1. Inhale the fresh air, smell the refreshing scent of the green pine forests glowing above black volcano sands, no sound but the wind in the trees. A deep blue sky matches with the blue atlantic ocean far below. Epic volcanic trails lead trough an unique archaic landscape. Feel the elements. Be yourself, at the “Island in the Sky”.

    This short film, a homage to the beautiful Island of La Palma - "Europe's Hawaii" - was like a never ending project for me. More than one and a half years of work.... photographing, processing, re-processing, selecting and de-selecting footage, some weeks filming…

    I had certain pictures in mind - the scenes, locations, and moods. Every interesting place I had spotted during many stays on the Island while Hiking or guiding Bike Groups was considered.

    As often as possible I returned to Palma to let the film get reality (newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/08/15/new-astro-timelapse-video-the-island-showcases-astronomy-haven/), but more than once got thrown back - bad weather, equipment malfunction or whatever.

    I hiked up Volcanoes, stayed awake all night on stormy ridges, slept like a dead on the beach next morning. Pre-processed nights footage at the Apartment later, to validate what scenes worked, or needed to be repeated. Hurried back up the mountains before sunset for new setups. Finally got some rest and watched the clouds and stars move. Feeling small in the universe. And tired and dizzy, as well.

    Night-Timelapse filming is an art, a struggle to live from, tough on your biorhythm – and needs a lot of passion, love and dedication. Passion for the work, love for nature and wilderness, being alone in the night. Back at the office in the timelapse studio it needs dedication and endurance in front of my workstations working trough the image data.

    Which is the toughest part for me - I am not the office guy. I hate sitting in front of a Computer screen too much. And that is what you do with Timelapse. Way too much. After cleaning up the project, 906.65 GB and 83846 RAW images and movie-sequences remained for processing. And there is no automatism, each software at the workflow needs to be fed with each sequence separately, to deliver results...

    On some key scenes of this film I have even worked over several months, trying different variations on color-reprocessing, iterating them many times. I am still not sure if they are good now. You judge.

    Thanks to all who support me, especially my family. Thanks to Babak Tafreshi of Twanight.org for providing the legendary GRANTECAN Intro and MAGIC-from-the-side Footage (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAGIC_(telescope). Props to the Folks at IAC.es and Visitlapalma.es! Horay to the team at TWANight.org for tips and feedback! Awesome to Nikon NPS!

    Jesse Hozeny has provided an awesome soundtrack with "Miles High"! This ended a long search!
    itunes.apple.com/at/album/niyama-volume-one-two/id39888393

    Equipment: Nikon D4, D700, D7000, D3s, AFS 14-24/2.8, AFS 24-70/2.8, AF 50/1.8, AF 16/2.8 and AF-DX 10/2.8 Fisheye. Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly and MX2 Merlin Interface, Vixen Polarie: vixen.co.jp/en/lp/polarie_movie.html

    Processing: Nikon View NX, Adobe Lightroom LR4, LRTimelapse, Apple Motion, Final Cut Pro X.

    Introduced on Slate, Wired, NG aaaand Dr. Brian May of QUEEN (awesome!!):
    slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2012/11/26/time_lapse_video_clouds_and_stars_over_the_volcanic_la_palma_canary_island.html
    wired.com/wiredscience/2012/11/time-lapse-island-in-the-sky/
    newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/11/29/starry-nights-in-quick-time/
    brianmay.com/brian/brianssb/brianssbnov12.html

    Now dive in, put your earphones on and relax...

    Cheers.
    Christoph Malin
    That Guy with the Tent
    Christophmalin.com

    P.S.: Check some of my other films:
    "Astronomer's Paradise", vimeo.com/36972668
    "Urban Mountain Sky", vimeo.com/40969904
    "ISS Tronized", vimeo.com/51499009

    Fine Art Prints of "Island in the Sky - christophmalin.zenfolio.com/p710558537

    facebook.com/christoph.malin
    twitter.com/#!/christophmalin
    twanight.org/cmalin
    christophmalin.zenfolio.com

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  2. I got the GH3 and shoot time lapse at night.
    I tried
    built-in interval timer
    electronic shutter
    continuous shooting
    tilt-shift(ARAX TILT adapter for use Nikon lenses)
    ---
    camera : Panasonic DMC-GH3
    lens : LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm/F2.8
    lens : Nikon Ai-S Nikkor 20mm F2.8
    lens : Nikon Ai-S Nikkor 50mm F1.8
    music : lovely by Tryad
    jamendo.com/en/track/843916/lovely

