Blood Red Moon - Lunar Eclipse in Avatar.
And as for the moon as per my original request last page
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
Someone has already helped me out in a very big way re: Santa hat and blood-red moon [lunar eclipse] (see my avatar) and I just don't feel comfortable
making any more requests of him given the degree to which we've already gone back and forth tweaking and retweaking.
The issue is with the blood-red moon, which doesn't look quite moon-like enough and I was hoping to get another one made and inserted in the pic, same
diameter, same location with certain degree of fading (to make it fit in with da Vinci's painting). My helper used a real moon image from a lunar
eclipse and if possible I'd still like to do that, but in the scaling down to size it lost aspects of the light faded moon cratering you normally see
when you look at the moon. Right now it appears planetoid, but you can't be certain that it is indeed the moon during a lunar eclipse.
Here's the image without the moon
Here's a link to a lunar eclipse image, but I only have paint and can't crop it and size it
Once I get the red lunar eclipse moon perfected, then there's something really cool and highly symbolic for the background to fill the whole avatar
panel, which I'll need some help with as well.
Thank you so much in advance for any help you can provide.
Best Regards, Merry Christmas and Happy New Age!
NAM aka Robert
I've found the solution to that as well!
The problem was that all the moon in earth eclipse (lunar eclipse) photos out there are too large, so when you scale them down to size to fit in my
avatar, the pixalization gets so squashed down that all detail (of the faded moon cratering) gets lost.
BUT, I FOUND ONE!
I found a much "smaller" and highly detailed, high resolution, "blood red" moon image within the context of the frame of a big photo. Therefore, in
scaling down you can start by just scaling down the image as is before cropping out the circumference of the moon at the much smaller size (for the
window of da Vinci's "The Last Supper" painting in my avatar).
The only difference here would be that I'd like a slightly redder hue than you see in the following photo, as a rate of hue between that of Jesus'
shirt (orangey) and his new Santa hat (which in the real life history of the post-resurrected-resuscitated Jesus come winter solstice, I'm sure he
adored wearing along with his red robe with white trimmings to receive and bless the little children and bestow gifts upon them - hey the temple gold
given to him as reparation by those two guys in dazzling white suits by the opened tomb, might have lasted a lifetime!).
That's all the elements needed by which to complete the project, so I've done my part as well and it was a team effort in the final analysis. That
feels good to have gotten out of the way, because I was really hoping to have this thing finished by Friday - maybe do a "New Age" thread with my new
avatar and background, while freaking people out with the little disappearing, moving, moon-trick, at the same time!
editing - moon photo to arrive in a minute brb.
P.S. That particular moon is even in the Constellation of Leo, btw - how utterly PERFECT! (this is working out really well, so pleased : )
Thus, as you depicted, last page, there are three "conditions" or three configurations of the avatar-background.
1) No Moon
2) Moon Rising
3) Moon Risen
Our more detailed, high resolution moon (same diameter as depicted, same location), with a slightly redder hue as described abiove (between Jesus'
shirt and hat in color), could then be faded just a bit and/or made graphic-like (if you know what I mean) so as to appear as if it might have been
painted in by none other than Leonardo da Vinci himself - although in terms of standing out, because the Santa hat does, it can also appear just a
little bit brighter in colour than the rest of the painting, to draw attention to it, as with the Santa hat on Jesus' head.
edit on 18-12-2012 by NewAgeMan because: (no reason given)