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Luna Rising by TwilightFlopple Luna Rising by TwilightFlopple
Whew this was tough. After observing the moon out my front door for a few nights I decided to photograph Luna with it, of course forgetting that both the time change and the rotation of the earth would put the moon on the other side of my house by the time I finished drawing, coloring, and cutting her out! I spent all last night waiting for the moon to get in position, but it never did. I had to move to the backyard tonight.

Luna is made from paper. Her mane is glitter cardstock and the moonlight around her mane is tissue paper. She is illuminated by candlelight and this is a minute long exposure.

Of course it's starting to get warm in Florida so after an hour outside Luna began to get wobbly and damp, spoiling the last few shots. I think this is the best one.

It's in high res, so click if you want a wallpaper.
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:iconiamli3:
iamli3 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
sweet......
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:iconblisfstructure:
blisfstructure Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Silly Foxxy, everybody knows that the night princess's one weakness is mild moisture!

Good thing she finished raising the moon before she got damp. And what a moon it was that night! So shiny, and almost perfectly round!
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space-is-pretty-big Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Huh, reminds me of Metropolis (original, not anime)
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:icontwilightflopple:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting! I obviously love silent films & Lang is a big influence, so I can see a bit of Metropolis creeping in there, sure. :)
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Klice Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Amazing :D
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:iconfairy-slayer:
Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
This is literally the opposite of "Paper Moon" I guess, and much better. It's hard to make out, but once I saw the little smile then it really all came together for me. I like the proud way she's carrying herself as she strolls around Canterlot. The whites around her glitter frame her very nicely, and the textures all look good even in black & white; the moon and silhouetted branches add a lot of charm and depth. (About 385,000 km of depth.) I love the stylized railing too and that it's in front of the light.

How many tries did it take to get the right exposure?
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TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The exposure wasn't as much of an issue as the position of the moon! Once it was clear it was too far away to get the nice, full, bright sky I wanted, I really just took a bunch of different exposures and figured the rest out in the development program. Despite the cooperation of Luna herself, the moon proved to be the least cooperative element. :p
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Aramis-Dagaz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Nice effect! Too bad she didn't agree with the Florida weather.
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:icontwilightflopple:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soggy Luna... don't worry, she got better. :)
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Aramis-Dagaz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
That ethereal mane must be horrible in hot, humid weather. I bet it would look like an old, frayed sock that's been dropped in glitter and left out in the wind.
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TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it would probably actually puff out to an afro in the humidity if my own mane is any indication....
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Aramis-Dagaz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Luna with a sparkling, ethereal afro? Now that would be a sight to see.
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kingfox66 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
that cool
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:iconpixelkitties:
PixelKitties Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!!!
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:icontwilightflopple:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks you! :) Have you ever considered a similar approach with one of your pieces? Could really make your art pop. :)
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Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome positioning with the background
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:iconzora-artist:
zora-artist Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome!!
XD the Moon didnt get in the position? LOL haha
but is Great!
I almost thought that the background was made by you XD
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:icontwilightflopple:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah I had to keep taking the picture until the moon's inclination hit the right spot.
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:iconzora-artist:
zora-artist Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
the moon shine a lot there XD
I guess is for the quality of the camera XD
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:iconarccahlon:
ArcCahlon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if i had that it be on my wall, man i wish i had your skills but suck at paper crafts
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NaturesRose Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is still a nice shot, great work (^__^) .


~Oh cool! You're a Floridian, too :D !~
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BEZthePEZ Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Luna. Something about her character and her past really appeals to me as a writer. As I looked at this, I was listening to "The Moon Rises" by a guy named ponyPhonic on Youtube. Next time you look at this drawing, listen to the song. It goes along with this beautifully.

TO THE VIDEO!!! - [link]
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yayayayayala Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
lol your username btw
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:icontwilightflopple:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, it is a good one. ^_^
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:iconyayayayayala:
yayayayayala Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
eeyup
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:iconyayayayayala:
yayayayayala Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
this is awesome!!!!
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the-derp-man24 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
then the world exploded :iconderpyhoovesplz:
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:iconrockman08:
rockman08 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Of course it's starting to get warm in Florida..."

That awkward moment when you COULD have met one of your favorite bronies in person but didn't know where they lived until it was too late.
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:icontwilightflopple:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Were you on vacation here recently?
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:iconrockman08:
rockman08 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Some time late last year, yes. Twice.

And at one point I LIVED there.
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:icontwilightflopple:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Silly pony, Foxxy eludes you. :)
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:iconrockman08:
rockman08 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed...

:iconcryforeverplz:
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:iconmidara-chan:
Midara-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oooooh~ Neat<3
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:iconpunkroctorok:
PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thats a neat idea Foxxy! How big is she?
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:icontwilightflopple:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
About eight inches... big enough to stay in focus as I photograph the moon.
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:iconpunkroctorok:
PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh ok. For sone reason I had the illusion she was like 5 feet tall. X)
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:icontwilightflopple:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well of course dear, that's what I was going for. :)
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:iconpunkroctorok:
PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha if you had a real 5 foot Luna your neighbors prolly would have given you interested looks lol. x)
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