New Zealand moon-rise

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Higgs Boson, Sep 8, 2013.

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    Higgs Boson Guest

    Forwarded to me by a friend. Amazing!


    Full moon over Wellington, NZ.

    Here is something a bit random, but none-the-less astounding. A work mate of mine who is also a photographer captured what is, to me, one of the most remarkable things I have ever seen filmed.
    It is a 3 minute video clip of the full moon rising over Wellington.. It was shot 2 nights ago, on a calm summer evening, as people gathered on the Mt. Victoria Lookout point to watch the moon rise.
    This stunning video is one single real-time shot, with no manipulation whatsoever. The camera was placed on a hillside over 2 kilometres fromthe Lookout point, and was shot with the equivalent of a 1300mm lens.
    The amount of planning, trial and error, and luck that went into this are mind blowing. He has been trying to capture this for over a year with many failed attempts. But 2 nights ago it seems everything was on his side, and it all came together in a way even he couldn't have hoped.
    I honestly can't say enough good things about this video - from themagnitude of the visuals, to the intimate stories playing out with the people, to the sheer humbling nature of seeing the awe-inspiring reality of this giant rock in the sky that we so often don't stop to appreciate.
    One thing I encourage you to do is watch this on the biggest screenyou have - don't waste it on an iphone screen.
    (sound on)


    Question from befuddled amateur: Did it really only take 3 minutes for themoon to rise? Or how was effect achieved?

    Higgs Boson, Sep 8, 2013
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    Hactar Guest

    Moon's about half a degree wide, it appears to move at about 15
    degrees/hour, so it moves its width in about two minutes. Numbers
    aren't exact, yada yada.

    BTW, you had LOTS of LFs at the end of your post, dozens probably but I
    didn't check.
    Hactar, Sep 8, 2013
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    DanP Guest

    Well worth the effort. Thanks for sharing.

    DanP, Sep 8, 2013
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    Higgs Boson Guest

    Err..what is an LF?

    Higgs Boson, Sep 9, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    LF = Linefeed.

    In your original post check the space between your content related
    question, and your initials at the bottom of the post. It appears you
    have a whole bunch of unnecessary linefeeds or carriage returns.
    Savageduck, Sep 9, 2013
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    Higgs Boson Guest

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    Hactar Guest

    That's easy, back off a long way. The distance to the moon is roughly
    240000 miles. Original description said he was ~2 miles from the lookout
    point, which makes him ~2 miles further from the moon. So the moon is
    0.0008% smaller than usual (which is practically "none at all") while
    the people are TINY.
    Hactar, Sep 10, 2013
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    Richard Guest

    "Higgs Boson" wrote in message
    No tricks involved, simply knowledge. If you follow the links from your
    original post, you will find this. It should help you and your friend...

    Richard, Sep 10, 2013
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