Full Moons...or not?

June 03, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Full Moon? (© David B Simmonds)Princes Pier Information Booth, Port Melbourne

As the great American photographer, Ansell Adams, said:

"The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it."

It’s not what you see but how you see it. As a professional photographer, this is the skill I bring to my clients. Seeing more than appears on the surface, or at first glance. It’s a bit of a cliché but seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary is an important part of my craft.

Last week was January full moon time. I saw this “full moon” in the daytime in the rust-patinaed Information structure down at Port Melbourne’s Princes Pier, with its circular roof opening. The patches of light cloud, the blue sky and light in sharp relief against the dark interior were very evocative in my imagination. Back in my studio I enhanced it a little in Photoshop and voila! A full moon.

I’ve begun to notice a number of earthly moons and have started to photograph them. Here's another one from my Instagram feed taken in the Otways.

[NB: This blog first appeared on my tumblr blog and Instagram feed, but I thought it was relevant to post it again here. Hope you enjoy it.]


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