"It's not the camera that takes a great photograph, it is the photographer"
Thank you to all of you who have contacted me about the monthly photograph challenges, and well done to those of you who have posted their interpretations. I am amazed at the quality and imagination that you have each shown in your results. They are all so enjoyable!!
Below is a list of each of the participants and their work:
Chica X at Photo-Projectz used her creativity and created a fantastic design, exploding with colour.
Liss at A Memory Forever who, after a game of hide and seek with the moon, had the ingenious idea to capture it during the daytime - a wonderful contrast of "Day and Night" all rolled into one.
Robin at Naked in Eden created some amazing and imaginative swirls and squiggles using the light of the moon contrasting against the darkness of the night sky.
Ingrid at Boricua in Texas has captured a breathtaking photograph of the Waxing Moon, a moon that is almost full - just starting to fade into the darkness.
Michelle Dawn at Rusin's Roundup has managed to capture the guiding light that is provided by the moon. The streaks of light provide a mystical feeling.
Zhu at Correr Es Mi Destino captured a wonderful nighttime scene, with the brightness of the moon set against the backdrop of the evening skyline
Azzy at Azzy's Blog-A-Roonie has caught a wonderful photograph with the moon in the night sky contrasting against the silhouette of a tree.
Once again, I would like to congratulate all of you on your wonderful interpretations. The thing I find most amazing about this challenge, is that yet again each and everyone of you have managed to capture the moon so perfectly, yet each from your own very unique perspective.
It just leaves me now to reveal my very own contribution to the June 2008 photography challenge....
Like many of you, this was the very first time I have actually tried to photograph the moon. I tried to capture it at various times of the night, using countless settings... some successful and some rather unsuccessful...lol! Also, as many of you found, the weather has a large amount to play when taking photos of the night time sky.
I was glad with how this one turned out, as it shows the contours of some of the craters. I have always been fascinated by the moon and the stars, and this challenge has certainly increased this fascination. I can see myself attempting more and more night time scenes in the future.
Whilst I was looking for inspiration for my challenge, I stumbled upon a wonderful poem by Robert Louis Stevenson, titled "The Moon". It seemed so fitting to the challenge, that I couldn't resist adding it to my photograph.
I will be posting July's challenge in the next couple of days. I look forward to seeing all of your interpretations!!!!
Cheerio for now,