As I am again in Brazil, this weekend I made a short visit to one of my favorite spots near Sao Paulo; which is the village of Campos do Jordao. You will find more info in my previous post here.
It was a nice fresh day and the 1700 meters above sea level where the town is located helped with a beautiful clean sky.
When the afternoon was ending, I decided to visit the Auditorium Park to assist a show. this is a theatre on one of the hills, surrounded by a nice park full of Araucaria trees, which are characteristic of the region.
I was taking some photos of some very high Araucaria trees under the soft light of sunset, when I noticed that the moon was perfectly visible between the branches; and then again, I could not resist switching lenses to my longest available at the moment (200mm + 1.4 TC) and took a couple of shots.
I was not sure which one to post as ‘main’, but finally decided for the closer view of the moon, surrounded by a somehow still light sky. Then, in the workshop you will find two ‘bonuses’, an un-cropped version of the moon photo, and a full view of the Araucaria trees, taken at 18mm.
I think that the very clean air and the light, almost the start of the magic hour, helped with the results.
In the case of the cropped photos, the processing did not include anything special, except that curves and USM where applied in multiple successive passes, with very light settings.
The shadows of the left of the ‘main’ photo are some branches that I opted not to clone.
Raw Capture at ISO 200 – f4 – 1/500s @ 200 mm.+ 1.4 TC
Post processing: Raw file conversion (DPP) to JPG, then (PS CS) cropping, contrast (curves), USM, frame, and save for the web.
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francad (248) 2006-05-09 16:03
WAOoo, superbe, on dirait qu'elle flotte dans l'air comme une bulle de savon; magique
skegz (453) 2006-05-09 16:16
"Once in a blue moon" - fantastic picture. Really great colours and details. Nice one, Dave
manatee (4658) 2006-05-09 16:16
I though this was made it by a telescope, is a exelent job really, congratulations, exelent picture.
Rossignol (2289) 2006-05-09 16:25
Good detail and texture, Carlos. There's a little noise in the surrounding blue of the sky, but that's probably down to the magnification and cropping to further enlarge the view of the moon.
MIG13 (0) 2006-05-09 16:30
Que foto, Carlos! Impressionante nitidez! Parece coisa da NASA rsrsrs! Legal o fato de que esta foto reflete a limpidez da atmosfera de Campos do Jordão, livre de umidade na maior parte do ano (daí ter se tornado, no passado, uma referência para a cura de doenças pulmonares). parabéns pela ousadia e pelo excelente resultado! Um abraço! Miguel.
anesugur (18789) 2006-05-09 16:47
Superb picture .
I like it a lot. Congratulations. Uğur
cyrrhus (2878) 2006-05-09 16:55
To be honest, I thought it was impossible to take pictures of the moon like this under daylight with a "simple" telelens.
I thought you has cheated some how... using a balloon or whatever ;-)
Impressive...muito bom...the blue background is perfectly suited... she should appear more often in daylight ! ;-)
expatinspain (364) 2006-05-09 17:01
I never thought that one could take a picture of a moon like this with just a 200mm lens. What does the +1.4 TC mean?
AthaPan (0) 2006-05-09 17:02
I will give you today 2 smileys but I still have a question:
How could you zoom with 200mm so far the moon???
I had even with 300mm my problems to scale it that way.
Speak to you
izmirli (3987) 2006-05-09 17:03
merhaba dear my friend carlos
interesting blue moon.successful composition.
well done.sevgiler saygılar.
saludos muy desde Turkey.my friend thank you.
jkos (981) 2006-05-09 17:16
Great shot. Seams almost unreal. If I didn't know you already, I would bet it had a lot of PS. But being a purist as you are (RAW capture!), it really technic. Congratulations.
Straight to my favorites!
Tue (27028) 2006-05-09 17:22
Impressive view of the moon! Very well captured with wonderful blue tones! Thanks for sharing!
OT12 (159) 2006-05-09 17:35
Very impressive ! Seems so close ..
TeresaT (10806) 2006-05-09 17:51
Hello again my dear friend,
You are working too much...2 photos in the same day ;-)
This one is absolutely brilliant.
We can see all details and textures of the moon.
Everything is perfect...so if you don't mind this one goes to my favourites gallery.
