1. Escape


    from Stephen Hancock / Added

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    On the morning of May 12th I had to set my dog Sadie down for her final rest. I needed to find a way to escape from people, reality and the heartbreak that had consumed all of my emotions. I turned to the computer and randomly clicked on something that brought me to the the website of James Everingham Music where I found some comfort and many more tears in his song titled Reverie. ( http://www.jameseveringham.com/listen ) It's been a long time since I've compiled any sort of timelapse but after hearing this song I knew I had some shorts that would work along side the music. This was something I made purely for escapism and to help me through my grieving.

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    • The Mighty Mack Adventure


      from Mike Mackinven / Added

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      WARNING – fast moving pictures!! This is a trip my wonderful wife and I took last Aug/Sep, this was our most epic trip to date and 1000% worth it if you can do it. 1 Motorhome 2 people 12000 photos compressed to 10,500 frames (24fps) 5300kms from Auckland – Wellington, Picton to Bluff and back up to Auckland. 23 days of travel, in 7 min 17 seconds :)

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      • Seeing the Milky Way Galaxy


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        We are very limited in what we can observe of space with our own eyes. This is because much of space is filled with cosmic dusts, thus blocking our view. However, with the help of x-rays, gamma rays, radio waves, and infrared technologies, we are able to reveal gas clouds and black holes.

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        • The Best of Kultainen Luuranko internet edition part 2: Colliding Milky Way and Andromeda


          from Laura Jantunen / Added

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          love lust nothing is too much

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          • Nuits d'été (teaser #2)


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            Time-lapse Nuits d'été (teaser #2)

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            • Aurora Australis #2 - 20120506


              from Les Ladbrook / Added

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              On the 6th May 2015 in Invercargill (NZ), it was a perfectly clear night, great for any Aurora activity, the only issue was the moon was nearly full, 97.8% which washed out most of the colour. Although the figures appeared low in chances of getting one, we did in fact see a good display (through the camera). This is the second of two timelapse's taken on the same night from 9:05:51pm to midnight (12:00:34am)

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              • Rakaia Tree


                from Vincent Frascello / Added

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                An evening at Rakaia, this beautiful weathered tree with the stars rotating around the celestial pole, and then the moon rise.

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                • Millstream timelapse


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                  Overlooking the Fortescue River in Millstream National Park

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                  • Sunset, Milky Way, Moonrise, and Sunrise at Caribou Wind Park


                    from Aaron Priest / Added

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                    On the night of April 12, 2014 I shot a “holy grail” timelapse video for a client of the Caribou Wind Park near Bathurst, New Brunswick in Canada. The wind farm consists of thirty three turbines and puts out 99 megawatts when all of them are running. It’s called the “holy grail” of timelapses because shooting from sunset to the Milky Way is usually 20 stops or more and beyond the metering capability of the camera, and thus quite difficult to smoothly adjust and expose for (this particular sequence has a 23 stop range from 15 EV to -7 EV). However, I wanted to go even further and shoot something special for the client, capturing the sunset into the Milky Way, plus a moonrise, and then the sunrise! Because of the weather and remoteness of the site (and needing to schedule an employee to be onsite with us), we had one night to pull it off and limited time for scouting. They still had four feet of snow and eight foot snowbanks up there, so it was challenging to get around and find a suitable location with a southeastern view (about 138° on the compass dial) and good composition. I used PhotoPills extensively on my iPhone to figure out compass headings, altitudes, and times of the sun, moon, and Milky Way movement. Running out of time, I settled on this vantage point up a steep hill and backed into the woods as far as I could get without the tree branches encroaching on the scene too much. I figured it might help shelter the camera from wind and frost as well. The windmill tower is 80 meters tall, with a rotor diameter of 90 meters, so even 62 meters away with a 14mm lens I found it challenging to fit the entire windmill in the scene, especially after cropping to 16:9 ratio for a video! A lot of planning goes into a timelapse like this. Because the snow was so deep, I skipped the slider and eMotimo and shot a static timelapse scene. There was really nowhere to pan anyway without losing the windmill, sun, moon, or Milky Way out of frame. I packed a bunch of snow down to make a stable platform for the tripod (Really Right Stuff TVC-34L and BH-40 ballhead) and put everything else in a covered bucket to keep it warm and dry for the night. I used a Ramper Pro to handle the exposure ramping, with a DewNot dew heater on the lens on a DewBuster controller, powered by a car battery jump starter. I started shooting at 7:35 PM for sunset and let it run until I retrieved it at 9:44 AM, reversing everything around 11:40 PM for moonrise and sunrise. I used an interval of 20 seconds with a Milky Way exposure of f/2.8, ISO 4000, and 17.45 second shutter speed for sharp stars on a Nikon D810 and 14-24mm f/2.8 (my favorite night sky lens). In 14 hours and 9 minutes it captured 2,404 photos for an 80 second video clip @ 30fps. The light behind the windmill and down the hill is coming from the electrical substation, and conveniently lit up the windmills quite nicely! I beta tested LRTimelapse 4 with the Ramper Pro’s .xmp files for this sequence, and Lightroom 6 came out in the middle of editing (LRTimelapse 4 was officially released shortly thereafter), so the final render was done with Lightroom 6. I love that gradients can be masked now with a selective brush! LRTimelapse 4 also makes changing the exposure of a timelapse with the Ramper Pro’s deflickering much easier than before. Exporting in Lightroom 6 is multithreaded now, when before I had to queue up 3 or 4 simultaneous exports to fully saturate the CPU threads and SSD RAID array. Not everything is faster in Lightroom 6 though I’ve noticed, in fact gradients might even be slower now to process. I couldn’t fit all of the footage on the SSDs, so I worked with 2048px wide lossy DNGs as a proxy on the SSDs to speed up the editing process, copying the .xmp files to the folder of RAW files on hard drives for the final export to 16-bit TIFFs (which took 13hrs and 465GB of storage, almost as much time as it took to shoot it!). Rendering the TIFFs to 4K ProRes 422HQ for the client with After Effects was a bit faster at around 4hrs, and weighs in at about 8.6GB. I have some timelapse and night sky workshops coming up in Acadia National Park if you are interested. Three spots left for the night sky workshop next weekend, and two spots left for the timelapse workshop in June! Visit http://acadiaimages.com for more details.

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                    • Milky Way from Lopez Island


                      from jeperkin / Added

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                      Taken from Spencer Spit State Park on Lopez Island, WA. Camera: Nikon D5300 Lens: AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Settings: ISO 3200,10 second exposure, f/2.8

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