Mighty blue moon.
Mighty blue moon. Surflife Australia Photography

WATCH: More than 1000 photos in stunning moonrise time lapse

A FEW weeks ago this fantastic shot of a rising blue moon at Byron Bay by Luke Taylor of Surflife Australia Photography was voted in as Photo of the Day.

At the time we said Luke was putting together a time lapse video, which we would post once it was complete.

Well, here it is. This video is made up of 1038 individual images and Luke says it's been timed to replicate the real-time speed of the moonrise as closely as possible.

"The headland and 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," Luke says in the Facebook post that goes with the video.

"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.

"It has taken many attempts with many failures along the way, but I would 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 and also not much sea mist so that you don't have to much haze blurring the view."

You also need a pretty awesome zoom lens. Luke says the images that make up this video were shot from Belongil Beach - 4.3km away from the lighthouse.


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