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Moon Over Seattle Space Needle

Lunar illumination, bold and bright over the Seattle Skyline at night. Surely you looked at this image and thought, wow the moon is huge! Confession is good for the soul, so I do, I confess this image is the combination of two separate shots. Combining a large moon and a regular size skyline image is something I have always wanted to try, but I’ve never taken the time to learn how to do it. So today was the day that I did, and I love the result!

Last night my daughter and I drove into the Lake Union neighborhood to Gas Works Park and shot a number of images, including playing with light painting, which was very fun. The moon was bright and the atmosphere was crisp and clear causing the skyline and city lights to twinkle and the colors to pop. In case you’d like to know about the exposures, the moon was shot at 300mm at 1/180 second at f/8 and the skyline at 55mm and a 10 second exposure at f/8 – then combined in Photoshop CS5 using layers and merging.

Sharing with Nancy at ‘A Rural Journal,’ and ‘Your Sunday Best.’

 

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Also sharing with ‘Scenic Sunday.’

 

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    • Sara Chapman in Seattle USA: Thanks for the inspiration and the permission to choose our very best and know it is good. See you later, alligator!
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    • Connie Smiley: That is beautiful, Madge! Hope you have a new year full of God’s goodness.
    • annieelf2012: That is a stunning picture of the Space Needle. Would I go to the top? Not a chance. Can I admire it? Absolutely. Happy New Year.
  • Light Art? – Weekly Top Shot #165 (7)
    • Evelyn in Oregon: Between the tracks??? Girl, you are brave! What a terrific image, though. (I’m sorry I’m not a regular visitor anymore…Facebook has ruined my good intentions of...
    • Dina Lettre: Merry Christmas, Madge!
  • 75¢ Rooms – Weekly Top Shot #164 (5)
    • Buttons: Oh wonderful shot and that whole thing just makes me sad. Sometimes progress is not what is needed. Hug B
    • Randy: I like the way the light illuminates the details in the building.
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    • Randy: Marvelous close up.
    • Elephant's Child: Thank you. Christmas, as it is presented, places an incredible burden on so many of us. A burden that is simply beyond too many. Enjoy your respite, and revel in a...
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