2111 – When The Doom (Moon) Comes Over The Mountain

I had a tough choice between those two images.

Late yesterday afternoon I noticed that the moon was right above Mittagskogel, the mountain south of Villach. At that time the mountain was clearly visible but due to some clouds in north-west it was in shadows. I took some bland images and decided to wait until the setting sun comes out.

It did and I even managed to put myself into a place where I had the same constellation again. The moon directly above the mountain, slightly shrouded by clouds.

Then I drove a little further, nearer to the mountain, and there I took what would become the Image of the Day. Although the constellation was very different now, I like the position of the moon as well. It’s less margrittesque, more of a conversation between moon and mountain. What would you have chosen?

The Song of the Day is “When The Doom (Moon) Comes Over The Mountain” from Lester Bowie’s 1981 album “The Great Pretender”. Hear at least the beginning as soundtrack to what seems to be an ad for an apartment on YouTube.

4 thoughts on “2111 – When The Doom (Moon) Comes Over The Mountain”

  1. I agree with your choice. To me the image with the moon directly over the mountain is boring and static. The one you went with feels more dynamic. The mountain on a power point in the bottom right sitting opposite diagonally the moon. Don’t get me wrong they are both good images, but I think they also serve to demonstrate the differences good composition can have on a shot.

  2. Yesterday, I agreed with your choice as more suggestive of the passage of time and an ongoing relationship (“conversation”) on many levels. But I hesitated to post that response, and today…

    I’m more in favor of the “margrittesque” composition, which I actually thought was a reference to Magritte until I looked it up. Both apply. 🙂

    Static perhaps in conventional terms, but so strong in the direct relationship of mountain and moon. Which planet are we on?

  3. I like the chosen image better. I like the diagonal formed by the moon and mountain top. The other image that has the moon directly above the mountain I agree is, not necessarily boring, but certainly static.

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