appreciated.

Walter, this is perhaps, my favorite of the year, so far. We had a little snowfall early in the morning which really made the trees pop out. The roof of the barn, gave this scene a bit of a Currier & Ives feel.

Rocky,

Funny how we all look at photography differently. The original image, was in fact darker. I lightened it up in CS5. After your comment, I'll have to go and re-visit the original.

Thank you both.

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Old Feb 12, 2012, 12:10 PM   #6
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Zig, both of these scapes are outstanding! The lighting in is perfect and captures the twilight mood very well. These are calendar material!

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very nicely done i like both but 1 is my fav
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Both pics are beautiful zig. Sometimes it is all about the timing so you were fortunate to have captured the shot.
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Hi Jehan, Wave01 and Banksy,

Appreciate your taking the time to look and comment.

Thanks, it means a lot.

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Both shots are very pretty, especially the second one. The lighting and the colors are superb.
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