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I shoot most of the photographs on on Martha's Vineyard.

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Full Moon Over East Chop

1/10 second at f/5
I shot this picture of the full moon from the ferry coming back to Martha's Vineyard. Quite a few people have asked me if I "Photoshopped" the moon. I did not, and would not. I think it's such an unusual perspective that most people have never seen it, and think it must be fake. The moon does not usually look that big in a photograph.
Here's my philosophy on altering pictures. Almost all of my pictures are processed in Lightroom 4, an Adobe program that allows me to correct exposures, crop, and tweak colors. I try very hard to recreate what my eye saw, and often that means compensating for the things a camera cannot do. I never add or subtract things from a photo.
This was a tough shot because there wasn't much light left, and I had to shoot slow. I was on a boat, where a tripod is useless. I probably shot 30 frames at very low shutter speeds. Most of them were blurred because the camera was moving (on the boat), but this one came out sharp.