This is awesome. Beautiful photography, incredible feat of skill. Many thanks to my friend Jason for sharing this with me
There was lots of planning that went into it as well and I imagine that the director of photography cringed when the moon didn’t rise up perfectly between the two peaks. They shot it from over a mile away. So maybe they would need to be 200 yards to their left for it to be centered. It was filmed at Cathedral Peak in Yosemite, CA with a canon 800mm lens (pictured below). It was actually a little bigger than the image below because they also used a 2x teleconverter with it. When you look at that image you are looking at serious amounts of “compression”. Meaning, the distance between the layers of the objects in the picture look closer than they actually are. Or to put it another way, the distance is compressed. When was the last time you took a photo of someone with the moon in the background and your subject was actually smaller than the moon? Yeah, it’s never happened to me either.