Monday, August 11, 2008

Odd Shot Monday

It's real......
but it's enhanced by Photoshop.

We were going birding early one morning while down in the Rio Grande Valley, just before Sunrise.
There was a fog forming and it was densest in the trees. The moonlight was shining through the trees and I thought I might be able to do something with the photo. It was shot with a telephoto lens to give some foreshortening to the Moon.

Click on the Photo for full effect.

Moon Glow in the Trees

It's been enhanced, but I thought it was interesting for a change.

Leave a comment, pro or con.

For other interesting photography visit Katney's.

Troy

33 comments:

Louise said...

INCREDIBLE moon. Love how green the ground is as well!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Looks odd to me. ;-)

Was this modified using Photoshop Elements? If so, I may try something like it.

Aileni said...

I feel that should make a great cover for a book. hat book I don't know... perhaps we should have a competion :)

mommanator said...

all I can say is WOW!

Daryl said...

Now I am humming 'it must have been moon glow .. ' .. I love what you did in PS ... so cool .. frame-able but then 99.99% of your photos are frame-able!

:-Daryl

Rambling Woods said...

I LOVE that..I need to learn how to do that...
Happy Monday. I always look forward to seeing what people come up with. My fingers are not cooperating today so the general note. ..Michelle..
Rambling Woods

Rambling Woods said...

I see you use BugGuide.Net too. Aren't they great? I am very interesting in your part of the country..

Michael Palmer said...

Very Surreal!!

RuneE said...

Definitely a pro. I see now reason not to use the tools that have been developed when it suits me.

The result was outstanding - the single tree, the "giant" moon, the shine around the trees - I liked it a lot.

diane cook said...

Troy~this is an awesome shot! It is a definate "thumbs up" for me!

kjpweb said...

Interesting! Not necessarily my kind of thing - interesting nevertheless!
Cheers, Klaus

B. Roan said...

I love it. Looks like a nice setting for a creepy story to me. Hope you are having a wonderful Monday.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

I don't know what the original photograph looked like, but the end result of your enhancement make a compelling picture. Amazing moon!

becky voyles said...

Cool moon! Thanks for liking my Walking Tree Odd Shot today.

dguzman said...

Interesting effect. I'm curious to see the original!

Lew said...

I like the surreal effect that you achieved. It is a great shot of the moon!

The Texican said...

Now that is a great photograph. Pappy

babooshka said...

It is a welcome change.
Very interesting spooky image.

Patty said...

That is really nice. It almost looks like a poster. I need to learn how to use some of the photo programs. I am always seeing such amazing photos with them.

Judi~Gmj said...

Wow, amazing editing, that takes talent not just product. :)

Luke Wiley said...

Love the effect in photoshop!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Fantastic!! I love this!! How I wish I could something like this!

Katney said...

I am hinting for Photoshop Elements for Christmas. It will make so many things possible. But for Odd Shots I will keep to the ones which are naturally odd.

piedmontperspective said...

Your moon is excellent. Great PhotoShop effects!

Shellmo said...

Love the effects!

Marvin said...

Eerie but cool. I imagine there are some King Ranch ghosts hiding behind those palms.

lisaschaos said...

I likey! Love the moon glow and line of trees. :)

Gattina said...

It looks very misterious and special ! I like it very much !!

fishing guy said...

Troy: Interesting photo with super results.

Coca Cutie said...

Looks AWESOME to me!
Fantastic!

Bob Johnson said...

Duh, it has the Moon in it, gotta be awesome!!

The Urban Buddha said...

Cool pic! A great odd shot. PhotoShop is sooo much fun!! :o) Have a great day!

CrazyCath said...

That is awesome.
I got some moon shots this week which I was thinking were ok. This one just put them away in a drawer!

Wow wow wow.
I am still in awe.