Harvest on Pohick (astronomy ). Photo by JCFindley
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Harvest on Pohick

Uploaded by: JCFindley

Thursday September 23, 2010

Lorton, VA (Current Weather Conditions)

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Manufacturer: Panasonic

Model: DMC-FZ35

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 180.00

y-Resolution: 180.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Paint Shop Pro Photo 12.50

YCbCr Positioning: co-sited

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 8 sec.

FNumber: f/3.0

Exposure Program: Normal program

ISO Speed Ratings: 80

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Compressed Bits per Pixel: 4.00

Exposure Bias: 2.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 3.00 EV (f/2.8)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Light Source: 0

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 6.4 mm

FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 4000

PixelYDimension: 3000

Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor

File Source: DSC

Scene Type: 1

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 0.00

Focal Length In 35mm Film: 36

Scene Capture Type: Night scene

Gain Control: Normal

Contrast: Normal

Saturation: Normal

Sharpness: Normal

InteroperabilityIndex: R98

InteroperabilityVersion: 0100

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26. DCsmommy
12:53 AM GMT on September 26, 2010
Another wonderfully beautiful image of Pohick Bay. You've found a wonderful area to get great shots.
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25. JCFindley
1:38 AM GMT on September 25, 2010
I know the info is recorded on the file and I will post it once I find it.
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24. JCFindley
1:37 AM GMT on September 25, 2010
Thanks....

I honestly have no idea what the settings where for this one in particular. Having never really shot night scenes before I set up the tripod, put my night setting on and the varied the f stop, iso and shutter speeds.

Editing wise, I brightened the foreground and left the back ground dark. The trees were back-lit from the moonlight.
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23. Rhianwen
1:21 AM GMT on September 25, 2010
Just a breathtakingly beautiful shot. I'd love to know more about the settings you used to capture the lighting with such clarity.
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22. Biskitten
11:59 PM GMT on September 24, 2010
Unbelievable shot!
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21. rickr44318
3:57 PM GMT on September 24, 2010
Beautiful shot!
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20. KSMc
12:35 PM GMT on September 24, 2010
Beautiful capture of the Harvest Moon and Jupiter almost at its closest approach.
Congratulation on the AC.
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19. JCFindley
12:33 PM GMT on September 24, 2010
Thank yall... And Halloween is coming...
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18. Butlerdidit
12:31 PM GMT on September 24, 2010
Very spooky and yet beautiful. A real keeper!
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17. dixiedaughter
2:50 AM GMT on September 24, 2010
Great shot, congratulations!
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16. gilg72
1:36 AM GMT on September 24, 2010
Beautiful shot on this one. Another 10 & Congratulations on this wonderful AC.
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15. llpj04
1:27 AM GMT on September 24, 2010
Nice very nice.
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14. idzrvit
1:17 AM GMT on September 24, 2010
Very cool!
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13. minou
12:26 AM GMT on September 24, 2010
Everything is in a gossamer glow!
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12. MissKitty2
12:11 AM GMT on September 24, 2010
What a spectacular image. All three shots in this series are just lovely. Nice job for your first 'night work.'
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11. JCFindley
11:39 PM GMT on September 23, 2010
Thank you....

JC
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10. hazarmed
11:08 PM GMT on September 23, 2010
This is the best romantic place I've seen!!
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9. sweetsqrl
8:56 PM GMT on September 23, 2010
WOW! OMG, I'm speechless at this beautiful sight and pic!
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8. JCFindley
8:54 PM GMT on September 23, 2010
Thank you all for the nice words. This is my first attempt at night work. (I have done some pre-dawn stuff, but never the moon.)

