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Full Moon Over Wellington


A photo of Wellington taken from the lookout p...

A photo of Wellington taken from the lookout point at Mount Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Full Moon over Wellington, NZ… k

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 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.

https://vimeo.com/58385453 (sound on…!)



4 comments on “Full Moon Over Wellington

  1. renxkyoko
    April 22, 2013

    Wow ! It’s huge !


  2. Ian Hardie
    April 22, 2013

    Reblogged this on No room for regrets and commented:
    Absolutely awesome footage.

    A great reminder that in reality we are not really in control – so get on with whatever it is that you need to do


  3. Waldo "Wally" Tomosky
    April 22, 2013

    Proof that man and the cosmos are very much in sync with each other. Does anyone wonder why we wonder?
    Thanks Judy for another great post!


    • Judy
      April 24, 2013

      amazingly beautiful wasn’t it? 🙂


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