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06/06/2013 at 12:11

This is an awesome video!!   (sound on!)



Full moon over Wellington, NZ... 

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.

06/06/2013 at 17:45

otnorot (toronto?), that is absolutely fabulous, takes me back to when I was young and living in NZ!


06/06/2013 at 17:53


06/06/2013 at 18:22

Not enough superlatives in my vocabulary. Thank you.


06/06/2013 at 18:36

Like it          Like it           Like it  

06/06/2013 at 19:27

...surreal, I would call that...

I expect some of us have been to New Zealand...? I've been a few times including a night visit to the lookout on Mt Victoria... too late to see any moon rising though... it can be a bit scary if there's nothing going on, as some strange people can be lurking around that area....[druggies..?]...

wonderful views of Wellington itself to be had, and well worth the trip... in a group..

06/06/2013 at 19:39

Otnorot. That was so lovely, thank you.

06/06/2013 at 20:40

OT... you should share this with the "Good evening forkers" thread group... most appropriate and they will love it.

06/06/2013 at 21:03

Woodgreen wee do I find them?


06/06/2013 at 21:05

Gorgeous - congratulate your friend and thank him for sharing it - and it was filmed on my birthday 

06/06/2013 at 21:10

OT- thank you so much for sharing that with us- and thank your friend for his hard work and great skill. Aren't we lucky nowadays to have the technology to let us see something so simple yet so beautiful?

Made me shed a tear..

What is the piece of music? It was the perfect accompaniment.

06/06/2013 at 21:36

Thank you it is breathtakingly lovely. Good evening forkers is another thread on this forum.

06/06/2013 at 22:54

 Otnorot thank youfor sharing. Brilliant

07/06/2013 at 07:01

AMAZING. thank you for sharing it.

07/06/2013 at 07:13

Hi OT.. click on "latest posts" or "hot threads " above and scroll down and they will be there. You can add your post at the end. Thanks 

07/06/2013 at 09:25

Absolutely Stunning. Beautifully crafted, incredible music. It gave me goose bumps. Brilliant!

07/06/2013 at 09:38


Music - Tenderness by Dan Phillipson :

09/06/2013 at 00:28

thanks RF! Brilliant isn't it?

09/06/2013 at 00:35

Stunning and moving. Thank you!

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