    # vimeo.com/56801484 Uploaded 20.4K Plays 39 Comments
  3. camera : Panasonic DMC-GH3
    lens : Nikon Ai-S Nikkor 20mm F2.8
    lens : Nikon Ai-S Nikkor 50mm F1.8
    mount adapter : ARAX TILT adapter for use Nikon lenses on Micro 4/3
    lens : OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm F2.0
    music : Waiting for the sun by minimal control
    jamendo.com/en/track/157893/waiting-for-the-sun

    # vimeo.com/57366980 Uploaded 11.8K Plays 6 Comments
  4. Follow my work at:
    primalearthimages.com
    facebook.com/primalearthimages
    flickr.com/photos/primal_earth_images_bevan_percival/

    This timelapse features my best work yet. It represents hours and hours of dedication to the art. I'm driven by chasing fleeting moments of damatic light on beautiful landscapes and also capturing the night sky and milky way in all it's glory is a real buzz. Not be mention curling up out under the stars beside all the gear for whole nights at a time catching some sleep here and there between checking the gear and changing batteries and staring up into eternity with spectacular meteors burning up in the cosmic shore out the corner of your eye. Doing this sort of thing has bought me closer and closer to the wilderness. There is something about doing this sort of stuff that just makes you want to keep coming back for more and more. Maybe it's the experience of being out there at one with the incredible beauty of this landscape. Maybe it's the challenge of capturing it in the camera in the way that you witnessed it. Maybe it's the excitement of seeing just what you got when you finally render it all out. Maybe it's the satisfaction you get out of showing this to other people. Most probably it's a combination of all these things.

    I hope you enjoy watching this timelapse. Please leave a comment if you wish, I'd love to hear from you. It is my hope that in bringing back a little piece of nature to portray in this way helps spark the respect we need to have for such an incredible place.

    All scenes shot in the North Island of New Zealand.

    Main equipment used:
    Canon 5D Mark II & various Canon Lenses
    Dynamic Perception Stage Zero 6ft Dolly

    Music:
    "Go Beyond" by Ben and Matt Hales, licensed for use through Universal Publishing Production Music and APRA New Zealand.

    Thanks to my family for putting up with my habit ;)

    # vimeo.com/62980495 Uploaded 543K Plays 349 Comments
  5. All Time-lapse sequences were taken by the astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) (Thanks guys for making this available to the public for use!) All footage has been color graded, denoised, deflickered, slowed down and stabilized by myself. Clips were then complied and converted to 1080 HD at 24 frames/sec.

    Some interesting tidbits about the ISS. It orbits the planet about once every 90 mins and is about 350 Km/217 miles. The yellow/greenish line that you see over the earth is Airglow.

    Hope you all enjoy it and thanks for watching!

    P.S. It would be a dream to actually be up there in the ISS. Btw NASA, if you need a Biochemistry Ph.D to do some work for you up there, I’m your man, LOL!

    Music: "Manhatta" composed & performed by “The Cinematic Orchestra”
    itunes.apple.com/us/album/cinematic-orchestra-presents/id527221766
    All rights reserved to their respective owners.

    Edited by: Bruce W. Berry @ Website: bruce-wayne-photography.com

    Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,
    NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
    eol.jsc.nasa.gov
    eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/
    nasa.gov/multimedia/hd/
    earthobservatory.nasa.gov/

    Footage Note: The slower video represents a closer resemblance to the true speed of the International Space Station; this footage was shot at one frame per second. Clips are all marked with an *.

    Locations of Footage in the order they appear:

    1. A Jump over the Terminator
    2. Sarychev Volcano
    3. From Turkey to Iran*
    4. Hurricane Irene Hits the US
    5. Indian Ocean to Pacific Ocean Through the Cupola*
    6. Central Great Plains at Night*
    7. Aurora Borealis over the North Atlantic Ocean*
    8. Aurora Borealis from Central U.S.*
    9. Up the East Coast of North America*
    10. Myanmar to Malaysia*
    11. Western Europe to Central India
    12. Middle East to the South Pacific Ocean
    13. Aurora Borealis over Europe*
    14. City Lights over Middle East*
    15. European City Lights*
    16. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
    17. Moonglow over Canada and Northern U.S.*
    18. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (1)
    19. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (2)
    20. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (3)
    21. Stars and the Milky Way over the Atlantic*
    22. The Milky Way and Storms over Africa (1)
    23. The Milky Way and Storms over Africa (2)

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