Ruth Holt  


I see the Moon by Ruth Holt

October 2020 - I see the Moon

About the Image(s)

This entry was taken Sept. 29, 2020. A beautiful full moon; my phone/camera was used. Opened in Snapseed.
Cropped and resized. Looks>pop; Tools>tonal contrast, frame. Sent to APS-CS6 for resizing. This was taken at almost sunset, with the sun going down while the moon was coming up. That is why there is the brightness an the FG and the pink in the mid section of the image. Remember the old song; "I see the noon and the moon sees me,' a shinning through the ole oak tree. God bless the moon and God bless the ones I love." Well, I've got the oak tree, but this made the better picture...


7 comments posted




Phillipa Frederiksen   Phillipa Frederiksen
You have done really well to get the detail in the moon.....and the scenery as well!
Looking at the rather pixelated image (which you can't help in this sort of light and crop etc) I'm wondering if you can smooth that out a bit in Snapseed > Tools > Detail > then take the slider to the left (instead of going to the right).   Posted: 10/05/2020 17:16:38
Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Thanks Phillipa and Belinda for the feedback. I think what happened was when I enlarged it in APS-CS6. It looks much better with your suggestions.   Posted: 10/08/2020 09:41:33



Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Very nice capture of the moon. You are quite lucky to get some of the surface detail! I think the layers of color are great, and the structure adds interest. It's worth trying to correct the pixelating, as Phillipa suggests. Try reducing "Structure" in Snapseed tools under "Details". If that doesn't do enough, you might try correcting with the Brush tool.   Posted: 10/07/2020 14:50:12



Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
The color blends it well in this image. I feel that the metal fence is a bit distracting. I'd prefer to see a tree in the foreground to hold my attention.   Posted: 10/08/2020 19:20:41



Marilyn Kinyon   Marilyn Kinyon
You have captured the light quality successfully. I think I probably would have shot it from an angle a bit off to the side rather than straight on and elimanted the little white object sticking up from the trees on the left.   Posted: 10/09/2020 10:00:23



Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
So, now the moon is part of your yard-art. ;-) I sure love those variegated colors of sky between the earth and moon, like a fabric. I also found the fence gate a little distracting because its brightness competes with the moon. It gives a sense of place, but if you could darken it by a few shades, that might help the composition. If the small white pole distracts, there are some healing spot tools that work in the apps mentioned.   Posted: 10/17/2020 11:59:20



Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
You got amazing detail in your moon. The foreground, as other have said, is somewhat distracting. I would suggest cropping from the bottom and the left to take the emphasis off the bottom and put it more on the moon. You can also easily heal out the distracting elements along the edge of tree line.   Posted: 10/21/2020 16:11:17
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