February 6, 2013

Moonrise, Colorado

Photograph by SamanthaLyn Samuelson, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos

In November, the high country's evening light is amazing.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? Photography is all about light, and waiting for just the right time of day to capture a scene has its well-earned rewards. The soft, luminous light of the “blue hour”—the time right after the sun sets and as the moon is rising—makes a photograph sing like nothing that can be achieved in postproduction. The contrast of the twilight sky and the red of the hills is gorgeous, and the framing of the moon between the trees completes the scene. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor


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42 comments
orange Doctor
orange Doctor

i admire all of photo and comments of mr SamanthaLyn Samuelson

Laura Zirino
Laura Zirino

Absolutely beautiful. Fantastic composition, congrats on a well-deserved photo of the day! 

Shanon Armendariz
Shanon Armendariz

As someone displaced from the place that sings to my soul, Colorado, yours is the first picture I've seen in a while that truly invokes the longing and beauty of that landscape.  It made me homesick!  I really appreciate the perspective and light, and found myself often times staring in wonder at the sky and trees and mountains during that most magical time of day.  Your image has moved me a lot and I am very grateful.  This is a truly remarkably beautiful image.  Thank you.

Shanon Armendariz
Shanon Armendariz

As someone displaced from the place that sings to my soul, Colorado, yours is the first picture I've seen in a while that truly invokes the longing and beauty of that landscape.  It made me homesick!  I really appreciate the perspective and light, and found myself often times staring in wonder at the sky and trees and mountains during that most magical time of day.  Your image has moved me a lot and I am very grateful.  This is a truly remarkably beautiful image.  Thank you.

Shanon Armendariz
Shanon Armendariz

As someone displaced from the place that sings to my soul, Colorado, yours is the first picture I've seen in a while that truly invokes the longing and beauty of that landscape.  It made me homesick!  I really appreciate the perspective and light, and found myself often times staring in wonder at the sky and trees and mountains during that most magical time of day.  Your image has moved me a lot and I am very grateful.  This is a truly remarkably beautiful image.  Thank you.

Zukisa M.
Zukisa M.

I wouldn't mind pating golf on that brown

Tatum Wulff
Tatum Wulff

This is so majestic and on a personal level, reminds me of a poem about 2 trees my step mother once wrote.  I love Alexa's description especially about the importance and power of light that cannot be compared to any postproduction work.  It's a gorgeous image an artist of any medium would feel inspired by. 

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

Samrand!  Oops, in my hurry to answer your question about my camera, I forgot to thank you!  Thank you kindly for your comments and for your question about my camera!  I have also used an Olympus E-410 before this one.  Thanks again. 

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

Thank you Shailesh!  I see that you" liked" my image and your kind evaluative comments are so welcome...and I thank you for taking the time to post them.   Thank you for your congratulations and for your flattering grade!!  Thanks for sharing the love of photography as that common element can melt many differences in this crazy world!! 

Shailesh Sharma
Shailesh Sharma

Samantha, all the comments to and forth hint that how avid photographer you are, who is always willing to hear from the audience. And I think it should be the case. From the past photos I remember that audience ask questions aimed at the photographer but they are never there to answer. Great picture by the way. Color composition turned out to be A- one. Congrats! 

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

Thank you, "Once Again" in Egypt for saying that my photo is one of your favorites!  I value your kind comments.  Thank you again for saying "you could almost hear the wind blowing"...I am glad my image can effectively share what I saw, where I was and enchanting alpine lights' moment! 

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

Thank you, Zaharra Baydoun, from Lebanon, for your seeing my composition as artistic, as that is a very nice compliment and thank you your other kind comments of my image...our worlds are closer when we share our common love of photography and art with each other across our vast world.  Thank you, again. 

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

Coming from an expert photographer such as yourself, Jim, I thank you most graciously for your kind and welcome comments!  I am a Great Fan of your Photography, Jim!!  Your wildlife photography images are unbelievably wonderful! Thank you, again!   

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards

Very nice image Sam. Shooting the golden hour or in this case the "golden moment". Congratulations. Nice gallery collection as well. 

Zahraa Beydoun
Zahraa Beydoun

Great job ! Great Tones..Just like an artistic canva.

Once again
Once again

Moon is just in the right place,hills and trees ,i will call that photo one of my favorites .almost heard the air blowing there.

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

Thank you SO much, Ed!  Thanks for the visit to my "Photo of The Day" and for the lovely, supportive comment, too!  If you click on my name above, in blue, it will take you to My Shot Gallery where I would be pleased for you to view my gallery images!  Cheers! 

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

Thank you so very much for featuring my photo, Ms. Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor, as I am so very grateful to see one of my favorites at this site!!  Samrand, I use an Olympus Digital E-5.  One of the trills of having this image featured is that this is just the way I saw it with the light.  There is no post production editing or alterations to this image...I so love the alpine light, and takes patience to "catch it".  Thank you again, Alexa.  Hope I answered your question Samrand. 

Samrand Abdi
Samrand Abdi

It is a nice photograph. Composition and framing impressed me. I am wondering if somebody could tell me about camera specifications. Is it a digital model? Thank you.

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

@Laura Zirino THANK YOU, Laura.  Imagine my delight today when I opened Outdoor Photographer and saw the image that I picked out of your gallery for a comment I (love so many of your images!),  published under Number ONE in "The Sidelight Assignment" from The OP Web-site!...I am holding your two page image right now in my hands.   Please see Laura Zarino's image in print form (it is wonderful!!)  taken in Zion National Park, Utah in the May 2013 issue of Outdoor Photographer on page 36.  It is just the BEST image.  It is of "The Crooked Tree at Night" and includes a good description of how Laura got the image.  A Big Congratulations right back at you Laura!!!

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

@Tatum Wulff Tatum, I thank you kindly for your welcome comments. Only wish you would post the poem! As you may see from my enthusiastic replies to comments, in sincere appreciation, in this all too instant world, that the effort it takes to capture an image finds, often, enhancement in words.

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

@Tatum Wulff Tatum, I thank you kindly for your welcome comments. Only wish you would post the poem! As you may see from my enthusiastic replies to comments, in sincere appreciation, in this all too instant world, that the effort it takes to capture an image finds, often, enhancement in words.

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

@SULTAN ALMAHRI  This is taken on Hasting Mesa in Southwest Colorado near the Dallas Divide.  Thanks for asking? :-)  Nearest town would be Sawpit which is around 10 miles away.

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

@Jim Edwards Being new to this site, but enjoying it, I just found a reply button.  So thought I would say I like your picture, Jim your are looking so ready for travel!

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

@Samrand Abdi  Wow!  See my other entry above addressed to you before I just realized I could say thanks using the reply here!  Learning always!  Thanks again.

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

@Jim Edwards One more cool thing...I clicked on the yellow button in the top of the transparent white over your background image on your member page, and presto, I got to see your complete awesome image...as I "new-bie" here at this particular site (I know the My Shot Gallery well!), cannot resist sharing what I have learned in navigating this site the last few wonderful days.

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