We start with a simple view of an object and its shadow with figure 1.
Downloadable file: pole.png
Such a picture provides a reference for how everything is going to look. Another picture showing how items look in the air, a view the Apollo astronauts could not give us, is in figure 2.
Downloadable file: poleair.png
A movie showing movement from the view in figure 2 to figure 1 is downloadable as polem.mpg.
More specific information on POV-Ray may be found in § A.