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underneath the starlight

By Diana
you can't fight the moonlight

sorry I deleted the last one it was pretty awful thanks for the comments here's another attempt from those helpful comments
well Lindsay is coming over tomorrow to see her images so I messed a bit so comments, crits and mods are most welcome
yours truly spinning fire behind her in along expo (of course Lindsay is never going to be ultra sharp in a long expo) 70 secs @ f7.1 the main one

two of my own images layered this one celestial equator and v2 original SOOC Ö..any good ? the smog is created with a light in cam

thanks as always


Orig. behind this one I'll put the moon one back up as well for a laugh!

Tags: Dark Heart In The Your Architecture Deep Landscape and travel Surrender Flash and lighting Night and low light Youll

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MartinWait 14 92 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 7:49PM
The moon looked too fake for me in the first upload, so this one's better (although a well worked moon top right would still work. Nice work.


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Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
24 Apr 2010 7:52PM
thanks Martin I don't know how to 'well work' a moon though

I would have been better off using my moon-light stencil in cam, I'm better at that than I am with Photoshop (I think)

funny thing was it was the REAL Moon

MartinWait 14 92 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 8:02PM
By fake I ment cut&pasted on to a sky that was taken with a long exposure. A moon on a long exposure wouldn't be a clear sharp moon thinking about it, so the first image is definately well put together and thought out.


nice arm action with the background Smile
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
24 Apr 2010 8:09PM
Yep Martin I do get your point now.. thank you for that

Quote:nice arm action with the background

was hard to do so I didn't show in the image ! no cloning necessary Wink

Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 8:22PM
Complex dilemma , but a beautiful concert either way !
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
24 Apr 2010 8:35PM
Excellent......much better without the moon Smile

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 8:36PM
Yes, this works. Having lost the distraction of the moon, we can appreciate the crazy dynamics. Magic.
cirrusminor 10 380 3 England
24 Apr 2010 8:50PM
No1 all the way Di Smile
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
24 Apr 2010 8:57PM
Hey thank you for that and the comments on the previous one I took down

did I just get an award? wow thank you Paintman !

Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
24 Apr 2010 9:10PM
thank you for the mod Tim I already darkened it a bit

my private tutor taught me how to Wink

you've just Cirrused it Wink looking good though

Roly 11 Wales
24 Apr 2010 9:41PM
Fantastic fiery,sparky stuff going on behind her.Excellent work as usual and V1 for me.
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
24 Apr 2010 9:42PM
thank you

thats me behind her !!!

cam on remote Wink
SteveH1978 8 3 3 England
24 Apr 2010 10:03PM
Interesting, really nice image.

Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
24 Apr 2010 10:42PM
I quite like the added moon, deserving of the GEA, nice one Smile
milky 14 Wales
24 Apr 2010 11:20PM
Nice Shot ,Excellent work on all three Vs-- V3 For me-------Milky
User_Removed 11 485 13 England
24 Apr 2010 11:57PM
oh my word, you da girl. Fantastic

Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
24 Apr 2010 11:59PM
thank you ...

Quote:Oh my word, you da girl. Fantastic

and thanks Dave !
imagio 11 12 1 England
25 Apr 2010 8:48AM
Magical Diana

Dave_Holdham 9 4 1 Wales
25 Apr 2010 8:51AM
Amazing image, what a rock concert, superb work. Smile
LesF 11 182 9
25 Apr 2010 9:34AM
Some much energy in this Diana, congrats on the badges

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
25 Apr 2010 9:51AM
Much better Diana, congrats on the award now too Smile
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
25 Apr 2010 11:56AM
Now there's some hard work gone into this,well done & very well thought out.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
25 Apr 2010 12:52PM
Spectacular shot Diana; very imaginative!
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
25 Apr 2010 4:55PM
Ooh they do look sooooo pretty all those badges! Smile

thank you for the RC pepes and the GEA, thank you Pete for the HC

Thanks Paul, (and others) good tips you gave me, good job I dumped that other one now hey ? (now v3)

Hi Janet, thank you but nope the shot was easy peasy, took 70 seconds thats all.....

it was all that editing stuff I had to do to put the trails over her head that took time

thats why I prefer in cam images cos I like playing out at night mostly...!

but anyway I done it now, that layering traily thingy

Carrying the amp and her Gibson to the ruin was the hardest bit on the night cos I lost my way in the grounds and I got all girly scared in the dark cos we have to walk through a very dark woods to get to the ruin, it was 11.00 pm - 12.30 am when we shot these

Anyways thats great then thank you very much

Strobe 10 1.3k United States
25 Apr 2010 4:59PM
Stunning work Diana
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
25 Apr 2010 5:02PM
Hi Marc, how nice of you to pop in

thank you ...I miss your station work

User_Removed 11 485 13 England
25 Apr 2010 5:03PM
well done on the HC .. cracking work
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
25 Apr 2010 6:29PM
Wonderful stuff, Diana...I rather like V3 with the moon!
TrevB Smile
25 Apr 2010 6:30PM
What a great shot
TheWanderer 8 20 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 7:18PM
Fantastic work Diana. V2 tops it for me, because of that tint of red in the sky. Congrats with the HC & GE, well deserved.

