This short film is my first attempt at celestial / Milky Way photography and consists of four time-lapse sequences, two shot per night. Sky conditions were favourable with no moon and minimal turbulence. The only drawback was the orange glow near the horizon in the direction of the Caldera caused by the Calima phenomenon. Weather conditions were tolerable with light winds and cool temperatures.
The view of the Milky Way was breathtaking. The growing intensity of the Perseid Meteor Shower as seen especially in the fourth sequence near morning twilight was certainly a treat. Numerous Iridium flares / satellites can be seen as well. Shooting these celestial timelapses took a lot of planning and patience.
Our La Palma album: La Palma, Canary Islands: Hikes and Timelapse videos
GTC tour: vimeo.com/73063516
Sigma 10mm f/2.8 fish-eye lens
Pocketslider dolly (Pocketslider.de)
Hahnel Giga T2 Pro intervalometer
Music: "Love and Loss" by Two Steps from Hell.
The Island of La Palma is beautiful in all aspects. It's a great place to hike and perfect for viewing and photographing the heavens. The night skies are protected from light, radio and air traffic pollution according to the "Sky Act" (starlight2007.net/pdf/SLeng.pdf)