Rod Evans: The Artist Behind the Moon Rise Time-lapse

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In early September, we shared an incredible time-lapse of the full moon rising behind Byron’s iconic lighthouse to the Byron Bay Facebook page. It was one of our most popular posts ever, with over 75,000 minutes of video watched by more than 350,000 people.

The time-lapse shows a huge, yellow-orange moon rise from the horizon, up past the lighthouse, and into the darkening sky. The footage is spectacular – you can watch it below.

The time-lapse was created by local photographer and teacher-in-training Rod Evans. Evans lives in the lush Byron Hinterland, and captures the natural beauty of the region’s beaches, landscapes, sunsets, markets, moon rises, and more in his stunning photography and time-lapses.

As well as posting his work to his Instagram and Facebook page, he is an ABC Open contributor.

Recently, Evans has explored the possibilities of light painting.

Light painting is a photographic technique where images are made by moving a light source while taking a long exposure photo. The results are otherworldly, as streams of colour ribbon through the night sky seemingly independent.

Evans’s light painting images have had great success: they’ve been featured in The Weekend Australian Magazine, placed at the Lismore Show, and even reached the number one spot on the front page of Reddit.

Alongside fellow Byron Bay photographer Caroline Fisher, Evans has assisted with light painting workshops. These give photography enthusiasts the chance to learn light painting techniques – including the correct camera settings – and experiment with light-producing materials.

Keep up with Rod Evans on Instagram, his Facebook Page and visit www.rodevansvisual.com to learn more.

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