Jeffrey Tsang is a maritime YouTube vlogger, sailor, and photographer. He sails on a container ship that travels across the globe, and in his latest timelapse he shows you a wonderful journey across the sea. He put 30 days of sailing into only 10 minutes. And these are probably the most awe-inspiring 10 minutes on YouTube. His timelapse shows plenty of beautiful sights, from thunderstorms on the open sea, to moonlit night skies.
He took photos over the course of 30 days and ended up with about 80,000 images to combine into a timelapse movie. His journey started from the Red Sea and ended in Hong Kong.
To shoot this timelapse, Jeffrey used a Nikon D750 paired with Rokinon 12mm f/2.8. He placed the camera on the ship’s deck and recorded the entire journey. He’d often leave the camera out even while he was sleeping. When he was on duty, one of the crew members set the exposure for him. It’s interesting that this video captures so many beautiful phenomena we often see in individual timelapse movies: thunderstorms, interesting cloud formations, sunrises and sunsets, and starry skies with shooting stars. He also captured busy night maritime traffic, as well as the cargo operation in ports.
In the video description, you have the timestamps for the specific events shown in the video. But if you like it as much as I did, you’ll watch everything from beginning to an end, and admire every minute of the video. It brings us closer to what the life on the sea looks like, and reminds us how tiny we actually are.