The Moon is the only natural satellite of Earth:
orbit: 384,400 km from Earth
diameter: 3476 km
mass: 7.35e22 kg
Called Luna by the Romans, Selene and Artemis by the Greeks, and many other names in other mythologies.
The Moon, of course, has been known since prehistoric times. It is the second brightest object in the sky after the Sun. As the Moon orbits around the Earth once per month, the angle between the Earth, the Moon and the Sun changes; we see this as the cycle of the Moon's phases. The time between successive new moons is 29.5 days (709 hours), slightly different from the Moon's orbital period (measured against the stars) since the Earth moves a significant distance in its orbit around the Sun in that time.
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SAGAPO (1737) 2006-08-05 17:30
Hello Veronica,Perfect composition and a nice view,sky and month fascinating.Well done.
Vasylis (1410) 2006-08-05 17:40
Foarte interesanta poza ,desi m-ar fi interesat ce camera ai folosit . De la mine un calduros EXCELENT !
akb (212) 2006-08-05 18:50
cok guzel yakalamissiniz harika fotograf
tomescuc (3291) 2006-08-05 19:12
Frumos! Imi place compozitia si solarization effect. l-ai facut pe un PC software sau pe aparat?
Click3 (1886) 2006-08-05 21:01
Verónica...here you have another of your masterpieces - GREAT composition, very moving/intriguing and the overall mood/colouring just contribute to the outstanding result. Thanks for sharing, regards, Robert
alana (2625) 2006-08-05 22:20
Excellent image, very impressive, great idea and presentation, I like it. Great work indeed
cmoraru (557) 2006-08-05 23:00
Superba imagine, Veronica! Compozitie perfect echilibrata si foarte interesanta, tehnic excelenta. Probabil ca ai avut noroc de o noapte foarte clara, eu incerc de ceva vreme sa pozez luna dar n-am reusit niciodata ceva ata de clar, chiar si cu luna plina. Felicitari si toate cele bune,
tigra (2968) 2006-08-05 23:39
Interesting composition.. great idea!
berek (34639) 2006-08-06 1:19
I juts say beautiful. great captures , light management and framing. congratulations. have a nice Sunday from the Istanbul.
my overall evaluation -> :-)))
jjcordier (74022) 2006-08-06 3:15
Excellente et originale composition. La lune est très nette et offre beaucoup de détails sur un fond bleu nuit excellent
xavshot (69835) 2006-08-06 3:39
très belle composition avec cette lune toujours aussi belle. La compo est excellente et le cadrage superbe.
Gerrit (45195) 2006-08-06 4:50
very good composition and a great idea to make this a blue white monochrome picture. The lamp and the dove are a good ensemble. Very original.
faubry (35405) 2006-08-06 5:35
buna veronica, foarte frumoasa poez , bune culorile albastru marine, si contrast cu lumina!! great compositie!
teutza (10590) 2006-08-06 5:37
buna Veve!este o poza exceptionala!!!
nu stiu ce sa mai zic...m-ai lasat fara cuvinte!!!bravos!!!!!!!!
elmec (12210) 2006-08-06 8:10
Very nice, rmantic composition!
I like the moonlight on the blue back!
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-08-06 10:29
what a great composition.
The blue and grey works so good.
The moon is amazing ... looks quite a bit unreal.
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2006-08-06 11:36
Superb composition in every respect. It inspires me to try something of this kind. But with the rainy season here, the moon is always hiding behind the clouds :)
Budapestman (82620) 2006-08-06 11:42
Very impressive photo! Fantastic composition and mood! Splendid atmosphere! Great shot! Thank you, nice days
isabela_sor (47557) 2006-08-06 12:50
Pur si simplu EXCELENT!!!Oare de ce nu pot nota cu 10 puncte....
O saptamana usoara
aralda (1240) 2006-08-06 14:25
Superb! Imi place prelucarea dar nu inteleg cum de ai prins luna asa de mare!! Parca e o compozitie suprarealista.
kermit350 (9016) 2006-08-06 19:18
Bonjour Véronica, Superbes couleurs, Tu as réussi à obtenir une balance agréable entre le ciel le lampadaire et cette lune que tu magnifie de bien belle façon, très bonne réussite technique, Joli coup d‘œil,la note du photographe est exellente et précise,
oochappan (22043) 2006-08-06 19:59
a remarkable turn to B&W combinated with a blue sky, very creative, well composed with the moon on one corner and the lamppost together with the pigeon the other side.
pasternak (15177) 2006-08-07 2:31
A dreamy picture, Veronica, and a creative use of flash I'd say, excellent composition and framing! Would be even better to see the second lantern completely but it is minor suggestion, the picture is great as it is!
rosaline (0) 2006-08-07 5:05
this is an absolutely excellent shot. The colour of the sky is a nice inky blue and you have brought out the street light and moon in a well balanced greyish white. All the elements work well here as this is quite effective, with the moon appropriately placed in the frame. An impressive work.
meagain (1086) 2006-08-07 16:27
atus (15838) 2006-08-07 18:08
very well captured and nicely composed very sharp shot. Excellent idea and great work! Congratulations.
izmirli (3987) 2006-08-08 5:07
merhaba dear veronica
wanderful picture.beautiful blue sky and grey colours.
beautiful moon and sky.well done.
