05.04.2016 A Different Pink Full Moon

The one time I ventured out of the house during my sick week was the evening of the April Pink Full Moon.  It was pink, but barely visible through the thin clouds while showing color.  By the time it rose over the trees, the sun had set much earlier and the coloration had passed.  But the name sticks despite the color fade and that’s when I made this image.  I thought the color version rather unremarkable, so decided to convert to monochrome.

Full-Pink-Moon-in-Mono-042116-960I had no visualization at the time…too many little stars and planets swirling around my head as I shot…and just tried for the best capture.  Now a few weeks later, I took artistic license with a few Nik filters to make this interesting…at least to me.  I think that maybe there are still a few stars and planets orbiting about me.daffy.duck.10


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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8 Responses to 05.04.2016 A Different Pink Full Moon

  1. shoreacres says:

    I see those Nik filters mentioned here and there, particularly in regard to processing black and white photos. They certainly provide some stunning results. I see they’re available now as a free download. Once I have my new computer, and have learned something about processing with a real program, I might download them, just for grins. Free is good.

    Your moon is good, too. It evokes those nights when the full moon is so bright you can read by it, or steer a course, or follow a path.

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    • Jim Ruebush says:

      I drove several miles on country roads by bright moonlight.

      I downloaded those free Nik filters. They do some interesting and wild things.

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    • Don’t wait too long, Linda. Although there has been no statements regarding support, many people believe that they are being offered for free because Google will curtail support at some point in the not too distant future.

      The effect you describe is similar to that which I was after…the sense one has of a natural night vision.


  2. Jim Ruebush says:

    What’s up, doc?

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  3. Is there a brief way to explain what the filters did?


    • I should have taken notes. As I recall, I used the Infared converter is ColorEfex, followed by a slight vignette. Then returning to ColorEfex I used Tonal Contrast to help bring out a little more detail in the shadows. The framing was created in Photoshop using Canvas Size and”other” for color selection. It’s 1:30 a.m. and I can’t sleep, so my memory may be MIA, but that is pretty accurate.


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