Harvest Moon

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I have awful luck with shooting astronomical events. Clouds, location, being forced into unconsciousness by a sinister virus, you name it. I guess I had better luck with tonight’s harvest moon. But, I was lucky enough to have a clear evening for tonight’s harvest moon.I know this shot’s nothing special, but I’ll probably use it for future photoshop projects.

Hopefully, I will have some luck with the next week’s predicted “secret moon,” followed by the “blinking moon” and eventual “noisy moon.”

(If you didn’t get that last reference, go do yourself a favor and download a podcast called Welcome to Nightvale. You’ll thank me. I promise.)

 

Birthday Gifts

     My friend Anna has a birthday coming up, and since she was the one who taught me the basics of the live trace art I put on the site, I thought that I would a new design just for the occasion. Problem is though, I have a tendency to go overboard, and made five. Now, I need some help from you guys to pick the best one. Just place your vote in the handy poll box. The winning print gets the honor of being an extra special birthday gift this Saturday. So be sure to vote, and if you’re feeling extra participatory, leave a comment down below telling me what you liked/hated about the designs above.

 

My First Composite Attempt

Moon Gestalt Attempt 2The “Super Moon” that got hyped up around the web turned out to be a massive letdown. So, screw nature, I’ve got Photoshop! I’ll just make my own moon image. Admittedly, my composite skills are still very basic, so most of this was trial and error. I’m not totally happy with it, but it’s a start. I’ll just have to keep practicing with it.

Of course any suggestions for improvement are welcome. So, please leave any thoughts in the comments below.