Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon::


Music was created by the talented, Award Winning Pianist - JESSICA ROEMISCHER. You can listen to more of her wonderful music at: and download the soundtrack here:

On the 31st of July I captured the rise of the Full Blue Moon in Aquarius. It was a beautiful sight to witness & lucky for me to capture in a time lapse. This video is made up of 1038 frames & slowed down as close to real time as I could make it. I have been working on perfecting this type of time lapse for over a year now after seeing the work of a favorite photographer of mine Mark Gee. Mark helped by teaching me a few steps to get the image that I was looking for & furthering it by trying to get it in a time lapse motion. It has taken many attempts with many failures along the way, but I wold have to say that this piece is my best attempt to date.

To get this type of video, time lapse or still image from where I captured it in Byron Bay you need perfect weather conditions & also not much sea mist so that you don't have to much haze blurring the view. Timing & location are essential also & for that I use the iPhone App "PhotoPills". It is a great App & the team at PhotoPills are always there to help out if you cant find what you want in the Tutorials.

The equipment I used to capture this was Canon 7D, Canon 600mm f/4 IS II & Canon 1.4 Extender giving me a focal length of 840mm but 1344mm if you take the cropped sensor of the Canon 7D into the equation.
My location was 4.3 kilometers away from Cape Byron Lighthouse, on Belongil Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. The head land & lighthouse at Byron Bay is the most easterly point of the Australian Mainland & therefor Is the first place in Australia to watch the full moon rise.

I hope you like my video & I would certainly like to hear any of your thoughts or comments if you have the time.

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