Maria Mazo, QPSA  

The Moon hunters by Maria Mazo, QPSA

July 2024 - The Moon hunters

July 2024 - Maria Mazo, QPSA


July 2024 - Maria Mazo, QPSA

Original 2

July 2024 - Maria Mazo, QPSA

Original 3

About the Image(s)

I started with the image of the children and I replaced the sky with the moonlit one. Then, I added the crane and the moon in the butterfly net.
After that, I create the illusion of the nighttime adding a blue filter and the light from the moon. I adjusted the light and shadows to create more deep. Finally, I open it in camera Raw and applied another filter to achieve the look that I wanted.

2 comments posted

Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Hi Maria! If Alan's night scene is full of drama, yours is gentle and playful. I love the way the captured moon illuminates the little hunters, and their postures mediate their wonder and delight. The finger pointing at their catch is precious. The moonlight on the waves is absolutely lovely, too.. I think that the crane contributes a lot to the sense of depth of the image, forms part of a frame for the action, and ties the moon in the sky in the composition beautifully, , but I feel that the hook may be rather prominent against the lighter sky in the center of the image?   Posted: 07/04/2024 14:28:58

Bruce Harley   Bruce Harley
Hi Maria, Instant recognition what the photo is all about. The Title is perfect, and the lead-in to the subjects confirms what its all about. Great.
The only thing I would change is the same as what Kirsti picked up on, the hook. It doesnt add to the story, and blocks the readers view through to the moon at the top. I would loose it altogether and allow the flow from title through the subjects and into the background.
The execution and concept of this composite is excellent.   Posted: 07/11/2024 04:42:47


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