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I always wanted to shoot a picture with the rising moon. However, my attempts never turned out right. Ironically, when I finally saw the perfect motif, it was near one of the ugliest places of the Pyrenees: Piau-Engaly. We just returned from a hike which had taken us to three mountain passes and I had just crossed the creek when I saw this little tree with Miss Luna paying it a visit. I grabbed the camera for this single 250mm shot. Oct 4th 2011

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MarcsoltanWow wow wow!

Marcsoltan

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This is one heck of photograph! It looks like you captured moon rise and sunset in a perfect setting. I love the light and shadow both on the landscape and the tree.
A photo to rival your double/triple rainbow with your shadow in its center.
Cheers,
Marc
Posted Oct 30, 2011 10:55 am

Gangolf HaubRe: Wow wow wow!

Gangolf Haub

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Thanks Marc! You're absolutely right - in both cases I was in the right place at exactly the right time. But while with the brocken spectre there was no way of missing what was going on I captured this one just because I happened to look up when I had crossed a creek bed. A few steps later and the opportunity wouldn't have presented itself ...
Posted Oct 30, 2011 12:22 pm

Gangolf HaubRe: I swear that...

Gangolf Haub

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yours isn't bad either :-)
Posted Oct 30, 2011 4:46 pm

TyeDyeTwinsWell Captured...

TyeDyeTwins

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Last light on the tree...and 1st light for the moon! Great contrast...this photo is a work of art.
Posted Oct 30, 2011 11:43 pm

Gangolf HaubRe: Well Captured...

Gangolf Haub

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I'll sell it as a picture postcard :-)

Thanks
Posted Oct 31, 2011 6:24 am

dmikiRe: Well Captured...

dmiki

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You could...
Posted Oct 31, 2011 9:18 am

Antonio GianiBravissimo Gangolf...

Antonio Giani

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E' una magnifica immmagine

Ciao Antonio
Posted Oct 31, 2011 3:33 am

Gangolf HaubRe: Bravissimo Gangolf...

Gangolf Haub

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Mille grazie Antonio! Solamente la fortuna ...
Posted Oct 31, 2011 6:25 am

Mark DoironWow

Mark Doiron

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I agree with TyeDye Twins: This is a work of art. I too have searched for an image like this, but without yet finding it,. Thanks so much for sharing this special moment with us, Gangolf.

--mark d.
Posted Oct 31, 2011 4:14 am

Gangolf HaubRe: Wow

Gangolf Haub

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Mark, you'll find it in a very unexpected moment. I only hope you'll bring your camera!
Posted Oct 31, 2011 6:27 am

EricChuCongratulations!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

This was a precious moment that fell into your hands, Gangolf! And you captured it simply magnificently!
Cheers,
Eric
Posted Oct 31, 2011 4:56 am

Gangolf HaubRe: Congratulations!

Gangolf Haub

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Well I only picked up the camera and clicked at the tree at full zoom. Found out what I had done only a couple of hours later when I looked at the shot on my iPad.
Thanks
Posted Oct 31, 2011 6:28 am

PAROFESJust

PAROFES

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Fantastic....That`s it!
Posted Oct 31, 2011 6:07 am

Gangolf HaubRe: Just

Gangolf Haub

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Thanks!
Posted Oct 31, 2011 6:28 am

justahikerGreat shot!

justahiker

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Just perfect and fantastic moment to catch, Gangolf.
Thanks for sharing!
Posted Oct 31, 2011 7:21 am

Gangolf HaubRe: Great shot!

Gangolf Haub

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Be at the right place at the right time and pray to have the camera handy :-)
Posted Oct 31, 2011 8:30 am

gabr1I really like this photo

gabr1

Voted 10/10

Thank you for sharing it.
Posted Oct 31, 2011 7:29 am

Gangolf HaubRe: I really like this photo

Gangolf Haub

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Grazie mille!
Posted Oct 31, 2011 8:31 am

visentinI join the others

visentin

Voted 10/10

with the same compliment. Isn't that the grassy slopes over St Lary seen from the town in morning ? classic ! :)
What camera do you use Gangolf ?
Posted Oct 31, 2011 8:01 am

Gangolf HaubRe: I join the others

Gangolf Haub

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No, it's in Piau-Engaly. If you hike towards Port de Campbieil you first have to descend into the valley, the hiking path to the right of the creek, the last ski run to the left. I think I took this picture quite close to the ski lift upon returning, looking up the slopes in the direction of Piau. To the left we had caterpillars droning on the ski run, to the right the ugly ski slopes on Pic de Piau. In between one solitary beech (?) tree with the moon rising beside.

I use a Sony A700 with a Sigma 18-250 mm HSM lense.

Thanks
Posted Oct 31, 2011 8:28 am

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Gangolf HaubSubmitted by Gangolf Haub
on Oct 30, 2011 5:59 am

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Object Title: Moonrise