You are luckier than me...I never had catch the moon with this size or definition...and I have a 70-210mm lens...but I can´t :-(
Mais beijos ;-)
pboehringer (770) 2006-05-09 18:15
Parabens por esta foto e tambem a visao de alcancar algo impressionante com cropping. Esta lua parece que esta solta no ar.
elmec (12210) 2006-05-09 18:17
I don't know what can I say ...
P-S-I-G (25532) 2006-05-10 1:53
Great ! We can see lot of details very well.
pastadog (13111) 2006-05-10 1:58
A unique shot, Carlos, nicely complemented by the workshops so we can better understand the source of your inspiration - and your clever work. Regards, Daniel
plimrn (21344) 2006-05-10 3:02
This is such an amazing compo, I have no words to describe it; I can only make i a favorite. Like Daniel, I find the workshops are very useful as well.
Angshu (54999) 2006-05-10 3:38
A Wow shot Carlos...and thanks for the info. you've provided in your response to Naoto. Only wish I can someday take a shot like this :)
ahmetgedikli (25448) 2006-05-10 3:58
Wonderful shot! Perfect composition and colours...Well done, saludos.
Gerrit (45195) 2006-05-10 4:04
Impressive. I like the lighting and the details and material visible.
Thanks and regards,Gerrit
efigesta (12188) 2006-05-10 5:47
linda esta lua, perfeita composição com cores fantasticas
vai para as minhas favoritas
agbonavita (0) 2006-05-10 6:38
I never saw a moon like that here in Brazil!
I liked the details you get with a sigma 70-200mm, I with my 70-300 didn't get a result like that...
thnaks for share the momment.
andante (7092) 2006-05-10 7:13
Carlos, los detalles estan increibles, magnificos, esotericos, soberbios, estupendos, de madre, de padre, coolisimos, legales, ilegales, fantasticos, etc.
Un saludo cordial,
vinicio (23415) 2006-05-10 8:11
One of the most beautiful image of the moon that I've seen on TE, compliments, great work.
fabio_ts (13694) 2006-05-10 8:56
WOW Carlos, stunning picture.. great, great impact.. BRAVO+++
carper (96) 2006-05-10 10:43
this is a marvelous shot, a fantastic pov, this is a master piece, with my compliments for it.
Jribeirosantos (1916) 2006-05-10 12:26
Whaterver I write about this shot would not be enough ... It's true perfection ...
sandrasilva (644) 2006-05-10 13:59
It's seem that you touch the moon,because it's seem soo near.Perfect shot.Thanks for sharing your moment.
IDEA : *****
COLOR : *****
CONTRAST : *****
LIGHT : *****
Note : *****
FRAMING : *****
I wish you BEST.Sandra
xavshot (69835) 2006-05-10 14:08
pas grand chose à dire si ce n'est que cette lune est superbe ! De belles couleurs et du beau travail
atus (15838) 2006-05-10 18:46
what a great shot! Very,very nice. It is very well visible with very good details. Really compliments for this jewel,amigo!
Vato_Law (12720) 2006-05-10 19:18
This is a great approach photo on the moon. Love the textures and details on this picture. Great colours also.
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-05-11 1:35
Hola meu amigo, Carlos.
Already see many moons, but as this never.
Excellent definition, fantastic colors and very good texture and details.
This one goes to my favourites gallery.
TFS and have a nice day,
rosaline (0) 2006-05-11 3:41
A very beautiful and creative capture. Good that you got the shot during the blue hour with a nice colour cast. Good details and excellent sharpness deliver a great image. Well done.
Vesela (967) 2006-05-11 4:13
Superb image here!Just great!
anavazao (5592) 2006-05-11 7:14
As tuas foto tem uma excelente composição e cores! Bonita perspectiva, POV, nota!
O tratamento torna a foto quase em uma pintura!
gebala (0) 2006-05-11 7:42
hello, what a different photo from all TE gallery;) amaizing for me:D nice lens;) I like blue here:D well taken
jhm (136096) 2006-05-11 8:28
A wonderful picture, excellent and very attractive for looking, splendid work this one! My compliments.
lucasgalodoido (21051) 2006-05-11 10:08
Gostei dessa foto! Um momento mesmo! Fotos de Luas assim é muito difícil de capturar...
josepmarin (57595) 2006-05-11 11:49
Una foto fantástica. Es muy difícil conseguir esta definición y limpieza en una foto con tele de estas características. El color y la luz excelentes.
