Jun 18, 2011

A Kick off to the Summer and the Beauty of its Night Sky

Randy Halverson shot and produced an amazing time lapse and had a man named Simon Wilkinson compose music for it. Unbelievably beautiful! National Geographic brought it to my attention and I had to share it. Ask me how many goosebumps I had while view it?!

During the month of May, I shot Milky Way timelapse in central South Dakota, when I had the time, and the weather cooperated. The biggest challenge was cloudy nights and the wind. There were very few nights, when I could shoot, that were perfectly clear, and often the wind was blowing 25mph +. That made it hard to get the shots I wanted. I kept most of the shots low to the ground, so the wind wouldn't catch the setup and cause camera shake, or blow it over. I used a Stage Zero Dolly on the dolly shots and a "Milapse" mount on the panning ones.

Canon 60D and T2i

Tokina 11-16

Sigma 20mm F1.8

Tamron 17-50

Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly http://www.dynamicperception.com

Shot in RAW format, the Milky Way shots were 30 seconds exposure F2.8 or F1.8 with 2 second interval between shots, for 3-4 hours run time. ISO 1600

Ten seconds of the video is about 2 hours 20 minutes in real time.

Simon Wilkinson from http://www.thebluemask.com created the soundtrack "Exodus" for the video

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