Moon

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by lizardofwoz, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. lizardofwoz macrumors regular

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    Without apology I draw to your attention this lovely film clip:

    Full moon over Wellington, NZ…

    Here is something a bit random, but none-the-less astounding. It is a 3 minute video clip of the full moon rising over Wellington. The photographer apparently shot it 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 from the 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.

    http://vimeo.com/58385453
     
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    Thank you for sharing. I am obsessed with moonrises so this was awesome to watch.
     
  4. Zh2 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Beautiful, humbling, brilliantly executed and marvellous - Thank you for sharing.

    Regards.

    Z.
     
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    Yeah really amazing. Towards the end, it looks like the Moon is a hot air balloon.
     
  7. ijohn.8.80 macrumors 65816

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    Wow! The Photographers Ephemeris should use this as an advert... :rolleyes:
     
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    I've seen this posted in 4-5 forums and never gets old watching it again.

    Interesting thing is even at 2.1km away there is a difference in focus - the people are razor sharp while the moon is outta razor sharp focus.

    If I had to offer suggestion on how to better this.....use 2 exact cameras/lens side-side, one focused on the people/platform and one on the moon, then overlay the people in focus frames via mask onto the moon focus frames.....
     
  10. lizardofwoz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Maybe the apparent difference in focus reflects the depth of atmosphere traversed between camera and moon?
     
  11. fitshaced macrumors 68000

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    Wouldn't the moon be much smaller if you focussed on it?
     
  12. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

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    I have seen this a couple times now and it remains very enjoyable. Mount Victoria is on the other side of Wellington Harbour from my home.

    KGB:cool:
     

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