Comments on: Attempting to shoot the moon http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/08/06/attempting-to-shoot-the-moon/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: HelenStevens http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/08/06/attempting-to-shoot-the-moon/comment-page-1/#comment-351671 Mon, 13 Aug 2012 08:54:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=31873#comment-351671 It’s a beautiful shot, which is what you’d expect from Reuters photographers. And I think there’s a “Reuters style”, because quite often I can look at a photo in a newspaper or online, and peg it as a Reuters one, even before I see the credit.

As for faking – Reuters don’t do that. Talent, hard work and planning speak for themselves. Dylan’s one of the best.

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By: Eddyf http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/08/06/attempting-to-shoot-the-moon/comment-page-1/#comment-351656 Sat, 11 Aug 2012 12:39:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=31873#comment-351656 Luke MacGregor, thanks for your effort. It’s a great shot that’s inspiring lots of us.

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By: JW_Briggs http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/08/06/attempting-to-shoot-the-moon/comment-page-1/#comment-351631 Wed, 08 Aug 2012 21:48:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=31873#comment-351631 EKMarvi is being appropriately skeptical, but he is incorrect to be saying the 3rd day photo faked. If you download this excellent and mathematically rigorous astronomy shareware:

Stellarium

via a google search on the name above, and become familiar running it, you can see for yourself that the Moon does not change appearance too much for several days around the full phase. And as it does begin to shadow after full Moon, the reduction is on the western limb. The 3rd day photo described here seems to show appropriate reduction near Mare Crisium — in other words, the illuminated limb of the Moon is getting close to Mare Crisium. This is what one would expect a day or two after the full phase. I have not blown-up the photographer’s image to study it in obsessive detail — but my point is simply, it is NOT an obvious fake! And I see no reason to think it’s not real.

–John W. Briggs,
HUT Observatory,
Eagle, Colorado.

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By: EKMarvi http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/08/06/attempting-to-shoot-the-moon/comment-page-1/#comment-351630 Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:35:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=31873#comment-351630 I believe Day3 had been somewhat different from what is related here.

Actually, it should be something like this: “Exactly on time the moon began to show itself over the horizon”, but it missed a right slice. So I took the picture as I had planned to, I went back to my residence, and I replaced the Day3 moon with that of Day2, and I did the brushing, etc.

Sorry, but moon doesn’t rise in full round shape for 3 days/nights in a row, anywhere in the world.

Better luck next time!

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By: Stooshie http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/08/06/attempting-to-shoot-the-moon/comment-page-1/#comment-351629 Wed, 08 Aug 2012 10:33:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=31873#comment-351629 So does the moon represent Antarctica?

http://www.polarfoundation.org/projects/ project_detail/the_sixth_continent_initi ative_6ci/

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By: wonderlucy2011 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/08/06/attempting-to-shoot-the-moon/comment-page-1/#comment-351628 Wed, 08 Aug 2012 04:07:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=31873#comment-351628 That pictures are priceless. The Moon is the Lord of the Rings. The Olympics was missing a ring for so long.

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By: to2ed http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/08/06/attempting-to-shoot-the-moon/comment-page-1/#comment-351619 Tue, 07 Aug 2012 11:01:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=31873#comment-351619 Greatest Moment in Olympics 2012 outside its fields and venues of competitions. Luke MacGregor has etched for himself, his name and legacy in this historic and inspiring photo capture.

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By: doddles7 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/08/06/attempting-to-shoot-the-moon/comment-page-1/#comment-351618 Tue, 07 Aug 2012 09:58:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=31873#comment-351618 Now that is what you call the money shot.

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By: mountaindale http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/08/06/attempting-to-shoot-the-moon/comment-page-1/#comment-351616 Tue, 07 Aug 2012 05:23:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=31873#comment-351616 If that photo is real it is done to perfection!!!
A 6th Olympic ring !!

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/08/06/attempting-to-shoot-the-moon/comment-page-1/#comment-351615 Tue, 07 Aug 2012 04:42:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=31873#comment-351615 Luke, you are amazing. I want (may need) these pictures in my home. You brilliant, brilliant someone I previously did not know, and now do, fully named Luke MacGregor. Starstruck by the effort. :) Such an effort for such a worthy cause! Aim high, and settle for nothing less than your best, all Olympians!

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