This was filmed between 26 May 2012 and 6 June 2012. I first visited Mount Bromo in April 2012 for 2 nights and I was so fascinated by the many possibilities that this amazing landscape can offer and so I decided to revisit Mount Bromo and made my first time-lapse movie there.
My goal was to capture the beautiful milky way galaxy and sun rise along with the 3 volcanoes namely Mount Bromo, Mount Semeru and Mount Batok.
On 28 May 2012, I encountered one of the rare scenes where Mount Semeru was spewing red lava smoke under the milky way galaxy. Look at 01:33 to watch Mount Semeru in action.
On 2 June 2012, I captured the moon setting right in the middle of Mount Bromo and Mount Batok and the milky way galaxy became more obvious gradually. Look at 00:49 to watch the moonset in action.
On 3 June 2012, I was hit by a sandstorm when I was shooting on Mount Bromo and the strong wind had toppled two of my cameras and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. But to my surprise, the two cameras managed to capture more than 5 seconds worth of photos before they collapsed. Look at 02:10 to watch the sandstorm in action!
On 4 June 2012, it was a full moon night and I encountered one of the rare scenes where the volcanoes were partially covered by the hovering mid clouds and I captured the entire moon set. Look at 00:08 to watch the moving mid clouds in slow motion or look at 01:48 to watch the full moonset in action, which took me 8 hours to capture the whole process.
On 5 June 2012, knowing that the moon will set simultaneously as the sun rise, I spent more than 8 hours to capture this scene. Look at 01:18 to watch the sunrise and moonset in action simultaneously.
In addition to managing rapid changing lighting conditions, shooting long hours under extremely cold and windy conditions and resolving condensation issues were the biggest challenges I faced during the shoot.
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7 Jan 2013: The video cover photo made it into the news headlines in National Geographic! - news.nationalgeographic.com/news/billions-of-earthlike-planets-found-in-milky-way/
Feb 2013: Featured on EarthSky.ORG - earthsky.org/earth/video-time-lapse-capture-of-mount-bromo-volcano
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Feb 2013: Featured on Space.com site - space.com/19634-milky-way-meets-indonesian-volcanoes-in-stunning-time-lapse-video.html
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Apr 2013: Visit vimeo.com/63073536 for a 90 seconds trailer I've created and published for the first time.
Apr 2013: Sony World Photography Awards 2013 (Timelapse) - Grand Prize
Apr 2013: PDN Photo Annual - Winner of the Year 2013
Jul 2013: I have developed a simple web-based astro tool to track milkyway. Do visit justinngphoto.com/astro to check it out.
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Beautiful Senja, Norway
I was driving around the beautiful Senja island in Norway as summer turned into fall - just me and my camera.
When I captured the aurora at the end, a small meteor shower occured, and I was lucky to capture some of it,
Senja is the second largest island in Norway, and one of the most beautiful places you can visit in Norway.
Captured with a Canon DSLR.
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I brought my new Blackmagic Cinema Camera with me on a recent trip with my wife to the Bahia de Banderas area of Mexico. We stayed in Mismaloya, about 20km south of Puerto Vallarta. If I had it my way, the camera would have been glued to my hands for the entire trip, but considering it's not water-proof, I had to leave it at the hotel quite a bit.
We did a day trip north of Puerto Vallarta and explored towns, beaches, and did a small jungle hike. In Valle De Banderas, they were celebrating their town's anniversary, or at least I think that's what a banner said. At any rate there were many people out celebrating.
I love shooting with the BMCC! Little issues aside, it is an amazing camera! I love how it makes me slow down while shooting. Considering I'm getting about 25 minutes of raw footage on each 240gb SSD, and the fact that you can't delete clips or format the drive from the camera, makes me feel as if I'm shooting film. On this trip I had no way of downloading footage or formatting the drives. It felt like having an old slr film camera with me and just a couple rolls of film.
I shot all raw and processed the images in Lightroom. I had thought to take Resolve for a spin, but my main workstation stopped working and Resolve won't run on my laptop. I used a calibrated HP monitor.
I experimented with different color grades and you will see different styles in this film. There's even a single random BW shot in there. Uncompressed raw and 13 stops of dynamic range is a powerful mix. Being able to process the raw images in a variety of programs is freeing, and re-processing old footage with new color correction tools is something I look forward to.
Download the original if you want to see the full quality. Not much else to say really. It's good this camera will be shipping in larger quantities soon. Sorry to use an already over used phrase, but this camera is a game changer and needs to be in more people's hands! I can't wait to see what people shoot with it, and what the other camera manufacturers come up with to compete.
P.S. The reality of owning a camera called the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is at times a bit awkward. I'm finding myself saying things like, "No, I'll use the Black Magic." which tends to make strangers in the vicinity raise an eyebrow. Oh well. It's a small price to pay.
Music: I Wanna Go by Summer Heart
Canon 24-70mm (no iris control yet, so all wide open at f2.8)
Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS Mark II
B+W ND Filters
This film is dedicated to my girl and our fantastic dog…
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Everyting was shot during our vacation on the wonderful island Corsica.
Three really inspiring weeks - camping underneath eucalyptus trees, wandering on wide beaches and wonderful landscapes which were breathtaking.
It´s always the same when i´m travelling - always having to compromise between gazing through the viewfinder and taking time to relax from work.
More about PRINZENZEIT in early 2013 ... stay tuned !!!
Music: Sigur Ros "Samskeyti"
Tools: Canon 5d mk 3, Fuji X10, Leica M3, Canon 24-105mm, Nd Fader, small hd dp4 evf, Zoom H4n.
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