A project that started in January 2011 and completed shooting on May 2011. My goal was simply to explore and look for interesting unique sceneries around the UAE, and capture it's beauty with time-lapse photography. Winter season plays a big part of my journey, as it's the best time to chase visible fluffy clouds with a true blue sky that only exist to the human eye at this time of the year.
I took around 300,000 images and traveled some 4000kms going around the cities of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. I ended up going more than once on few locations which mostly I searched the coordinates online. There's some tiny little setbacks like wrong coordinates, clouds disappearance, being turned down to take photos (after a 2 hour drive), miscalculated driving time, sets of glowing eyes in the mountain, some wild animal noise in the dark (well it's not really a hindrance, but it is abit alarming) and few unnecessary technical issues, which is typically part of trying out and learning something new :)
The whole trip was very exhausting and time consuming, but it's all worth it in the end. I've seen so many beautiful places here in the UAE, plus I enjoyed all the long drives as well as being close to nature and far away from city for awhile. I'm hoping to find more time and discover new places and capture it again on video :)
A big thanks to Ryan Scully, a music composer based in New York for taking the time producing the original score. soundcloud.com/prscully20
Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM lens
Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly (dynamicperception.com) I can never do time-lapse without this :)
Aluratek Universal 12V battery
Manfrotto 055CX Pro3 tripod legs
Some off-the-shelf LED flood lights
No terceiro episódio do Hand Baggage o país visitado foi nosso vizinho, o Chile. Depois de uma semana na região de Pichilemu que estava com poucas ondas, decidimos desbravar outras ondas mais ao sul do País. As longas esquerdas geladas que encontramos no caminho foram um achado e tanto, pois além de altas ondas tivemos muita sorte em surfar alguns dias sozinhos. A região sul do Chile é incrivelmente rica em natureza e sua costa é repleta de ondas ainda inexploradas por muitos surfistas, confira no vídeo esse resumo de nossa viagem.
Surfistas: Caetano Vargas, Mauricio Zeilmann, Petterson Thomaz, Pedro Husadel
Imagens: Caetano Vargas, Mauricio Zeilmann, Petterson Thomaz, Pedro Husadel
Cameras: Canon T2i e Canon T3i
Edição: Petterson Thomaz
Ok folks, this is it. Here is my first video project.
It is a video of the Northern Lights created using stills (stop motion). All sequences are shot in or close to Tromsø in Northern Norway.
I have spent over 6months collecting footage for this, I have shot approx 50.000 stills to choose from in making this video. A goal for me has been to try to preserve the real-time speed of the northern lights, or come as close as possible, and present it the way I experienced it, instead of the northern lights just flashing over the sky in the blink of an eye. It may work on other time-lapse videos with fast moving clouds and sunsets etc, but with the northern lights in focus, it should be presented in it's true speed to reflect her beauty, imo. In the video I have put together a collection of slow moving auroras in the woods, over the mounatins, in the city, in the foreshore, reflected in the sea, with some of the most spectacular and strongest auroral outbreaks seen in many years. Included here is a coronal outbreak, in which I am particularly happy to present, since it is very difficult to get on stills, even worse on "film".
I got a fantastic soundtrack made for the video by local musical talent in Tromsø; Per Wollen. A Huge thanks goes to you Per obviously! The audio track "Aurora in the sky" can be found on iTunes.
A huge thank goes to Jay and dynamicperception.com/ for making the most awesome timelapse gear available, and who made some of the sequences in this video possible!
The video shown here on Vimeo is 1280x720. It may be also available in 1920x1080 and Digital Cinema HD 4K. Contact me for higher resolution. Video may not be used commercially or public without permission.
Footage has been prepared for viewing in sRGB color space since this is the space most people use. Hence wide gamut displays may display colors wrong, especially green ones which the aurora mostly appears in, since the most clipping in color space when downscaling to sRGB is done in the green color area.
Gear used to put this together:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF 24 L 1.4 Mark II (My precious)
Canon EF 16-35 L 2.8 Mark II
Samyang 14mm 2.8
Nikon 14-24 2.8G AF S
Tokina 11-16 2.8
Meade DS-2000 w 497 Autostar
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly/Rail w MX2