Glad you like my name changed back. Smile
Sezz 13 617 15 England
25 Apr 2010 10:59PM
This looks SO cool Diana - congrats for all your awards - well deserved Smile

Sarah *
pennyspike 15 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 11:09PM
You've worked hard for this one, V2 for me. congrats on the HC.
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
26 Apr 2010 12:30AM
thank you but doh!

V2 is the original easy peasy one! all the work went into V1 !

I just showed what I started with as V2 thats all (variant!)

I like the moon one too Trev but some helpful comments about it meant I removed it and re-uploaded the V1 which was super duper nice

and thank you for the congrats kind pepes Smile

TheWanderer 8 20 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 7:38AM
V1 Is lovely to Diana Smile and yes very creative but I do like that red glow against the black in the sky.
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
26 Apr 2010 8:30PM
Stunning images, I don't know how you do it, they're absolutely wonderful, so very creative. V1 is my favourite.

astyag 10 12
26 Apr 2010 9:51PM
Well, first think I thought while looking at V1, "How is this possible, a sky shutter speed of probably 2-3 minutes or more... and a foreground of 3"-10" maximum " then remembered about your previous upload... And if you do remember I called the previous upload a masterpiece! heck if that's a masterpiece I really don't know what to call this one! well the awards are talking for themselves I guess. Hmmm, the sky and previous upload have an idea about capturing like that. However, this one, I need some tips if you don't mind since it's night shot and the human object is a slight moving object, yet, it's so composed and focused well! thanks in advance
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
26 Apr 2010 10:23PM
Thank you again John, Theresa and all, you can prefer which you ever you like of course Smile

Heya, Astyag the sky background trails are a 30 minute exposure in this one, (not 2-3 minutes) and the foreground image is just 70 seconds thatís it really

and thank you for saying about masterpiece!

that one was three hours

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
26 Apr 2010 10:34PM
Fantastic photography.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
27 Apr 2010 12:14AM
Deserves all the awards, a wonderful image. - gary
27 Apr 2010 8:27AM
Simply brilliant
Mjhearne 11 432 4 Scotland
27 Apr 2010 8:41AM
Worthy of all the awards! Top class work!

Matthew x
27 Apr 2010 7:56PM
wyatturp 12 2 England
27 Apr 2010 7:57PM
Rock chick , the stars and the moon love itSmile, well done on the Hc

Keep your 'lectric eye on me babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love
Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah!

Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
27 Apr 2010 9:23PM
Wow more pretty badges I love them thank you especially for your most prestigious Mutts Nutts badge Wink Paul I am honoured

And Dave thank you so much too for your most prestigious Bodie Badge too ... cute n sweet xx

Perfect vibe Doug thank you for that ! I'm a space invader I'll be a rock n rollin' bitch for you

Yep Rock chicks in the inky itís the place to surrender your heart alright

thank you for the other clicks and comments

all really appreciated

cassiecat 10 39 46 England
27 Apr 2010 9:35PM
love the sparks behind her the star trails are good too. v1 for me without the moon. congrats on the awards.lesley
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 12:21AM
Fantastic image - congratulations on its many well deserved awards
yellowmunky 13 127 1 Wales
28 Apr 2010 1:00AM
Yum Smile
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
28 Apr 2010 4:18AM
Awesome shot!
bayleaf1 8 7 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 9:18PM
Wow. Love this one.
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2010 11:17AM
Can't believe I missed this! Really good shot, love the first one, superb atmosphere and cracking the guitar too! Superb stuff
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
29 Apr 2010 11:29AM

Quote:Can't believe I missed this!

pay attention at the back of the class Wink

(done the quotey thingy just for you JB)

thanks again all really appreciated

johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2010 11:47AM
lol! Yeah, I need to wake up....been too wrapped up in my own lack of! Wink Quotey thing!
3 May 2010 9:48AM
round of applause......... with........ encore Smile
3 May 2010 11:57PM
Wow! How did I miss this one??
MickS 13 23 14 England
4 May 2010 11:02PM
Watcha Diana,
V3 without a doubt.
74tash 9 Australia
7 May 2010 1:01PM
Awesome! Top class work!
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
11 May 2010 7:09PM
Awards galore! Way to go Smile
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
11 May 2010 10:59PM
hey thanks again

loving the encore P thank you

1 Jul 2010 1:08PM
This is an excellent image Diana, i love the "Magical, Mysterious" element to your work.
Very well done.
Regards Ricky.
BTW, Nice guitar and amp!
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
2 Jul 2010 9:18PM
No,1 for me Diana,,very nice,,
No expert but I think I might have left the speaker out,
Just dont think it's needed,,

Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
3 Jul 2010 8:04PM
thank you Smile

its an amp Aidan not a speaker Wink

its amplifies the noise !


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