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Judd Patterson
03-28-2008, 09:35 PM

Last Friday I took off after work and drove to Myakka River State Park to camp and prepare for photography in Tampa Bay the next morning. I took time for a few photographs in the park that night (under a full moon) before catching a couple hours of sleep. I wanted to come across a nice anchoring foreground object for the lower-left, but I struck out...

Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D
Date/Time: 2008:03:21 21:03:52
Exposure: 239 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200
Lens: EF17-40mm f/4L USM @ 18mm
AF mode: Manual Focus
CFn 2: Long exposure noise reduction: On

Robert Amoruso
03-28-2008, 09:45 PM
Nice flow to the clouds Judd. I think that the reflection helps to offset the lack of an anchor and I am OK with it as presented. You would not even know that it was a nighttime image. I like the angle the opposing shores make and how one is much longer then the other. It leads you through the image. Excellent execution.

Harold Davis
03-29-2008, 04:57 AM
i agree with robert. well done!! and i would have never known it was at night!!

Alfred Forns
03-29-2008, 07:35 AM
The only sign it was a night time are the clouds !!!! Excellent Judd !!!!! Good luck a the Bay !!!

Roman Kurywczak
03-29-2008, 11:39 AM
Hi Judd,
I agree with Robert and Harold that it's tough to tell that it was night. My 2 cents is to darken it overall but without sacrificing the beautiful clouds! Fine line there, but then your reflected clouds in the left corner will become part of the night composition. I think your sky cloud are a great compositional element,

Arthur Morris
03-29-2008, 06:31 PM
Hey Judd, This rocks. It is beautiful as is. Great meeting you the other day. later and love, artie

Anita Rakestraw
03-31-2008, 03:06 AM
This caught my eye from the thumbnail, Judd - the beautiful light + the cloud drama! Love it!