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|Description ||Calanais looking North
This image illustrates a full moon rise to the east of Calanais, an event which occurs at the time of the setting sun in the west every year on the date of the Autumnal full moon (the full moon closeset to the equinox).|
| Great capture.|
| Fantastic shot!|
| Very beautiful, very surreal - I nominate for spirit of place, anyone second me?|
| I Second. |
| So do I - thats a nice pic. Good shape. Good time to take.|
| Lovely picture, I agree, but surely only as switehead himself says, an illustration ? That moon must have been added using trickery ? If not I apologise profusely in advance. |
| Yes sir, trickery and witchcraft no less ;) like all photography it is a trick, the science of freezing time and motion; that fleeting moment of history, suspended in time for eternity, the concoction of chemicals, light stimulating sensors, where do we draw the line what is real, what is truth. The photograph is real, the event is real, however, this is not a reportage type photograph, this is a fine art photograph. To use the term trickery is derogatory, I aim not to trick or deceive any one, only to share what I saw. Photography is about expression , even if you just point and shoot, you still decide the optimal moment to press the shutter, a fragment of time you hope will convey your message. This is my expression of an event I witnessed, but due to the technical limitations of photography , whether it is film of digital when dealing with strong light sources i.e. the moon or sun, this image had to be re-created, staged, using exposures taken at different times of day.|
Many thanks for all your comments and if anyone’s interested, full details of the simultaneous sunset - moonrise event portrayed in the photograph can be found here http://www.calanaisstones.co.uk.
| Thanks for that link swhitehead. I've added it to my favourites. I think it is lovely, and good of you to share it with us.|
| yes its a fantastic piece of visual artwork! Well done switehead|
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