New Moon

 

By Michael Garson

By Jun 17/2009

 

 
  1. Comment
    Strengths:
    The very rich blues and blacks are very powerful but that tiny sliver of moon makes the photo.
    Suggestions:
    The clouds have an out of focus look, which is to be expected I guess... clouds are sort of soft focus...
  2. Comment
    Strengths:
    Beutiful dark blue and black sky with a very sharp moon just in the right place.
    Suggestions:
    To go along with the poem, I would have liked to see some stars also.
  3. Comment
    Strengths:
    It's blue! an exercise in an almost monochromatic colour scheme. the moon, while tiny, really pulls at the eye as the only non-blue item in the frame. Crescent moons always seem to have more a feeling of "fantasy" to them. And of course the moon is placed more or less at a 3rds position.
    Suggestions:
    I don't know what focal length was used, but if longer was possible, it might have been nicer to try and get the moon a bit bigger in the frame. It has some power as it is, but if it was more like the top-right quarter of the frame, it would become really dramatic. It would probably mean cropping the frame down to increase the moon's apparent size (a 300mm with a 2x doubler still only gives me a full moon of about 1/16 of the frame ... but cropped down, I still have enough resolution for a "big" moon and keep some details).