Hot on the heels of tte-77′s ISS filmed timelapse of the Earth from space is another earth-bound masterpiece from maestro Randy Halverson. Give your eyes a treat and go fullscreen HD
Tempest Milky Way
by Randy Halverson
About this video:
One of the challenges in making this video, was trying to get good storm with stars shots. The opportunity doesn’t come along very often, the storm has to be moving the right speed and the lightning can overexpose the long exposures. I had several opportunities this summer to get storm and star shots. In one instance, within a minute of picking up the camera and dolly, 70mph winds hit. One storm was perfect, it came straight towards the setup, then died right before it reached it.
Extended cut available at dakotalapse.com here
At the 1:57 mark a Whitetail buck came in to check out the setup. It was caught on 20 frames, and was there for about 10 minutes. It was only 50 yards from the camera, dolly and light.
At the 3:24 mark, a meteor reflects on the water of the small lake. There are also quite a few other meteors in the timelapse.
This was all shot in central South Dakota from June-August.
Canon 5D Mark II for a few shots, Canon 60D and T2i
Canon 16-35, Tokina 11-16
Shot in RAW format. Manual mode, Exposure was 30 seconds on most Milky Way shots, 20-25 on some of the storm shots, ISO 1600 or 3200 F2.8.
I used the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly on most of the shots as well, it is awesome.
Always inspiring, it’s films like this that have got me into trying out timelapse for myself!
And have a look through the other time-lapse videos we’ve featured here