JC
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7. Wanda1948
8:40 PM GMT on September 23, 2010
The beauty of the night!. I love it!
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6. CalicoBass
8:21 PM GMT on September 23, 2010
Wow, very beautiful, love this!!
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5. Greyelf
7:43 PM GMT on September 23, 2010
Wonderful. I could definitely see this hanging over someone's sofa. :)
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4. barbamz
6:29 PM GMT on September 23, 2010
Wow, wow, wow! I'd love to have this as screensaver! Congrats!!
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3. Nikongranny
5:50 PM GMT on September 23, 2010
Really love this. Looking at the info is going to help several of us improve our night-time shooting. That is the great thing about this site!! Learning from the best.
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2. bena51
5:48 PM GMT on September 23, 2010
Beautiful shot!
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1. MaryLN
5:35 PM GMT on September 23, 2010
what a gorgeous shot. I love the stillness and the moon light filtering through the trees. Thank you so much for sharing on wug. 10 from me and into my favorites!
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About JCFindley

JCFindley

A little about me: I was raised a military brat and lived all around the US growing up. I went to Auburn University then joined the Air Force upon graduation. In the Air Force I flew B-1B bombers, T-37 and T-38 trainers and KC-135s. I retired from the Air National Guard after 21 years of service. I was also an airline pilot for Midwest Airlines where I flew DC-9s, MD-80s and Boing 717s. All of Midwest’s flight-crews were outsourced in 2008 and now I make my living selling art and various other jobs in the greater NYC area.A little about art:Like many photographers I received my first camera as a gift at some ridiculously young age. Like many I am passionate about it to the point of obsession. I have been shooting film for 20 plus years and recently made the shift to the digital age. But you have probably read similar things 100 times on various online bios.Art is a very subjective thing. You either like something or you do not; simple as that. Photographic art seems even a bit more subjective to me. With the explosion of the digital age it seems just about anyone that buys a DSLR at Walmart calls themselves a “Fine Art Photographer.” Perhaps they all are and I am not one to judge. But with that there seems to be a pervasive view that anyone with a digital camera can produce the images you find on fine art sites like this one. Another view is that all it takes is a “really nice camera” to produce those “really nice images.” Perhaps…….No one ever questions if a painting is art. There are certainly different levels of talent within the painting population but very rarely is it questioned as to whether it is art or not. Lets be honest; not everyone can paint well. This is every bit as true when it comes to photographic art as well. Someone either has artistic vision or they do not. If you have it, it can certainly be nurtured and enhanced but I am of the opinion that it cannot simply be taught. The technical aspects of photography can certainly be taught and are a must to offer the highest level of image available. The equipment photographers choose to use do nothing more than expand the limitations of our art. I have seen truly artistic images shot with an Iphone and I have seen junk produced with a $45,000 Leica. What makes something art is how we use the tools at our disposal no matter how much or little we have spent on that equipment. That said, to produce an image that will look good as a 48 inch print hanging on your wall requires expensive equipment. My style of art also requires dedication and perseverance. While a painter might produce those images in the comfort of his or her warm living room I get up at 2:00 AM and drive three hours then hike a mile in three feet of snow to be in the right place at the right time to capture the perfect light. The thing is that perfect light is rare and often I have to repeat that process ten or twenty times before I finally capture the scene in the beautiful light I was seeking. In other words these images cost a lot more to produce than the cost of photographic paper and printer ink.I treat my photographic adventures as half military operation and all the planning that goes into such things and half “Indiana Jones” adventure and all the unexpected twists and dangers that come with that. Planning will get you on the side of a mountain cliff to get the right angle. But when that cliff is suddenly soaked by an unpredicted rain shower it is an adventure and takes some ingenuity to get off that cliff. My belt is still on that mountain side. I have stepped in quicksand, got frostbite, had chiggers and poison ivy in places where you really don’t want it. I have made my way around venomous snakes and alligators. Perhaps anyone with a digital camera can produce images just like mine and there are others willing to go to extremes to get “that” image. Absolutely anyone is welcome to come with me on my adventures but it is rare that I get any takers…Anyway, I hope you enjoy the end result as much as I enjoy my adventures bringing it to you. JC

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