Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Moon Rise

This is simply magic. I shall have to write a poem about it in the future.

 (Posted by: Carol Morris - New Zealand Institute of Business Studies.)

I thought you would and could appreciate this. (Mark Gee - Photographer)

It is a 3 minute video clip of the full moon rising over Wellington NZ. It was shot 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. 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 the magnitude 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 screen you have - don't waste it on an iphone screen. (sound on...!)

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.'

Ode to a Grecian Urn - John Keats

May Full Moon


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