A "Samuel Palmer Moon" viewed through a Willow tree.

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nikduserm.com on March 3, 2011

And what about this one?

The moon is like a bright eye.


Obviously a like here and on the angels

:-) nik

Jim Mills on March 4, 2011

This is one of the "experimental" ones I mentioned nik. Though it could be said to be equally accidental as well. While adjusting the the light and colour levels of this photo on our computer, I found it did "interesting things" when I pushed lightening the shadows to the extreme! If you Google "Samuel Palmer Moon" in Google images, you'll see why I've called it a "Samuel Palmer Moon". Regards - Jim

nikduserm.com on March 10, 2011

This Samuel Palmer has been a good inspiration for you Jim.

I was surprised that I ""goggled"" it as you said and your image was first.

(sorry about the play on words)

Maybe you are his reincarnation.

:-) nik

Jim Mills on March 10, 2011

Not sure about being a reincarnation of Samuel Palmer nik, but I've always been a bit of a "Romantic" and some people seem to think I'm quite "Artistic"! Best wishes - Jim

nikduserm.com on March 10, 2011

Well, you are Jim

:-) nik

Aori Ika on April 9, 2011

Beautifu! LIKE + VOTED + YS

Sincere greetings from aoriika(^_-)

Jim Mills on April 9, 2011

Thanks again aoriika for your like, vote + YS. Best wishes - Beamish

Pēteris Cedriņš on April 1, 2012

I found your bewitching photo while looking at what's available of Samuel Palmer's work, thinking of a Kenneth Irby poem: «come back to Delius in Duke / the Malayan Hill of Dreams or Samuel Palmer's / the ink pool in the palm of the hand / I went into the glass hows / hanging as lovely as the rose quartz orange lit in the honeysuckle / the Aztec mirror wreathing burning hearts in the distance / in the ice, in the cold underocean older than the world / Dr Dee's mirror up in the hand of Edward Kelley / as often as I entered his house, I thought I was in the wilderness / meeting their doubles at the edge of the woods / in the shadows of the headlights jump and dance beyond the will» (Ken Irby, Nov 1971) It's a truly wonderful experiment/accident, Beamish!

Jim Mills on April 1, 2012

Thanks very much Pēteris Cedriņš. This photo was part intentional and part accidental! I already loved Samuel Palmers romantic paintings, especially the ones including his distinctive exaggerated moons, but after seeing this moon on my computer after adjusting the lightening of the background sky to an exaggerated extent, it so reminded me of a "Samuel Palmer Moon", so I left it at that level of adjustment. Glad you like the result!

The Kenneth Irby poem you quoted sounds suitably mysterious, like many of Samuel Palmers paintings.

Best wishes - Jim (Beamish)

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Jim Mills
Eyeries, Ireland

Photo taken in Inchinteskin, Co. Cork, Ireland

Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 1, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Mills
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ38
    • Taken on 2011/02/12 02:47:12
    • Exposure: 0.100s (1/10)
    • Focal Length: 39.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash