Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions
28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October,
2011, who to my knowledge shot these pictures at an altitude of around 350 km.
All credit goes to them.
Full HD, refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc.
All in all I tried to keep the looks of the material as original as possible,
avoided adjusting the colors and the like, since in my opinion the original
footage itself already has an almost surreal and aestethical visual nature.
Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,
NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
Editing: Michael König | koenigm.com
Shooting locations in order of appearance:
1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night
2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night
3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
7. Halfway around the World
8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night
11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night
13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
14. Views of the Mideast at Night
15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night
17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night# vimeo.com/32001208 Uploaded 11.3M Plays 47.5K Likes 930 Comments
El Cielo de Canarias "The Light of Stars" (con making of)
Daniel López elcielodecanarias.com
Uniendo la técnica timelapse y la fotografía astronómica se logra captar la verdadera belleza del paisaje y el cielo nocturno en un mismo vídeo, reproduciendo de forma real pero acelerada el movimiento del cielo. Lo que ocurre en horas o días podemos verlo en segundos. Lo que el ojo no puede ver por falta de luz, lo podemos captar y mostrar en forma de vídeo con unos colores y matices imposibles de captar durante el día.
Todos los vídeos son reales, los paisajes, estrellas, constelaciones, vía láctea etc se han grabado usando técnicas de obtención de imágenes astronómicas y sistemas especiales (grúas y raíles) para lograr el efecto de movimiento del paisaje y cielo en la misma secuencia.
Todas las escenas están grabadas por la noche, la única luz que ilumina el paisaje es el de la Luna y en ocasiones, algunos pequeños focos.
Mi más sincero agradecimiento al Parque Nacional del Teide (Tenerife) por autorizarme a grabar en zonas de acceso restringido y al Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias en sus Observatorios e instalaciones.
La música usada es el excepcional tema "La Búsqueda de Ianna" de Epic Soul Factory.
Las escenas están grabadas en el Parque Nacional del Teide (Tenerife) y el Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (La Palma). Donde se unen uno de los mejores cielos del planeta con un paisaje único.
El Cielo de Canarias "The Light of Stars" (with making of)
Daniel Lopez elcielodecanarias.com
Uniting timelapse and astronomical photography, we can captures the true beauty of the landscape and the night sky in one video, playing in a real but accelerated movement of the heavens. What happens in hours or days we can see it in seconds. What the eye cannot see because of darkness, we can capture and display as a video with colors and nuances impossible to catch during the day.
All videos are real, landscapes, stars, constellations, Milky Way etc. have been recorded using imaging techniques and astronomical special systems (cranes and rails) to achieve the effect of motion of the landscape and sky in the same sequence.
All scenes are recorded at night, the only light that illuminates the landscape is that of the moon and sometimes a few small foci.
My sincere gratitude to the Parque Nacional del Teide (Tenerife) for permission to filming in restricted areas, and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias in their observatories and telescopes.
The music used is the unique theme "La Búsqueda de Ianna" Epic Soul Factory. jamendo.com/es/track/732520
The scenes was recorded in the Parque Nacional del Teide (Tenerife) and the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (La Palma). Where they join one of the best skies in the world with a unique landscape.
facebook.com/elcielodecanarias# vimeo.com/37752523 Uploaded 738K Plays 1,384 Likes 78 Comments
Find more of my work here: mikeolbinski.com
Also follow me on Instragram for storm photos and whatnot - instagram.com/mikeolbinski
Still print of this storm can be found here if interested: gallery.mikeolbinski.com/stormchasing/h6015e87e#h6015e87e
Technical deets: Canon 5D2, Rokinon 14mm 2.8...first three clips were at 1-second intervals = 880ish photos, the last sequence was around 90, 5-second exposures
Music by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech.com/
It took four years but I finally got it.
A rotating supercell. And not just a rotating supercell, but one with insane structure and amazing movement.
I've been visiting the Central Plains since 2010. Usually it's just for a day, or three, or two...but it took until the fourth attempt to actually find what I'd been looking for. And boy did we find it.
No, there was no tornado. But that's not really what I was after. I'm from Arizona. We don't get structure like this. Clouds that rotate and look like alien spacecraft hanging over the Earth.
We chased this storm from the wrong side (north) and it took us going through hail and torrential rains to burst through on the south side. And when we did...this monster cloud was hanging over Texas and rotating like something out of Close Encounters.
The timelapse was shot on a Canon 5D Mark II with a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens. It's broken up into four parts. The first section ends because it started pouring on us. We should have been further south when we started filming but you never know how long these things will last, so I started the timelapse as soon as I could.
One thing to note early on in the first part is the way the rain is coming down on the right and actually being sucked back into the rotation. Amazing.
A few miles south is where part two picks up. And I didn't realize how fast it was moving south, so part three is just me panning the camera to the left. During that third part you can see dust along the cornfield being pulled into the storm as well...part of the strong inflow.
The final part is when the storm had started dying out and we shot lightning as it passed over us.
Between the third and fourth portions we drove through Booker, Texas where tornado sirens were going off...it was creepy as all heck. And intense.
I hope you enjoy this. Once thing I've learned about timelapsing is that I always wish it would be longer or wouldn't end. I wish I had been south and been able to record this storm come at me for 45 minutes.
But I love it the way it is. I wasn't ever certain I'd see structure like this even though it's been such a goal of mine. But we did it.
And by we, I mean myself and my buddy Andy Hoeland, who knows his crap and got us into position so we could chase this storm. Without him along I don't know if I get this timelapse.# vimeo.com/67995158 Uploaded 2.8M Plays 10.7K Likes 265 Comments
Well this is my baby. All the hard work timelapsing last summer is now in one single place. A short film, 19 minutes long, that is the payoff for all the hours, miles driven and time away from family in 2012. The video took me quite awhile to produce. Most of the timelapses were completed in one way or other last fall, but with the busy wedding and family portrait season upon me, I had to put it on the back burner for awhile. But slowly this year I've pieced it together, organized it, cleaned it up, found music and finely tuned my simple presentation.
And now it's here. I'm damn proud of it.
No, I don't use a dolly. Yet. I'm not sure it's important to have one but all the most amazing timelapses usually have some kind of motion in them. But timelapsing while you storm chase is quite a different beast than planning to shoot the Milky Way one night out in Joshua Tree National Park. You never know when or where a dust storm may crop up. Or lightning. Or a ridiculously awesome monsoon sunset. Sometimes I literally cannot get my tripod set-up fast enough. The secondary idea of ALSO having to get a dolly set-up, not to mention figuring out in my brain just exactly how long this dust storm will take to get to me, is fairly difficult. But I may yet be moving that direction this summer. We'll see.
But for now, these are simple timelapses that show you the nature of the Arizona monsoon. Walls of dust...beautiful clouds, amazing sunsets, rain, gorgeous landscapes...all of that stuff. It's what I love about this state. It's what drives me to chase over 7,000 miles every summer.
Some of the clips in here have been posted separately before, but there are a bunch that haven't been seen, including a storm moving over Tucson over the course of 90 minutes.
My only regret is that the lightning portion is super-brief. I debated putting it in at all, but there are a couple of clips I really loved and they needed a place to be seen. This coming summer I hope to have a bit more patience with timelapsing lightning for longer periods of time. But the monsoon is fickle and lightning doesn't always last too long. It moves with the storms and makes it tough.
Everything was filmed on Canon 5D Mark II's, using the Canon 17-40 L, the 70-200 f/2.8 L and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8. I use a wireless intervalometer to run the shutter and then I kick back and watch the storm roll in or take stills with the other camera.
I am showing it here for free, but if you love the movie and feel like purchasing it for your personal collection, or to view anytime on your iPhone, iPad or whatever, it's available for $5. I will email you a link where you can download the movie. The link to my blog where you can buy it is below:
Also...I'm posting this on my birthday! I never ask for these kinds of things, but as a little gift to me, if you enjoyed the film, I'd love it if you could spread the word via email, share this on Facebook, Twitter or wherever. It would mean a lot! When you put a lot of hard work into something that people are supposed to watch, you want to try to get as many people to see it as possible!
Thank you for checking it out, I hope you enjoyed viewing it as much as I did filming it and I truly desire for you to fall in love with Arizona like I have. It's such an amazing place.# vimeo.com/59465891 Uploaded 64.8K Plays 876 Likes 47 Comments