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Photographer Mark Gee Captures An Absolutely Beautiful Real-Time Moonrise At 1300mm

Posted on February 1st, 2013 at 19:35 by Paul Jay in category: News -- Write a comment


Now here’s something I’ve never seen before. Photographer Mark Gee shot this footage of the moon rising in real time at Mt Victoria in Wellington, New Zealand. The video, shot with a Canon 1d Mark IV, 500mm lens and 2x teleconverter from over 2km away used the extremely long focal length to create an incredibly surreal look, which silhoutted a group of people on a lookout platform against an enormous moon. Due to the long focal length, the moon moves rapidly across the frame, like something straight out of a sci-fi film. This is planet earth, folks! Mark says that the video was not edited in any way – this is just straight out of the camera. Great work, Mark!

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