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Moonrise Tidalfalls by BobVPR Moonrise Tidalfalls by BobVPR
Submitted to the Photography, Animals, Plants, and Nature Gallery's first "Natures Natural Textures" photography contest! The dramatic tides along Maine's coastline are perfect for images of the moonrise mirrored upon moving water. Sunset on the day before full moon will often leave sufficient sunlight at moonrise to still illuminate the delicate textures of Maine's pink granite rocks and the foliage of the distant forest. Location in Maine is the Tidal Falls Preserve.


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Leslie-Elizabeth Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
I love how much this photo captures! This is so beautiful.
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BobVPR Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Thanks! It is one of my favorite places. Particulary for moonrise since it offers a wide open expanse of the eastern sky.
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing mood, congrats.
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BobVPR Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Thank you! A shimmer in the dark is sometimes a shout.
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome :nod:
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
Featured here [link]
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BobVPR Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Great journal :) and thanks for the feature!
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you and you are very welcome:-)
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Annaphotix Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful scene, peaceful in every sense, not giving anything away about what might or might not occur next day...
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BobVPR Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Thanks!
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foggyday Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
This caught my attention right away, but then again, how could it not? I noticed there's a little more focus on the rocks, though. Still, it's an over-all tranquil view.
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BobVPR Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Thank you! Now, do you think there is too much attention to the barnacles and not enough to the moon, or do you mean the focus should be sharper above the water? I know the moon was blurred by the exposure (the moon was moving like crazy, or the earth was turning, or maybe it was the mosquitos!).

I have this photographic style and persistent muse I am obligated to obey which says big crisp foreground objects with lots of tasty texture and then soft etherial midground details and then something wow bringing up the rear (like a K2 or space shuttle or a moon). Sometimes all I get is a picture of my cat.
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PJFriel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Please tell your muse that I think she's brilliant. And bravo to you for listening to her...and for being hilariously funny. :)
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BobVPR Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Thanks! She's an angel and I'll pass along your comments!
[link] In minor chords she misbehaves...

"...The scent melody, remember?
(the little black keys discord dance)
She is totally blind
and needs your eyes,
not to take, but to give… you feel Her hand
and you spin on the dance floor, little black keys
that lift you up
through the clouds."
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PJFriel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Your words invoke such lovely pictures. I believe tonight that I'll dream of dancing angels and the scent melody. :)
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BobVPR Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Thanks! As they pass through the well of perception, words become pictures,

becoming symbols,

falling,

out of reach,

Becoming responses.
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foggyday Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
You're welcome. Actually, I think the focus on the barnacles is very nice, since it allows us to see all of its details. Maybe I was thinking about the way that it takes up a large space in the bottom part of the photo.

I quite like your style, and I have enjoyed admiring every photo you've submitted.
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BobVPR Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Thank you, it is my pleasure!
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic work!
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BobVPR Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Thanks! :)
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure! :)
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great shot, the clarity even though it's a long shutter speed has been pulled off really well - i doff my hat and salute in your general direction :]
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BobVPR Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Wow! Well that is certainly great to hear, thanks for the doff of the hat!

I looked at that photo this morning in RAW and converted it to TIf and it still looked too dark, but RAW keeps enough kernals of goodness that I could lift the midrange and highlights on the rocks. Now, in full 5.2 meg file (not the DA image) the rocks look so squeeky clean the barnacles chirrup (or maybe they meow, what do I know)!
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liviugherman Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
excellent photo :)
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BobVPR Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Thanks! This morning I saw the contrast on this was too much so I opened the RAW image and recovered the detail from the depths of darkness. I sometimes wonder if the title location "Tidal Falls" leads one to expect waterfalls when actually tidal falls are reversing rapids caused by tides rising and falling every six hours. The Tidal Falls Preserve in Hancock Maine is a bird sanctuary with a hot dog stand; well really it is a lobster shack. Folks come for the lobsters and end up going for the birds!
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