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Posted by
Monterey John (Hollister, CA, United States) on 9 January 2009 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Something a bit different ...

I was down in Big Sur the past couple of evenings trying to do something different with that much over-photographed coast when I looked up and saw this lovely moonrise. I braced myself against the roof of the car a fired a few frames. When I got home I knew I had to do something with this image, so I looked for an appropriate quote and found this one from the famously manic/depressive Irishman, Oscar Wilde. Suffering from the same ethnic if not psychiatric affliction, I could not pass it up.

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/160 second F/7.1 ISO 200 220 mm

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Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

I think you should turn this into a poster and market the heck out of it. It's great stuff, John.

9 Jan 2009 2:08pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

wow. A poster.

9 Jan 2009 9:02pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

The image and quote are very inspirational and work well together. Over photographed coast? That can't be, the Pacific coast holds enough beauty for many more images to be taken, including mine. Someday!

9 Jan 2009 9:50pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, United States

Wonderful...the quote is just perfect.

9 Jan 2009 10:03pm

cassiel from Mexico, Mexico

beautiful picture, beautiful words, thanks for the moment

9 Jan 2009 11:27pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

I agree with Viewfinder, this works so well, get out and advertise it I am sure it would sell


10 Jan 2009 2:02am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

THIS is a 5* work, John!! A HUGE BRAVO!!

10 Jan 2009 3:46am

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Excellent shot and a great choice of words to go along with the image. I like the fact that the moon isn't completely full.

10 Jan 2009 1:18pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States


10 Jan 2009 2:14pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

WOW I love this, never heard of these lines, but hey I like them lol

10 Jan 2009 2:41pm

Bookfool from Mississippi, United States

That's a new Oscar Wilde quote, for me. Love it! I have a very similar photo with a lovely deep blue background. Good choice; it was begging to be turned into a poster.

12 Jan 2009 8:48pm

1/160 second
ISO 200
220 mm