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Atika Siddika
Atika Siddika

I think the supermoon of this year is already appeared cuz i've seen this moon from my window today

Doria Fochi
Doria Fochi

can't wait to see next years moon..this shot is almost surreal..

Sabaku No Gaara
Sabaku No Gaara

Damn, I love all the shots. Wish I had a camera. Our version was just splendid. From my vantage point, I could almost see the whole of Nairobi CBD's tree sky-line. Too bad I haven't a camera with great resolution. But all the same congratulations to all of you who got selected. :)

Kafra M.
Kafra M.

All the shots are brilliant but I really do admire the Golden Moon.
=)

Maria Bianchi
Maria Bianchi

Fabulous photos!  I can´t tell which is the best, they are ALL the best to me.  I really enjoy being able to see these sights and will share them with my students at school.

Amy Leigh Jenner
Amy Leigh Jenner

On Golden Moon by Scott Tully.

Lovely Luna. She makes me smile even more now that I know that a local artisan captured her for me to enjoy, Thank-you for her beauty in permanence

Another Connecticut Yankee :D 

Paul Ciccotti
Paul Ciccotti

Absolutely Awesome! Thank you for all your pictures.

Eleni Mavrandoni
Eleni Mavrandoni

amazing, unique one of a kind moon!! Only in Greece this majestic beauty!!!

Luis Feliz
Luis Feliz

There should be a correction to the description of my picture. It was a moon set and the moon was not rising, it was setting over the Bay Bridge. Either way I'm humbled they selected my image. 

Verg Matthews
Verg Matthews

All the pictures are beautifully shot!....Matts


A. Lwin
A. Lwin

This is what you need in order to make the moon seem large in the frame without using photoshop.

1) A long telephoto lens, typically 150mm and longer

2) Understand that due to light refraction, an optical illusion is created where the moon appears larger while it is close to the horizon during rising and setting.


My shot was not photoshopped in anyway other than to adjust some color balance issues.

Jeff Hunter
Jeff Hunter

This is ridiculous!  Of course the moon looks larger when you MAGNIFY it!  Take its photo with a 50mm lens on a full-frame DSLR and I guarantee you will not be impressed.  All of these images of the moon were enlarged well beyond what you would see with the naked eye.  You can make photos like this with any full moon!

Craig Haynes
Craig Haynes

The so called supermoon is only the one time of the year when the moon is closest to the earth,it's a little bigger but nothing spectactular.

Susan Newton
Susan Newton

Amazing. I never heard of Supermoon until today, is that weird? I just noticed the moon tonight and it's really amazing where I am, just this giant orange orb quite low in the sky - beautiful.

A good article too, I came home & looked it up straight away.

Except that weird final shot with a crudely shaped moon, it makes the whole thing seem like a joke like "photoshop LOL".

Tina Wade-Lucas
Tina Wade-Lucas

Wow!!! I remember very clearly, some 25+ years ago, I was riding around the neighborhood with some friends. We took a turn down a familiar block, and right before us was this huge, orange moon. It looked as though it were actually on the ground; right on the horizon.  An unbelievable sight. I thought it was just me. Had I gotten a contact from my friends passing their joint back and forth? It was one of the most amazing sights I had ever seen.  Fast-forward about 20+ years, and now I know what that actually was.

A. Lwin
A. Lwin

@Jeff Hunter Some photographers use a long telephoto lens and understand that because of light refraction that the sun and moon appear larger while they are closer to the horizon during rising and setting.

Luis Feliz
Luis Feliz

@Susan Newton That's why I believe the editors liked the picture, since there was zero photoshop done to that picture and the moon had that weird shape as it got close to the horizon. 


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