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Under the Rising Moon by Jim Patterson
Monday, 23rd August 2010

Under the Rising Moon

by Jim Patterson

Here is a shot from my brief visit to Joshua Tree back in December. For this image, I used a white LED flashlight to light paint the rocks. Nikon D300 Tokina 10-17mm fisheye @ 10mm 30 sec @ f8, ISO 800 White LED flashlight for light painting
Jim Patterson
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Under the Rising Moon by Jim Patterson was photo of the day on Monday, 23rd August 2010. It is tagged , . You can leave a comment below.


23rd August 2010 at 5:12 am

Brilliant night photo ! Great job with the flash light.

23rd August 2010 at 5:35 am

Great photo! Does anyone else see the giant goose in the picture?


23rd August 2010 at 7:32 am

what an amazing picture!
it’s almost like a dinosaur grazing or resting its head!

23rd August 2010 at 8:07 am

great image and technique :-)

23rd August 2010 at 8:08 am

Nice one Jim :) Lovin it.

23rd August 2010 at 8:11 am

Nice to s the rocks and the moon at the same time instead of just a silhouette.

23rd August 2010 at 12:41 pm

Good plan to light the foreground! NICE SHOT.

23rd August 2010 at 12:52 pm

Nice use of the light!


23rd August 2010 at 2:28 pm

Wonderful shot!

23rd August 2010 at 2:28 pm

So very creative and such a beautiful composition, like you are really there.

Helen Hart

23rd August 2010 at 2:35 pm

Anyone else see the goose head and neck in that rock? AWESOME!

23rd August 2010 at 3:37 pm

The stars here are amazingly crisp for a 30 second exposure. I love the way you maintained the foreground shadows in the rocks.

Wes Baker

23rd August 2010 at 5:40 pm

Amazing picture — well done! Have to say, like objects in the clouds, my first split-second impression was of a goose… body on the left, neck arching over with the head on the ground — even discoloration in the rock for the eyes.

Susan Adkinson

23rd August 2010 at 9:24 pm

Beautiful photo. The rock formation looks like a duck bent down.

23rd August 2010 at 9:36 pm

Superb image, Jim! Thank you too for sharing the info on how you took it.


23rd August 2010 at 9:51 pm

nice one pro


23rd August 2010 at 9:57 pm

I hadn’t noticed it Helen, but now you’ve said it, all I can see is a giant goose!! Great shot, love it

Marie Dunphy Harding

23rd August 2010 at 10:13 pm

Helen, I saw an elephant’s head & trunk! … goose isn’t bad either though!

23rd August 2010 at 11:48 pm

Really nice one Jim, you got a couple winners on that trip, for sure!

24th August 2010 at 3:12 am

Beautiful shot and brilliant exposure with the light!

Katherine Lee Strassburg

24th August 2010 at 3:43 pm

I actually thought it was a swan. Lovely image!

25th August 2010 at 6:57 pm

Great lighting.


26th August 2010 at 12:58 pm

The beauty of rocks and our imagination together! Very nice pic!


28th August 2010 at 3:55 am

Wonderful shot. I love the placement of Orion in the picture.

10th September 2010 at 6:44 am

Very nice shot and great exposure!


7th October 2010 at 10:52 pm

Love this shot I had to look twice as i think it looks like a Swan leaning her head on the rocks below

23rd August 2011 at 5:25 am

Classic image Jim. Love the moon-flair!

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