Interesting Photo of the Day: 28 Day Moon Composite

Determination is the key to success. The same holds true when it comes to making a successful image. This is why some great photographers have a lot of patience when it comes to capturing an image they have in mind. They are ever so willing to invest their time into capturing exactly what they have envisioned. Photographer Giorgia Hofer took a series of photos of the moon throughout an entire year, and ended up capturing this wonderful masterpiece:

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“Moon Cycle in One Image” by Giorgia Hofer (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

The image is a composite of 28 shots of the changing phases of the moon that she took over the peaks of the Cridola Group, Italy. To photograph the moon, she used her Nikon D750 with the Sigma 120-400mm lens at 400mm. For the landscape, she used her Nikon D750 with the Nikkor 20mm lens at 8 sec, ISO 800, and f/8. While you’d guess that it should’ve taken Hofer a month to capture this image, it actually took her almost a year in reality; the reason being unfavorable weather.

“The moons in the waning phase, on the left, were captured in January while the moons in the waxing phase, on the right, between July and December.”

The pattern formed by the moon in the sky is pretty interesting, and undoubtedly the focal point in this image. The pattern is actually termed Analemma, and it is formed as a result of the tilt in the earth’s axis, and also due to the fact that our orbit it not perfectly a circular one.

What an amazing example of determination really paying off.

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8 responses to “Interesting Photo of the Day: 28 Day Moon Composite”

  1. Christina Guldberg says:

    Is it possible to buy a print or a high solution if the beautiful photo?

  2. Karen Hillier says:

    I also would LOVE a pic of this to put up!!

  3. Kerri Winborne says:

    This picture is stunning! Although, whoever wrote the article must realise there is “no tilt in earth’s axis” as the earth is a stationary plane. The moon is on a constant circuit and cycle. This picture confirms exactly what is written in Apocryphal scriptures and should be an absolute credit to the intricate detailing of our Creator Yahuah (God). The book of Enoch will detail the cycle of the moon and its phases and it is beautiful to see this captured so perfectly.

  4. Peder S. Andersen says:

    As a couple of other people I would be interested to buy a high resolution copy. Possible?

  5. John Laband says:

    The picture is of course a nonsense and it is not possible to make any comment about the moon’s orbit.

  6. Saif Qureshi says:

    The moon pattern shown in the picture is not what you see in real.

  7. Tiberman Sajiwan Ramyead says:

    Hello Giorgia – I bow low and take my hat off to you!
    Warm Regards from Mauritius

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