The Moon Is Your Oyster

The Moon Is Your Oyster

f/8, 1/30, ISO-100, 18mm

I don’t often do composites with my portraits, but in this case I felt like the image really needed a source for the light that otherwise inexplicably falls on my model.  I dug out an old stock image I took of the moon several months and played around with various sizes for it, eventually deciding to go a bit over the top with the size. To be fair to me, the moon actually is positioned at the same spot in the sky, it’s just at a quarter instead of nearly full. Ultimately I felt an overly-large moon made more visual sense with the way the light plays softly over my subject – a smaller moon would have resulted in much sharper shadows.

This entry was posted in Flash Lighting, Landscape, Moon, Natural Lighting, Nature, Night, Photography, Portrait.

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