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Moon Beam by Will & Matt B-L
Monday, 20th July 2009

Moon Beam

by Will & Matt B-L

On this day, 40 years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to walk on the moon. To mark this anniversary we have submitted one of our favourite moon images. This is an experimental photograph that we took last year. It is a 15 minute long exposure of the moon rising. The resulting image looks like a beam of light coming from an alien spacecraft! We have written a post with some of our favourite moon photographs here.
Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas
We are brothers from the UK with a shared passion for photography.

Moon Beam by Will & Matt B-L was photo of the day on Monday, 20th July 2009. It is tagged , . You can leave a comment below.


20th July 2009 at 2:24 am

What a clever idea. What a nice gift to remember the landing on the moon. Thank you for sharing.

Kirby Walter

20th July 2009 at 2:53 am

Unique..Interesting..nice job Guys…Thanks!


20th July 2009 at 3:00 am

Well done! Great shot!

Katherine Lee Strassburg

20th July 2009 at 3:23 am

How bright the moon can be! The clouds couldn’t have been more perfect for a long exposure like this. Thanks for commemorating the moon walk–an unforgettable achievement for all mankind.


20th July 2009 at 7:27 am

Can you believe that was 40 years ago? :) What an inspired shot. congrats to you both.


20th July 2009 at 8:18 am

This is totally amazing. You nailed the exposure perfectly!!!
Will and Matt. You are doing some excellent work together. Two’s company I guess.

20th July 2009 at 8:28 am

Great shot indeed. Very interesting experimental shot. Looks great and looks very neat for a 15 minute long shot.

20th July 2009 at 10:32 am

A very interesting concept; well done.


20th July 2009 at 11:13 am

Imagination, inspired imagination, that’s what you two have in abundance.A very apt POTD.

20th July 2009 at 1:33 pm

Superb commemorative shot! Thanks,Guys.

wanda krack

20th July 2009 at 1:59 pm

Very well-thought out shot! Makes a fitting tribute.


20th July 2009 at 5:19 pm

Magistral shot and amazing photography!!! Congratulations to you!


20th July 2009 at 5:50 pm

Fantastical photo! Great shot for a GREAT Commemoration. I was spell bound on this day 40 years ago. This photo is spell-bounding!

20th July 2009 at 6:31 pm

Fantastic shot! Very original! Congratulations!

20th July 2009 at 7:58 pm

Out of curiosity is this film (or slide/chrome). I am under the impression that digital can’t hold up to these kind of extended exposures. Am I wrong?


21st July 2009 at 12:13 am

I’ve never seen such a sight. Better this way than never at all. Thankyou.
I was vacationing in Nova Scotia 40 years ago with my parents. I’ll never forget that day.


21st July 2009 at 5:48 am


21st July 2009 at 5:53 am

Very cool picture.


28th July 2009 at 4:28 pm

wow never seen anything like this before i like it! :)


20th July 2010 at 7:40 am

Still a great shot, where has the time gone?


20th July 2010 at 2:24 pm

Excellent shot!!

21st July 2010 at 1:31 pm

Perfect experimentation and the resulting photo is awesome…………….

31st July 2010 at 12:01 am

Special Picture, very nice.

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