|Super Moon from 19 March 2011|
This is my shot that I took with my camera, standing in my backyard on the 19th night of March in the year 2011.
I used a Canon Powershot SX10IS. The settings were: Exp 1/1250s, F stop 5.7, ISO 400 and Focal Point of 100 mm. It was taken on 19 March 2011 at 10:47 p.m EST and uploaded to my computer on 19 March 2011 at 11:42 p.m. EST.
This is the moon and this is my shot ~ no post processing necessary sans a tighter crop.
I have been accused of stealing this shot by a so-called "professional" photographer simply because their thousands of dollars worth of equipment was not able to produce the same results. I have been accused of copyright infringement on this shot because the so-called "professional" photographer could not get a shot as clear, bright or close and therefore can not believe that I could create such a capture, being a mere enthusiastic hobbyist.
My honor and integrity were called into question by a person who has none. My character and ethics were sullied by a person who knows not the definition of those words. This person's actions and accusations were beyond reproach. My response to her is simply this ~
Talent does not lie within the artist's tools, but within the artist themselves.