Muy bien hecha.
jafadabret (56501) 2006-05-11 14:49
Quel beau travail, Carlos !
Quand on voit d'où tu es parti, on reste plein d'admiration pour ce que tu as su faire. Le cliché a beaucoup de punch et notre bonne vieille lune a pris un coup de jeunesse.
john_c (24662) 2006-05-11 18:49
A fascinating portrayal of the blue moon. I really like the contrast between the shaded and sunlit parts of the moon. The black portions to the left are a little distracting, but overall a very fine and dramatic shot.
pitai (3985) 2006-05-11 21:28
Hola Carlos! La verdad que la luna estaba lindísima. Muy cautivadora. Me gusta mucho el hecho que se encuentre sombreada. Bonitos colores en el cielo. Yo solo le filtraría el ruido. También me gustaron mucho las fotos del WS. Un saludo, Gabriel
cengiz (3591) 2006-05-12 3:19
very good job
usefull texth and good details about moon
papagolf21 (83666) 2006-05-12 7:23
Bonsoir mon ami Carlos,
C'est tout simplement incroyable ! La beauté de cette photo est stupéfiante !
Inutile de faire de longues phrases, la qualité est parfaite.
delkoo (68) 2006-05-12 11:42
only one word "magnifique"
axiotea (21649) 2006-05-13 4:02
I think was the good choice to post that photo as "main" because I found it perfect with good details...well done...TFS...
All the best,
rabdelnoor (3421) 2006-05-13 10:19
A really outstandig picture, capturing with amazing details the texture and light of the full moon. I already placed it on my favourites.
Wellcome back to Brazil.
Rev (1790) 2006-05-13 15:28
This is a brillient photo.
The colour and light is simply perfect.
The sharpness is also excellent.
A very, very, very good phot
berek (34639) 2006-05-13 16:53
I just say great. wonderful picture my friend. congratulations.
Meaning Sense :-)))
wgreis (8267) 2006-05-13 21:08
olha... eu tenho uma Lua, mas não chega nem perto da beleza e nitidez que esta sua apresenta.
isabela_sor (47557) 2006-05-14 4:00
"To the moon & back" is my favorite song!I remember this beautiful song when I watch this splendid photo!Thank you for memories,for amazing image and for your note...for all,my dear friend!
A nice Sunday
alejandroguzman (4684) 2006-05-14 18:27
ESTO ESTA INCREIBLE !!!!
me dejaste sin palabras por tanta belleza !!!!
BrianGraney (1738) 2006-05-14 18:50
I really am in awe of this - it's like an image from an astronomical telescope but taken by someone with a soul.
It's simply beautiful, and I can't stop looking at it.
Kirych (2703) 2006-05-15 14:43
One word - Great!
My congratulations! Tanya.
saguzar (862) 2006-05-15 16:36
Interesantísima composición, todavía no he probado con este estilo, solamente he publicado algunas del cielo en TN pero al natural.
En la textura se nota un poco el recorte que has hecho, pero de todos modos es genial
Giorgio (11279) 2006-05-16 2:11
- I am not expert in this type of photograph but I there find superb, they really have the feeling which it orbits, well done !
Mat87 (225) 2006-05-16 15:39
I can't believe it! What a shot. Great details and colors. I like the blue tones! Perfect!
Tracker (1942) 2006-05-16 15:57
Although a bit noisy, but anyway excellent photo. My congrats. Regards.
erdna (5711) 2006-05-17 0:35
It is a terrific shot Carlos! The moon is so detailed to the maximum capacity of your 200 mm. It is fascinating to look at. Very well done.
Thank you for your comments on my photo, "Rain Forest".
logios (1903) 2006-05-17 12:37
An excellent picture with amazing light and details.Congratulations,great job!
tjanze (5674) 2006-05-17 13:18
Excelent light and shadows.Sharpness is amazing.
Maybe a little too much,but I like it.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-05-20 6:19
A very well detailed one, not sure I have seen any blue hour moon shot before on Te so it is a nice addition, I believe you had to crop this one quite severely and I like the way it came out.
Have a nice week end,
Didi (55145) 2006-05-20 13:52
Une image très inhabituelle de la lune avec un arrière-plan bleu.
Cela semble irréel et je félicite la bonne maîtrise des paramètres de mesure de lumières.
