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VIDEO – Full moon above Wellington

Earlier this year Mark Gee put together a fantastic video of the full moon rising across Wellington.

We felt it was worth sharing after a reader got in touch yesterday.



weather-nut on 16/05/2013 2:12am

Not a ‘time-lapse’ though. Believe it or not, the 3:45 minute video is very much a real-time capture. 🙂

Guest on 16/05/2013 9:58am

I think it needs the credits as the fact that it is shot in real time, from over 2kms away is a big part of the story! Copied from Vimeo where it appears, Mark Gee details below:

Full Moon Silhouettes is a real time video of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand. People had gathered up there this night to get the best view possible of the moon rising. I captured the video from 2.1km away on the other side of the city. It’s something that I’ve been wanting to photograph for a long time now, and a lot of planning and failed attempts had taken place. Finally, during moon rise on the 28th January 2013, everything fell into place and I got my footage.
The video is as it came off the memory card and there has been no manipulation whatsoever. Technically it was quite a challenge to get the final result. I shot it on a Canon ID MkIV in video mode with a Canon EF 500mm f/4L and a Canon 2x extender II, giving me the equivalent focal length of 1300mm.
Music – Tenderness by Dan Phillipson :

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