Lava flowing into the ocean is a magnificent sight. In December 2016, it was the first time in over 3 years that the lava flow was entering the ocean in Hawaii. Photographer Jack Fusco didn’t want to miss this opportunity. So, he checked weather reports, moon phases, and National Park Service website. He packed his gear and flew to Hawaii. His idea was capturing starry sky above the lava entering the ocean. He only had 3 nights to do it, and the weather was terrible when he arrived. Despite bad luck with the weather and very limited time, he managed to create “61G Ocean Entry” – a truly awe-inspiring time-lapse.
If you enjoy watching time-lapse videos, then you’ve heard of Morten Rustad. After his video “NORWAY – A Time-Lapse Adventure”, he now has a new gorgeous time-lapse video out. “SEASONS of NORWAY – A Time-Lapse Adventure” is recorded in 8K, and it covers 20,000 kilometers of a beautiful country of Norway. It was shot within a course of one year, showing the divine beauty of Norway throughout four seasons.
Variable neutral density filters are typically more common for video than photography, but there’s that grey timelapse area in the middle where the two worlds tend to often collide. I usually go with regular NDs for long exposures and timelapse, but having recently picked up a variable ND for video, I have found myself using it a lot more for regular photography, too.
Mine doesn’t go quite as dark as Syrp’s new “Super Dark” variable ND filter, though. Offering 5-10 stops of neutral density, the filter will ship in both 62mm and 82mm sizes, with step-up rings to fit other lens sizes included. It also contains built in physical stops and handy markings around the edge of the filter to let you know just how many stops of light you’re blocking.
Due to user error, I photographed a sequence of photos where the Spectrum’s movement was out of sync with the camera shutter – resulting in the Spectrum moving to the next image in the sequence while the shutter was open.
This resulted in images that have a cool double exposure effect – and its got me thinking about a whole bunch of other ways to intentionally re-create this effect with the Spectrum…
Commemorating one month since British astronaut Tim Peake launched into space, the European Space Agency uploaded a cool time lapse showing the preparation and liftoff of the massive rocket.
Launched along with Peake were NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko.
The latest Star Wars movie and Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight played a major role in the recent comeback of 70mm film and its gorgeous qualities.
Photographer Andrew Walker was a projectionist on the 70mm roadshow for the latter and created this time lapse of the celluloid film being projected, showing the behind-the-scenes experience is just as fascinating as the final product.
For the past two years, Omaha-based photographer Jesse Attanasio has been driving across the United States to capture some of the most beautiful storms and scenery America has to offer.
The result is Exhale, an incredibly beautiful 4K time-lapse that condenses into three minutes the imagery Attanasio has captured over the past two years. [Read more…]
Countless people, and among them many photographers, flocked to the vicinity of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to get a good view of one of the most impressive fireworks displays on the planet.
As you probably know by now, a nearby building caught on fire a few hours before the fireworks began and grabbed much of the attention.
Luckily Kirill Neiezhmakov was on the scene and captured this stunning time lapse of the burning building.
Day after day, observatories around the world hunt for extraterrestrial life. While many use telescopes to seek out visual-based evidence, there are still a select few that utilize radio astronomy, a subfield of astronomy that listens into the frequencies spit onto Earth from the last frontier.
Three of these radio astronomy facilities were captured by astrophotographers Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan to create SKYGLOW: DISHDANCE, a mesmerizing time-lapse that not only captures mesmerizing imagery, but explores the effects and dangers of urban light pollution on our night sky. [Read more…]