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Starlings and Moon Atop a Church Steeple
16-OCT-2008

Starlings and Moon Atop a Church Steeple

Bodie (Ghost Town) California

Having a fair amount of experience with travel and nature photography, I'm often attuned to the nuances of objects both near and far in a scene. That was the case here, when I realized I could put the church steeple and birds in close juxtaposition with the moon.

When I showed some of those in our group what I had photographed, by letting them look at the LCD on the back of my camera, they found the image revelatory. They had looked out at what I looked out at, and then, simply for lack of experience, had failed to see what I saw. Soon enough, with a little practice of their own, they were learning to carve out their own vision of the world around them.

Nikon D300 ,Tokina 400mm Lens
1/3000s f/11.0 at 400.0mm ISO 800 full exif

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Tim May30-Nov-2008 20:18
I love the phrase carve out their vision - I am always looking for new metaphors for photography - I enjoy the metaphor almost as much as the image. I like the mini rainbows on the birds.
Jean Ray29-Oct-2008 04:28
Again, you have succeeded in creating a unique image instead of the more usual one of this subject. I'd never even noticed the details of the steeple!
Kathy Pedersen27-Oct-2008 14:23
A well seen moment, the placement of the moon could not have been any better!!!
Bill Paige26-Oct-2008 20:27
very cool
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