Wednesday, October 31, 2007

TRICK or Treat

or.......

It's Only a Paper Moon.

So, confession time...

While the story of the previous post was entirely true, the photograph was not.

Yes, we found the moon. And yes, it was nearly full. However, we would have had to turn the hay person 90° to get the moon in the photo with a front view. The moon wasn't orange, just white as it had risen in the sky so much it had lost it's atmospheric color distortion. And finally, I had to stand too far away from the hay person (to get the whole thing) for the flash to have any effect. Even the triple flash. It needed a timed exposure and I hadn't tried that with the digital yet.

So I thought I'd have some real life cut and paste fun and created the blog photo from three photos. The first was a cut out of the giant hay person from a daylight photo that I already had printed. The second was the actual photo I took that night. It was used as the background. Then I cut a pumpkin out of the daylight photo and added that. And lastly, the moon was from an online site that sells moon posters.











Here's the photo that I took Sunday night. Happy Halloween

5 comments:

dickiebo said...

Never mind pie-annies, you should become a computer expert. You tricky ol' devil.

deb said...

Oh, I should have been clearer!

Paper, scissors, and double stick tape expert.

Or....I'd have to get good photo editing software and actually learn it!

Little Wing said...

Well I thought the picture was great, even if it was only a paper moon, lol!

deb said...

I had a friend call to tell me how much they liked the photo. I was concerned about offending people by posting a fake so I tried out my confession on my friend. I got the same comment...."I still think it's a great photo even if it is a fake!"

Who Me? said...

Very clever Deb!