It’s been a while since we brought you one of these fantastic night sky time-lapse films, but we’ve got another jaw-dropping one for you from photographer Eric Hines.
We featured some of Eric’s breathtaking images of the Milky Way at Devil’s Tower (Wyoming) not too long ago, and it’s to this area he returned to capture the beautiful time-lapse below. Go HD and fullscreen for the full effect!
Wild Wyoming, A Summer of Sunsets and Dark Skies
by Eric Hines
About this video:
This is a collection of timelapse pieces that I shot between late June and early August, 2011, in Eastern Wyoming, and Western Nebraska.
All sequences were shot on the 5D Mark II, in RAW format. The lens used, in all but two shots, was a 24mm f/1.4L II, which I rented from Borrowlenses.com. The other two were shot on my 16-35mm f/2.8L II.
Motion control for the timelapse shots were provided by the excellent Dynamic Perception Stage-Zero Dolly. Since purchasing the dolly, I have been using motion control on almost every timelapse that I shoot.
I have to say, shooting this piece was one of the best experiences that I have had in my life. Travelling 1000 miles from home to spend the summer trying to capture all of the beauty around me was amazing. I finally had the chance to truly see what the night sky was supposed to look like, and it left me breathless. During many moments in the video, you can see plenty of shooting stars, along with a few satellites, and a plane here and there.
Music is “Death is the Road to Awe” by Clint Mansell, from the soundtrack to “The Fountain” (available from itunes).
Amazing video and the result of a lot of of patience and effort, so how much is a plane ticket to Wyoming anyway??