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Photographer Captures Stunning Footage of Silhouettes in Front of a Rising Moon


This is probably the most beautiful video you’ll see today, this week, and perhaps even this year. Titled “Full Moon Silhouettes,” it’s a real-time video captured by photographer Mark Gee at Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand. Gee writes,

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.

If you liked this one, also be sure to check out this video we featured earlier this month of a man slacklining in front of the moon.

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