Moon-set Sunrise

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With the help of the non-destructive, aftermarket firmware, CHDK, installed on my camera, I set the tripod up, and set the camera to fire off as many frames as it could, until it filled the SD card memory.

I did not know where the moon would eventually set, nor did I know if the sun would rise too soon, and thus wash everything out, as I could not reset the shutter speed, nor change any other settings once I set the program in motion.

It was pure, once in a 'blue moon' kind of luck.

ISO 50, shutter speed 1/60th of a second, +2 EV bias, and other info can be seen in the two stills, from this video, that I uploaded previously.

The music is a Creative Commons share from:
A genius musician and classical guitarist,

Le Cafe (Arabian Dance)
from the album Winter Rose by Ottmar Liebert

This project was made possible with the following tools:
CHDK, Canon A620, iPhoto, Quicktime, Garageband, all on a 12" Powerbook G4.

jessebmoore, OldDogNewTrick, and 260 other people added this video to their favorites.

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  1. galaxyplateau 71 months ago | reply

    Awesome. I like how you can see one of the house open their blinds

  2. jonkvrouw 71 months ago | reply

    WOW! Great!

  3. Rephil / Nanaimo 70 months ago | reply

    Wow keep 'em comin' / that was a true delight

  4. aimhelix 69 months ago | reply

    beautiful! Incredibly done. I love making timelapses as well - just learned to use chdk on my G9. Before I felt bad I might've ate up too many shutter clicks w/my slr.

  5. Sirenized Sabine 64 months ago | reply

    Beautiful! Great idea!

  6. Syed Danial SJ 62 months ago | reply

    favourite of all :)

  7. jim2azon 57 months ago | reply

    che meraviglia !!

  8. Mike_t_by_the_sea 51 months ago | reply

    You've accomplished a feat of artistic ingenuity. A complex and well elaborated piece of work. Congratulations and thank you for sharing this amazing creation with us mortals

  9. Tillington Clickr 50 months ago | reply

    How very delightful!

  10. Percu1 46 months ago | reply

    Very beautifull !! Congrats pour this photo.

    Mr. Jeux Gratuits

  11. percub 46 months ago | reply

    Awesome! Congrats!

    Mr. Jeux Gratuits

  12. Tro Choi 46 months ago | reply

    Congrats dude! I like this picture!

    Dylan Jeux gratuit

  13. katy-kat1 46 months ago | reply

    J'adore ! c'est vraiment superbe comme vidéo, et cette lune rousse est vraiment superbe, bravo l'artiste ! salon de jardin

  14. AlanT3 46 months ago | reply

    Congratulation for this shot. I love this shot so much. Once again congratulation to you. Mme jeux ben 10

  15. PHOTOFENNISH 31 months ago | reply


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