Photographer Andrew McCarthy recently released an image of the moon, but literally it was an “impossible” scene,media bGR reported. McCarthy stitched together a dozen separate images to create this image to show the moon’s surface in high contrast. The moon is covered with craters, telling the story of billions of years of impacts. This picture is intended to show every corner of the moon.
This photo uses a shot technique that maximizes the contrast of every small imperfection on the surface, giving the picture a bright, surreal effect. While the photo appears to be a snap, it’s actually the result of a lot of night’s work and a dozen separate photos, LiveScience reported.
“When you see this picture of the moon, it’s a little strange, because it’s an impossible scene,” McCarthy wrote on Instagram. “I captured the most contrasting parts from two weeks of pictures of the moon, aligning them and mixing them together to show the rich texture of the entire lunar surface. “
When the sun hits the moon, the edges of the bright and dark sides show the greatest detail and texture. What McCarthy did here was stitch together a dozen separate images, and everything except the area on the surface that captures the light at a perfect angle was cropped.