Can we all just sit and marvel at this ridiculous shot of the Moon for a second? Because that would be great. Seriously, people. Just look at it.
It took a lot of preparations and planning to make this happen. He wanted to find the perfect hill, needed to know the precious location where the Moon would rise over the hill and then had to place his friend strategically to make this shot reality.
Schmidli writes on his blog that he spent months scouting out the perfect vantage point for this shot, conducting much of his reconnaissance with Google Earth and a handheld GPS.
You've surely noticed that the moon illusion is working overtime in Schmidli's photograph. To achieve this effect, he had to station himself more than 1000 meters away from his friend on the bike, and employ a staggering 1200 mm focal length. (Remember this epic footage of a New Zealand moonrise, captured back in January? Astrophotographer Mark Gee had to set up 2 kilometers away from his foreground subjects to achieve that shot.)