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-08-08 6:08
This one is a pure delight, just love it ! :))
I put it in a theme i'm creating and started end of july in which i put a selection of pictures i love each day, hope you don't mind
Congratulations, so pure shot :)
ebayrakci (244) 2006-08-09 14:58
very impressive POV. Clear colours, i like parliement blue very much. TFS.
benkrut (2407) 2006-08-10 21:37
I love the composition. Nice that all things have same colours. Do you think everything here was made with the same material?Best wishes
vinicio (23415) 2006-08-11 4:00
Excellent composition Veronica, I like it well, compliments, clever idea and great result, well done.
veronika (6052) 2006-08-11 7:33
i can call this one easily an "artwork"´, it is absolutely fantastic, great effect and idea, bravo :)
PixelTerror (0) 2006-08-12 6:14
Wow this is nice, I like balancing of the elements in a photo and here you show a double balance, in both elements and colors, excellent !
Have a nice week end,
donluicu (24718) 2006-08-12 11:00
i don't know exactly what you've done to the pitcure, but the result is OK, very nice..and nice note..
danyy (0) 2006-08-12 14:53
Une composition assez abstraite, l'art de donner à une vue, une apparence de dessin.
Les contrastes dans les blancs sont très minimaux mais ceux des blancs par rapport aux bleus, exceptionnels.
bibiweb (8) 2006-08-13 1:18
This is a beautiful B&W (blue and white) compo with these two different elements nicely balanced within the frame of the picture. I really love this one!
pboehringer (770) 2006-08-13 11:27
The monochromatic quality of this shot gives almost a surreal atmosphere. Also quite interesting framing of these to elements in opposite corners. Regards, Peter
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-08-13 14:26
A nice composition with both elements in the corner.
PS the Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth, humans have lauched doren of satellites :o)
MLINES (12516) 2006-08-13 17:45
Hi Veronica, Very good fresh capture of this scene. Well arranged POV and excellent sharpness and colours. Congratulations. Murray.
Kirych (2703) 2006-08-14 15:11
Interesting night shot! I like composition from three colors: dark blue, grey and white.
Good capture and details.
bertolucci (13356) 2006-08-18 5:05
Hi Veronika, a remarkable and beautiful low light composition this is. The framing is superb and the colour contrast striking. The inclusion of the dove is a nice and enigmatic inclusion. Great work, congrats!
Have a fine weekend,
markstaples (15670) 2006-08-21 12:42
For some reason I missed this one. It's beautiful. SO well framed, such excellent composition and the two colours work so well. Superb.
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-08-22 8:09
Great night composition, dear Veronica !
I put this one in my favorits because it's really fantastic. Very well captured and framed.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice days,
prumod (8300) 2006-08-22 15:43
its brilliant capture and you are a genius photographer too...
take care quality..
jean-marie (3090) 2006-08-25 3:41
Sympa cette photo avec les deux sujets posés à l'opposé l'un de l'autre. J'aime beaucoup aussi la similitude des couleurs. Extra
Merci du partage
pablominto (53744) 2006-09-08 2:03
A most original moon photograph!
I'm amazed to see the way you create dynamics by the strong diagonal moon-bird...
Duotone works well here, and with impressive details in the moon!
Hanssie (10345) 2006-09-08 16:08
A romantic night-shot with such a great bright blue colour. A well chosen composition, it's an amazing beauty.....
mdetay (4865) 2006-10-14 6:17
Nice POV and framing.
Cheers from Hong Kong.
recepyuksel (17808) 2006-10-21 9:14
Excellent, creative,extraordinary and fine composition. Best wishes, selaam
Signal-Womb (13048) 2006-11-15 9:48
Veronica, you have a keen eye for such shots and this one was well realized. Good exposure on the moon here I notice. I would be tempted to have converted this to B&W with the help of the dodge and burn brushes in PS or whatever. Very well done..
robob (3646) 2006-12-22 12:10
Excellente composition de cette image sur un splendide fond uniforme. Bravo à toi !
stefanocer (10642) 2007-01-08 8:35
Fantastic shot with this great composotion , very difficult to obtain , Compliments , I'm also trying to do some shot of the moon and I know well how much is complicated .
dvknow (1311) 2007-01-13 12:08
very very very interesting!!!
you have lots of great ideas, you really feel it :) [it=photography]
best regards to very beauliful woman
batalay (34887) 2007-02-11 10:30
I like the shot and the romantic sentiment resonating in both the dove and the moon. As a professor of physics my enitire adult my life, I enjoyed seeing the paramaters.
Here is another specification: the Sun is about 395 times farther from the earth than is the moon, and the sun's diameter is about 395 times greater than that of the moon. That means that seen from the earth, the moon just about exactly covers the moon, so that in a solar eclipse you find a perfect fit (they create similar triangles). In 1919 Einstein's theory of General Relativity was tested by English and German scientists who journeyed to Principe Island off the coast of West Africa. The mass of the sun was seen to bend the light from a distant star, observable because the moon covered the sun and produced the effect of night.
Your photo is wonderful, beautifully composed and exposed.
neruda (4626) 2007-02-11 12:54
That is great graphic and capture, nice view..
Best regards my friend..
Stepan (27210) 2007-12-05 12:41
I'm discovering your gallery and there is a lot a small treasure... Have to be back...
I enjoy the mood you get there, with that special frame and zoom. And a good PP to have a pertinent moon light.
ARGI (3456) 2008-01-08 2:07
I missed you Veronica.
This shot is one of your best for my opinion.
A marvelus composition. The two color idea is fantatic. I love all your photos and the most your portaits. I hoppe one day to find time to comment them all !
My best regards
- Copyright: Veronica Gafton (veve) (4189)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-06-06
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Moon light [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-05 17:22
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