As seen on Astronomy Picture of the Day when the Sun rose, a nearly full Moon set in this serene seaside vista captured from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This multi-exposure image started at dawn with a 6-minute gap between each exposure (all with a fixed setting). At sunrise hundreds of seabirds fly from their nesting place in the islands near Rio de Janeiro to inland and the city’s seashore. In the foreground, above Atlantic coastline at the famous Ipanema beach, the favela Vidigal nestled below the iconic twin peaks of Morro Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers Hill). Click on the second photo to see the photographer after this successful TWAN-imaging session.



comments (13)

  • adeleh Reply

    شاهکاره . دستتون درد نکنه

    April 19, 2011 at 4:15 pm
  • Hooman Mirrahimi Reply

    It is a excellent shot !

    April 20, 2011 at 1:41 am
  • WernerP. Reply


    April 20, 2011 at 9:17 am
  • geoff Reply

    great work!

    April 20, 2011 at 11:09 pm
  • NGH Reply

    in this photo Rio de Janeiro is so nice because you are take this photo thank you

    April 22, 2011 at 11:25 am
  • masoud niazi Reply

    very nic

    April 23, 2011 at 2:33 am
  • Khayyam university students Reply

    this photo seems really valuable to us, would you please tell us how you took this one?

    May 5, 2011 at 2:29 am
  • Babak Tafreshi Reply

    It’s a composite of 8 exposures (every 7 minutes) all with fixed shutter speed, ISO, and aperture, and on a fixed camera, similar to a multi-exppsure by a film camera. The environment in the first 7 exposures were all dark with nearly nothing more than the moon in the images, but in the last one right after the sunlight all the scenery and all the birds are captured.

    May 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm
  • elaheh Reply

    very very good

    May 11, 2011 at 12:16 pm
  • Carlos Reply

    Nice, nice, nice.
    Buenos Aires

    May 27, 2011 at 7:34 am
  • Mara Reply

    Wonderfull ! Congratulations!

    ( Formidável vista aqui do Rio de Janeiro, lindo como sempre, capturada magnificamente por sua lente! )

    July 20, 2011 at 12:42 pm
  • Pavlov Reply


    September 13, 2011 at 11:37 am
  • Pavlov Reply

    Beautiful … congratulations

    September 13, 2011 at 12:48 pm

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