by Andy Crowe
(Gisborne, New Zealand)
I first started off by taking pictures of the moon itself, but then thought to myself, "This is not doing the scene justice!" I climbed onto my roof, I wondered behind some trees, I went to an alley just across the street from my place. There were good pictures but still didn't capture this quiet Saturday night.
By including the swings in the foreground I'm hoping to convey that there is a time that when even the most happiest of places, a playground, finds itself in a subdued state. For me it is also reflective of what I would call a rhythm of life, of taking moments out of a busy schedule, to breathe deeply and just be.
I decided to go for a low-upward-angle (not sure of the exact shot name). Suggesting, I hope, a sense of depth and unexplored perspective.
This shot is from the first set of photos I've taken on my first digital camera a Fuji S1500 that I got the same day I shot this.