Capturing the Majestic: Full Moon Aligns Perfectly with Christ the Redeemer Statue

Mia Nightshade

Updated Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

In a breathtaking display of natural and human-made beauty, a photographer has captured a stunning image where a full moon appears to rest atop the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. This awe-inspiring shot showcases the moon perfectly aligned behind the statue's head, creating a surreal and majestic silhouette against a dusky sky.

Comments on the photo have been pouring in, with users expressing admiration for the patience and skill required to capture such a moment. One user humorously noted, "It took me 720000 shots to get the right picture of this kingfisher." Another replied, "Yeah, it took me 2000. Loser," highlighting the dedication and effort often needed in photography.

This image has sparked discussions around the challenges and rewards of capturing perfect photos. One commenter shared their struggles, "As someone who really sucks at getting good photos of the moon with my more serious camera, these impress the hell out of me. I do sadly do much better with my phone's digital zoom lol. I need to find better on the ground points of interest."

The image's authenticity has also been a topic of debate, with one user mentioning, "It's really hard to fight scepticism and trust that none of these is simply edited, as that would be so much easier and it would be such a human thing to do, but they are magnificent images."

Photography enthusiasts have praised the collection, with comments such as, "Absolutely amazing photos" and "You have a good eye and good taste sir. Damn fine collection!" Another user appreciated the natural beauty, saying, "Stunning and beautiful!! Thank you @op!!"

The perfect alignment of the moon and the statue is a testament to the photographer's patience and timing. One user succinctly put it, "Photography - having the right equipment, having patience, and being in the right place at the right time."

This incredible image serves as a reminder of the beauty that can be found in the world when one takes the time to look and the effort to capture it. Whether it's waiting for hours by a lake for a duck to swim closer or capturing the moon in a perfect position, patience indeed pays off.

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Top Comments from Imgur

Pavloval

These is the anti-AI collection!

ImgurNeedsMoreS*******

"It took me 720000 shots to get the right picture of this kingfisher" " Yeah, it took me 2000. Loser"

aShogunNamedMarcus

As someone who really sucks at getting good photos of the moon with my more serious camera, these impress the hell out of me. I do sadly do much better with my phone's digital zoom lol. I need to find better on the ground points of interest.

ps238principal

#1 That one's not so much about time as it is distance, angle, and having a REALLY good zoom lens.

UffDaDan

#9 I'm friends with Jon's niece and this story is fun. Tried to get on a flight for eclipse photos with a competition but lost, then took a neighboring flight and the crew gave me everything he needed on this commercial flight https://youtu.be/uPLdrlgB8Fc?si=rdrQlQu8QO6HQxh8

trueunpopularopinions

It's really hard to fight scepticism and trust that none of these is simply edited, as that would be so much easier and it would be such a human thing to do, but they are magnificent images.

BusterWinkmeyer

#23 it's like they are looking right at them trying to figure out if it's worth it to take a look

Boppster

Photography - having the right equipment, having patience, and being in the right place at the right time.

q2grapple

Absolutely amazing photos

superpaul79

#11 That's a lot of fish c**.

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