I headed out with the intention of capturing the full moon on Friday night just gone. I scouted this location the evening before to see where the moon would rise and possible compositions I could go with. It was then just a matter of sitting and waiting, hoping that the clouds would cooperate.

Kananaskis Country
Alberta. Canada

27 responses

  1. whoa trippy….what focal length?

    July 2, 2010 at 3:38 am

    • Luke Austin

      This was shot with a 24mm tilt shift

      July 2, 2010 at 4:02 am

  2. this is AWESOME! and i still hate you for it mate!

    July 2, 2010 at 4:10 am

    • Luke Austin

      Thanks Dylan

      July 4, 2010 at 9:58 am

  3. absolute stella Mr Austin …. We need to chat soon ….

    July 2, 2010 at 5:41 am

    • Luke Austin

      Why thank you Mr Pritchard. Will hopefully catch you over the next few days

      July 4, 2010 at 9:59 am

  4. True North Mark

    Now you are really starting to piss me off Luke!

    Mate, awesome shot!

    Can you send some of that vista down this way?:)

    July 2, 2010 at 5:57 am

    • Luke Austin

      lol Thanks Mark
      It’s in the mail

      July 4, 2010 at 9:59 am

  5. Super masterpiece Luke as usual. Quit while your ahead.

    July 2, 2010 at 6:22 am

    • Luke Austin

      Thanks Thomas, appreciate the kind words.
      I think i will make a few minor changes to the final though

      July 4, 2010 at 10:01 am

  6. Nie shot mate, I like it heaps…. Hows things ?

    July 2, 2010 at 8:34 am

    • Luke Austin

      Cheers Rodney. Yeah good, trying to get out shooting whenever I can. Must be hangin out for NZ?

      July 4, 2010 at 10:02 am

  7. Amazing shot. Was the moon really that big? Great work.

    July 2, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    • Luke Austin

      Thanks Chris. The moon was really big as it just rose over the mountains. I shot the moon at 200mm and blended it in to give a real presence in the scene. The 24mm wide angle lens didn’t do justice to both the moon and mountains.

      July 4, 2010 at 10:05 am

  8. Clint Baker

    Great shot mate!!!… that moon look amazing!!

    July 4, 2010 at 4:29 pm

  9. matt saul

    Awesome Luke, so did you take a shot of the mountains at a larger focal length and blend them in too? clever clever!

    July 4, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    • Luke Austin

      Thanks Matt. No just the moon

      July 8, 2010 at 7:55 am

  10. Maaaaate, Stunning stuff and thanks for putting the effort to get it.

    July 6, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    • Luke Austin

      Thanks Pete

      July 8, 2010 at 7:56 am

  11. Damn Luke this is just amazing. I’m just blown away by this shot.


    July 7, 2010 at 6:21 am

    • Luke Austin

      Thanks Jamie

      July 8, 2010 at 7:56 am

  12. fantastic shot , dodgy moon mate, too yellow and too big. I think if you make it half the size make it whiter and soften it a bit it will look more real. It looks stuck on. I duplicate the moon when I drop on in and add a gausian blur to the bottom one to add a glow. Adjust the opacity to get it looking perfect.

    July 9, 2010 at 10:30 am

    • Luke Austin

      Thanks for that advise. I actually lowered the temperature of the moon a lot already but have been meaning to lower it more. It had just risen and was therefor far warmer than it appears here. I agree that a whiter and softer more would look more appealing. I’ll try lower the temp further and add a diffuse glow.

      July 9, 2010 at 11:00 am

    • MatthewSaul

      liking that duplicate and blur idea to get the glow, clever!

      July 9, 2010 at 8:15 pm

  13. Wicked looking shot Luke!

    July 11, 2010 at 8:37 pm

  14. yep it works well Matthew. Luke it is a stunning scene with that moon fixed it will be a winner.

    July 18, 2010 at 11:36 am

  15. wow luke, this doesn’t even look real! amazing image

    July 22, 2010 at 7:03 pm

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