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November 20, 2009
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Nov 1, 2009, 5:53:38 PM
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Tekapo Moonlight by CainPascoe Tekapo Moonlight by CainPascoe
Got to Lake Tekapo a bit later than expected and just missed out on quite a nice sunset:( Luckily theres light until 9pm in NZ so i took a little wander around the lake near 'the church of the good shepherd'. The moon was out which was a bonus:)

Little bit of an edit... i took a shot of the moon(at the time and at 200mm) intending to do this originally but never liked it. Opinions?


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Cain Pascoe.
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Wonderful shot mate! Lake Tekapo to me has always been a dreamscape ever since visiting in my childhood, so this photo has some meaning to me I guess you could say.

You've nailed the composition, very strong and clean. You know the colour works fantastically well, it really creates it's atmosphere with those blurred clouds sweeping through the sky. My only critique is that the reflection from the moon should really be directly under the moon to balance the scene a bit better, that's all I can critique on though. Overall a fantastic capture, keep up the good work Cain :)
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Well mate, I think that this shot is truly a wonderful one. The scenery is amazing. The mountains with their snowy tops at the end of the lakes give the impression of being in the wild. The clouds are just perfectly blurred. I think that real blurred cloud would make to much attention go to the sky. Now the clouds are nicely blurred so that the hard-edges aren't there anymore. It are just nice and soft clouds. I have some thoughts about the foreground though. I think that it is very dominant but it isn't really interesting because it looks kinda plain white. My eyes are constantly attracted by the mountains on the background, but I feel like the big massive white rock is distracting me from it. Maybe this would have worked better if you had used a little lower point of view or you would have moved more forward and included just a little of the rocks on the foreground. It could have made this shot a little more cliché perhaps, but I think it would bring more balance in the image.

But nonetheless it's still a wonderful shot. I would love to have it above my bed ;). But maybe, after being a few weeks above my bed I would get my siccors and cut of the lower part. (this is a suggestion: try to crop it ;))
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marinlucas Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
since you ask... the moon seems a bit too big, was that the original size? i like the composition and the photo, but the moon that big... you didn't over edit it, but it somehow looks funny... maybe because we are too used to see it blown out? i don't know... maybe if it was a bit smaller... i relate to your feeling about it so much, it happens to me all the time :)
i love most of your photos
LiamGray Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love the colurs
Murochka007 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
What a beautiful ...
SethCoal Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this shot is beautiful, i love the moon
CainPascoe Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
novelhill Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
In my opinion, the fact that you shot the moon separately and then merged it with this one is quite ingenious. it definitely adds another dimension to this photo.
CainPascoe Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
i thought it was a good opportunity to try it anyway:D cheers!
novelhill Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
for sure!
lullaby-gardens Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
augenweide Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...:iconclappingplz: [link]
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