Buenas noches Carlos
Une imagen muy inusual de la luna con unos orígenes azules. Eso parece irreal y felicito el buen control de los parámetros de medida de luces.
CRATEOS (7278) 2006-05-21 4:14
Mis feliciatciones por esta foto, está genial..muy impactante!!!!GNGRS Nikiforos
aznegrao (10316) 2006-05-21 8:56
Wowww Carlos, nunca consegui uma assim. Realmente uma foto de mestre.....Linda.
schobi (187) 2006-05-22 15:27
Hi Carlos! Great work from you - very sharp photo of our loyal companion :-)
Thanks for sharing, best regards
lukas (2067) 2006-05-24 6:02
Excellent quality Carlos,
Impossible to see this in Belgium (because of the light pollution).
This is top-photography!
Thanks for sharing.
marietom (34607) 2006-05-25 15:15
impressionnante, cette image ! Belles couleurs.
danyy (0) 2006-05-26 17:49
superbe, fien à dire.
Des couleurs inhabituelles qui rendent la Lune féerique.
balatrek (7455) 2006-06-07 17:40
Espectacular, no habia visto nada similar hasta ahora, posee unos bellos contrastes y una nitided asombrosa, felicidades.
tinamunk3 (6404) 2006-06-19 13:20
This is probably the most impressive shot of the moon I have ever seen. WOW!!!
MLINES (12516) 2006-07-02 22:09
Hi Carlos, Excellent capture of the moon with a lot of details showing well. Congratulations. Murray.
LeToun (0) 2006-07-10 4:18
hello Carlos !
It's just perfect
PrzemekN (140) 2006-07-10 4:24
This is really fantastic - I think we can seldom see the moon in that way - when there is no doubt it is a...well...real object in the sky and not a "big painting" (usually it looks rather flat)
Very good photo in my oppinion. The slight brighter perimeter of the moon - from the left side (probably due to the photo-matrix characteristics) looks as if there is atmosphere there =).
mire (88) 2006-07-10 4:46
I like it very much!!
CarmenSofia (96) 2006-07-10 4:52
What a fantastic picture, it´s just magnificent to see just the moon, the colour of the background woderful. Very good shot
folas (232) 2006-07-10 5:02
it's really wonderful. But I prefered the one you have in your workshop where the moon is more far.
Brendon (285) 2006-07-10 5:33
First off, a big thanks for all the wonderful and useful information you have provided us in taking better moon shots. I'm still trying...and one of these times I will prevail. That said, I simple marvel at your moon photo. Great work.
TFS your photos and your ideas!!!
riclopes (35577) 2006-07-26 3:42
Como não podia deixar de ser, eu tinha de vir fazer uma visita a esta imagem espectacular que salta à vista imediatamente, da 1ª página da tua galeria. A foto da lua está mesmo muito boa, com uma definição impressionante e luminosidade muito bem conseguida. Ainda por cima está acompanhada de uma nota excelente e duas fotos extras que nos ajudam a perceber a história desta imagem. Ainda bem que decidiste colocá-la como imagem principal. Até a sombra que decidiste não cortar fica bem. 14 favoritos explicam o sucesso desta imagem. Muitos parabéns!
Um abraço amigo,
alana (2625) 2006-08-01 22:50
From a thumbnail I thought it is not real, I couldn't believe my eyes. Wow, what a capture. Incredible image.
MayaG (2413) 2006-08-03 18:47
wow! what can I say..Im impressed. This one is a rarity and I fully appreciate it as such.
you can be proud of this shot!
jinju (14265) 2006-08-10 3:24
Hi, this photo has some of the elements that would cause me to hate it. Its a moon shot, its bulls eye cenetered...so heres my surprise. Im really loving it. I think the reason is that for some reason youve managed to create an illusion as if the moon was hanging in the air not up in space. I cant explain it, but this is one of the better moon images...just look at your score.
veronika (6052) 2006-08-10 8:07
Wooooow Carlos, incredible amazing picture filled with moon, great atmosphere :)
bantonbuju (51771) 2006-08-15 17:05
this is as if the whole image was unreal, the moon, the blue tonalty and the shadows creeping into the image;
fascinating, not an easy job to take an interesting photo of the moon, you have succeeded :-))
best wishes, j.
rahul__rahul__ (2250) 2006-08-21 16:37
nice picture, I like the centering of this and the details are wonderful
lasscor (7640) 2006-08-23 14:59
Wonderful and amazind composition.
