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    Blue Moon Question

    Last night we had a full Moon so I wanted to get this one.
    I went out early and there were rain clouds going past the Moon so it was close to impossible to get the clear shot of it.
    So an hour or so later it was clear in patches and every now and then the cloud would come over it.

    When I done the editing of it in Photoshop I got a Blue Moon.
    I posted it on the facebook page and get questions like I use the Tungsten effect on it to get the blue.
    But my white balance was on auto and I have got no idea on to why it is like this.
    My only thing I can come up with is the moon was showing up the water in the clouds as we had a heap of rain last night.
    So if someone here can come up with just why can you please tell me.

    I am going to post up a shot that isn't covered by cloud and the blue one.
    Close enough to the exact same editing done to it but it shows the moon how it should look.
    So I am at a loss to why this is like it. And hope someone here knows.

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    My Blue Moon
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    And the normal shot.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

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    Your white balance was on auto, so it can pick any temp. color it wants. As you can see from your examples it got it correct on second one.

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    What is photoshop saying the 'temperature' is(white balance number is probably in the cooler end)?

    I like the 'blue effect'. It's just a different look.




    Scott (hoping to see the moon again this year) B

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    the blue is quite cool looking...8-)
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    Yer I liked it but just wonder why it was like that, as I done close on the same edit to both shots.
    But thank you to everyone who has replied to this as it makes a lot of sense.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

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    Sony DT 2.8/30 Macro
    Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
    Sony DT 55/200
    Sigma DG 70/300 lens with Macro button

    Tamron 150-600 f5.6-6.3 Di USD

    Plus some Filters


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    When I first read the title, I thought... once in a blue moon phrase and the blue moon means second occurrence of a full moon in a month, it does happen, just not that often.
    Amateur and unskilled photographer with a very small collection of gears.

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