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By the light of the silvery moon... by cricketumpire By the light of the silvery moon... by cricketumpire
"The slumber boat"

Baby's boat the silver moon
Sailing in the sky
Sailing o'er the sea of sleep,
While the clouds float by.

Sail, Baby, sail
Out upon that sea,
Only don't forget to sail
Back again to me.

Baby's fishing for a dream,
Fishing near and far,
His line a silver moonbeam is,
His bait a silver star.

{American lullaby}
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sylverface Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice !
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It seems a long time ago now but it was a beautiful evening...    :moon: 
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MoniLozano Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Beautiful picture :D
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks - it seems a long time ago now.
We are having minus temperatures current so to look back at a balmy summer's evening is great! Christmas avatar 
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MoniLozano Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
So interesting fact, However I really loved the picture.
Excelent work :D (Big Grin) 
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superfrog001 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, this photograph's amazing :D All of your art is so beautiful~
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you on both counts! :)
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superfrog001 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student General Artist
No problem, art like yours deserves to be complimented :D And I love the songs and quotes you add in below your photographs~ A very nice touch!
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
When I started, a definition was compulsory. So rather than just put a single full stop or a pointless 'my cat', I started adding the quotes etc. It made a submission more fun, at least for me and deviants like you. Thanks again.  :)
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superfrog001 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah, it does seem more fun~ and your very welcome :D
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JeanneDeaux Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
This picture is incredible, it's so serene. The luminosity is perfect.
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So glad you enjoyed it - it was a beautiful evening!   Moon And DancingStar EmoteTest 
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Dori1990 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it!
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You bring me back to look at a lovely warm Mediterranean evening with a beautiful moon. We are still trying to escape our wettest winter ever in the UK, so it's a lovely reminder of happier times.  :hug:
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Sparkle-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! :)
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the compliment  :huggle:
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Beautiful shot!
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, thanks for the compliment :huggle:
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
:aww:
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sap8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Thats beautiful :D
Whats your secret??? XD
I can never get that much moonlight into my pics
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
"Luck!"  I was experimenting, the exposure metering was aimed at the sea and therefore the reflected moonlight. With the camera on a tripod and a 30 second exposure the result was as you see it! :thumbsup:
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nectar666 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Love it!
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It was an experiment as much as anything. I tried to improve on it this September but the moon wasn't in the same place, which proves I know nothing about astronomy. Oh well, next year or another location? :blowkiss:
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nectar666 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Yeah, you gotta grab the moment in photography.
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I suppose that is a major difference between photography and art. We sit and say "if only the moon was a little lower" or "the cloud more to the left", the artist can put a desired feature in the perfect place. Pushing a button at the ideal moment does perhaps need less skill than wielding a paintbrush though?  :)
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iceflowerinmarch Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks like a drawing. Really cool.
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Some artists are so good technically you really have to look closely to see it's not a photograph while some photographers use HDR to make their images appear like a traditional artwork. It's a funny old world! :lol:
This one was pretty much straight out of the camera though.
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MarumiNekochan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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MarumiNekochan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:tighthug:
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Johhy55 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Amazing!
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It was a beautiful night scene that I needed to workout how to capture. :lol:
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! :)
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your kind comment J-P  -really appreciated my friend. :iconchestbumpplz:
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure, buddy! :D
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Rednails13 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Beutiful picture! :D
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you liked it my friend Love 
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IvanovSergey Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful! Love it!
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for that  :iconchestbumpplz:
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blackbluecat777 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
good!:o (Eek) 
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your appreciation my friend :blowkiss:
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35PeTer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Amazing :#1:
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for that comment - really appreciated my friend    :highfive:
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35PeTer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
:)
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johnkirby55 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
in a word; wow
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
In four - thank you so much! Appreciated. (Oops - that makes five) :lol:
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TheBlueDreamMaker Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWASOME!
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It has turned out to be a well appreciated shot following my experimentation. I'm pleased I submitted it, I nearly didn't! :happybounce: 
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ChloeClik Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow this is gorgeous! :faint:
Can I ask how old you are? I'm just curious :meow:
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the compliment. As to your question - unless you are a mature student, I'm old enough to be your (youngish) grandfather I'm afraid. Do keep it to yourself though!  Sad Hug - Updated
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