Great textures, colors, light and sharpness.
chrisnet (21088) 2006-09-01 8:10
Great and magic view,perfectly picture!
lilimih33 (9912) 2006-09-19 5:23
Hello! This it's a fantastic photo! Incredibil! Lili
Donald (136) 2006-10-28 19:09
Hi Carlos, This it A dream photo, oh how I envey you talent and perfection, it is truly perfect.
KellEy (1237) 2007-01-14 21:04
Crazy. I was debating on buying a similar lens for my Olympus E-330, now I'm sold.
This is fabulous and SO real!
The colours and clarity far exceed anything I've seen of the moon photos on the trek sites...out of this world!
borka (264) 2007-01-31 0:49
Really Amazing shot, one of my favorites. I have a question though : I don't understand how did you make the unlit part of the moon darker than the sky? I thought it is only possible to see the moon when it is lit by the sun, and is darker than the sky - I never thought that you can actually see something that is !darker! than the sky.. Is this how it was visible from that location, is it something you can only see high up in the mountains?
Albrecht (11281) 2007-03-14 6:27
Very sharp and good picture of the moon.The best possible according to the lens you have used. Nice job.
kiks (11749) 2007-03-14 6:36
This is breathtaking. Incredible how sharp the moon is.
thebecky (688) 2007-03-14 6:55
Wonderful - I think everything is already said - I add my compliments
monib (9) 2007-04-07 7:54
cool shot! amazing lens. I'd love to buy one like that.
calimex (151) 2007-04-16 12:49
Wow, Carlos. This is a fabulous capture and presentation of the moon. This is the kind of shot that, like a sunset/sunrise, may seem cliche at first glance, but when you look at it closer you see a great work. In this case, you also have provided an informative note about this image, your personal experience when you took it, and the process for presenting it to us.
All in all, an excellent and masterful image!
Pattyjy (2180) 2007-09-05 1:40
Absolument sublime. Bravo. Amitié, Patty.
otherpete (22) 2007-09-05 1:43
This is a brilliant shot. I have tried many times to photograph the moon with varyimg results....but nothing like this...well done.
carlab (2095) 2007-09-05 1:56
bokaie (2) 2007-09-05 1:56
Unbelievable shot, I would have thought this was only possible with a telescope.
prashant29 (114) 2008-03-19 3:35
Brilliant shot Carlos !!
Something..which can not be put in the words by me. Thanks for the note...else i was thinking, you had gone for some space walk.
biswajit13us (139) 2009-07-25 0:01
wow that is simply suberb.
Could U just let me know that with Raw format capture what was the zoom factor before cropped it.
desman (2220) 2010-03-13 0:42
pfffff, depuis quand la lune fonce le ciel ? c'est du grand n'importe quoi !
Et je ne suis pas impressionné par le photo montage, très médiocre, avec ce résidu d'atmosphère sur la lune, mais on n'est plus à une incohérence prêt...
bref je n'appelle pas ça une photo. Au moins, aurait-il fallu préciser qu'il s'agissait d'un trucage et non de la réalité, plutôt que de chercher à impressionner en jouant sur la crédulité des gens.
deOliveira (54) 2012-01-19 10:44
I ve' been in Campos do Jordão when I was kid. Unfortunately I had no camera.
It is a great shot, and is going to my favorites, although the black spot on left is a defect, that could be easily corrected with a image editor software. Congrats
Noel_Byrne (21684) 2012-03-06 11:27
I have no other word for this but spectacular. I have never ever seen the moon presented this way. Bravo!!
cornejo (28812) 2013-08-13 9:33
Hola Carlos, repasando tu galería me he topado con esta maravillosa postal de la bella Luna, es une excelente fotografía perfecta de calidad, mis felicitaciones por este maravilloso trabajo, gracias por compartirlo.
Buen dia y feliz resto de semana.
Un cordial saludo.
miczz (45) 2013-08-15 10:13
your moon look's like the blue moon from the Smurfs movie :)
I have to admit that it looks amazing, and seems to be so close :)
- Copyright: Carlos Martinez (cjmm) (4479)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-06
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 EX APO HSM
- Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Moon Shots, Greatest-1116, 'more photos that I'd like to remember (V), Moon photos, ho ho hoooo! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-09 16:00
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