A year ago I captured these images during a 4 day trip through the "Picos"... It was not a planned thing, I just grabbed the opportunities as they came along. The scenes presented here were photographed during car stops along the road, from the hotel window in Cabrales and during a fabulous 17mi (28km) trekking with a camera mounted on a 6in (15cm) articulate tripod.
The panoramic movement was achieved with a Skywatcher telescope head and an Arduino board running a program that I had coded myself. 4 days to capture the scenes and more than a year to edit it little by little and at space… But the movie finally saw the light of day...
Licensed music: "Arise" by Nicolas Major
What I've used (nothing fancy here..):
Samsung NX100 + Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Canon Powershot G12 + Sigma Wide Circular PL Filter
Skywatcher Merlin + DF Robotic Romeo Arduino board
I shot this timelapse sequence mostly over the last few months in the Central North Island of New Zealand. This in an attempt to capture the essence of the often unpredictable New Zealand weather. The weather around here seems to have a mind of it's own as storm fronts race across the land and of the countless occasions I would watch and then chase the light to try and capture the type of landscapes I was after I would so often be beaten into submission with the best moments slipping by as I frantically set up my gear.
Shot on Canon 5D Mark II, motion control achieved with Dynamic Perception Stage Zero dolly.
Music: "Dreams Together" by Andrew Britton & David Goldsmith (UPPM), licensed through APPRA New Zealand.
Um filme de Terra Líquida Filmes.
Imagem: Luís Coimbra
Edição: Pedro Miguel Ferreira
Produção: Fábio Jorge
Realização: Ricardo Espírito Santo
Músicas: Olafur Arnolds "Allt Varð Hljótt" e Rodrigo Leão "A praia do norte"
I took more than 7100 photos in more than 730 hours (using Canon 5D Mark II)
It is my first timelapse, hope you'll enjoy it :)
The music is called Arrival of the Birds by The Cinematic Orchestra... amazing music, my favorite..
Adding more details according to questions I've been recieving:
It was shot in a homemade "studio" that I made in a cabinet. I covered the back of the cabinet with black cloth, the flower was placed in the middle, and the whole cabinet was then covered with another cloth to insulate from the daylight (to keep the light constant, which is the most important). Two led lamps were used to illuminate the flowers.
Some flowers bloomed in hours, some in few days.. therefore the interval between photos varies from few seconds to several minutes depending on the type of flower.. after several missed tries you'll learn ;)
In order to keep ISO as low as possible (couldn't go lower than 640 because of low light), the shutter speed was usually 1/5 s at f16.
All flowers are mine or from my mother's garden :)
edit 20 Jan 2013: I made a page with even more info and photos: