What is wrong with this picture?

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Offline CliffordK

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What is wrong with this picture?
« on: 15/01/2012 01:45:39 »
I was sent this photo a couple of days ago.

What is wrong with the photo?

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Re: What is wrong with this picture?
« Reply #1 on: 15/01/2012 05:15:34 »
Erhmm...the sky is green, the lake reflection is orange and the moon is way too big ?  [;)]
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Re: What is wrong with this picture?
« Reply #2 on: 15/01/2012 05:38:31 »
Ok, I presume the colors were doctored a bit...  Or, it was a painting, I'm not quite sure.  One can get some quite brilliant red sunset colors.  However, you're right that you would anticipate to see the same sunset colors in the sky as the lake.  I'll post a "reflections" photo that I took this summer later.

Anyway, you are still missing something....

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Re: What is wrong with this picture?
« Reply #3 on: 15/01/2012 07:03:07 »
If it were a real sunset-moon combo, (which it definitely isn't), the illuminated crescent should be on the lower limb of the moon, not the upper, e.g. ... http://www.astronet.ru/db/xware/msg/1225606


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Re: What is wrong with this picture?
« Reply #4 on: 15/01/2012 07:12:48 »
Looks more like the Earth than the Moon.
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Re: What is wrong with this picture?
« Reply #5 on: 15/01/2012 07:24:48 »
If it were a real sunset-moon combo, (which it definitely isn't), the illuminated crescent should be on the lower limb of the moon, not the upper, e.g. ... http://www.astronet.ru/db/xware/msg/1225606

Excellent.
It is all a matter of perspective.  As the sun drops over the horizon, and the moon is visible in the sky, the sun would be illuminating the moon from the "bottom".

If, of course, the sun and moon were on the opposite side of the planet, so the sun would be setting behind the viewer in the image, then one would get a nearly full moon.

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Re: What is wrong with this picture?
« Reply #6 on: 16/01/2012 05:44:23 »
Yes yes of course !..I did tell RD to post that !  ;D
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