Full Moon Silhouettes

Shared by Joeaux Robey

A friend of mine sent me this video and I couldn’t wait to share it with you. I thought it was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. Turn your speakers up and take a moment to truly absorb it.

It is a 3 minute video clip of the full moon rising over Wellington, New Zealand. 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.


From the videographer:

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 : premiumbeat.com/royalty_free_music/songs/tenderness



Full Moon Silhouettes from Mark Gee on Vimeo.


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3 thoughts on “Full Moon Silhouettes

  1. Ann says:

    This is beautiful, Joeaux! I awoke this morning with a feeling of inexplicable sadness; watching this brought a smile to my face and joy to my heart!

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