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Death Valley Race Track


 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner   Moonbeam
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"Moonbeam" was an experimental photographic project I tried in the remote Death Valley Racetrack are. The first image was a still long exposure which included the tent with an LED light inside, the second was an image of about the same exposure time simply moving the camera immediately before shutter starts (made several attempts to get it right and smooth). I waited until the moon was in this position for this version. It was in photoshop that I fused the moving image on top of the still. It is fun and interesting to note that the streak is not the path of the moon, rather the path of the moon across the sensor of the camera. I have a couple more images from this group, so stay tuned to see how they turned out.

Craig Bill

 
 
 

Harvey A. Ravitch
 

A WoW for Me! I Love the contrast of silohuette vs overly bright light coming from the top of mountain...sultry Blue vs Black Silohuette Adds Impact.. Excellent!


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December 28, 2018

 
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  This is stunning, Craig. How did you create or capture the light streak effect? Love the look.


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January 29, 2019

 

Craig Bill
  The first image was a still long exposure which included the tent with an LED light inside, the second was an image of about the same exposure time simply moving the camera immediately after shutter starts (made several attempts to get it right and smooth). I waited until the moon was in this position for this version. It was in photoshop that I layered the moving image on top of the still and allowed only the bright part of the moving image to be visible (lighten blend). It is fun and interesting to note that the streak is not the path of the moon, rather the path of the moon across the sensor of the camera. I have a couple more images from this group, so stay tuned to see how they turned out.


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January 29, 2019

 
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  Awesome - thanks for sharing.


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February 03, 2019

 
- MARLON IGNACIO

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  This is spectacular, Craig! Congratulations and thank you for sharing your technique!


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March 01, 2019

 
- Christine Greenspan

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  Many congrats on this incredible winner!


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March 01, 2019

 

Craig Bill
  Thank you!


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March 01, 2019

 
- Rosemary Sampson

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  Extraordinary photo! Love it! and thanks for your explanation.


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March 18, 2019

 
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