Photographer Randy Halverson lives and shoots in South Dakota, mostly. Here’s an almost-five minute piece showing the night skies of South Dakota with a little Wyoming thrown in.
If you have ever been in a wide open landscape the most interesting thing isn’t necessarily the landscape itself, but what you see coming over the horizon. Growing up in South Dakota the landscape itself can be beautiful at times, but that doesn’t compare to what the sky can do, especially at night. Combine that with the landscape, and it makes for great photo opportunities. More information and stills at dakotalapse.com/2013/06/horizons/
Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead, Defiance, Battlestar Galactica, etc) once again helped me with some original music for the video. This time he suggested adding vocals to the mix. Brendan McCreary and his band (Young Beautiful in a Hurry) did just that. They came up with “I Forever” The single is available on iTunes tinyurl.com/pgrq45p , Amazon and other online sources.
I shot Horizons from April – October 2012 mostly in South Dakota, but also some at Devils Tower in Wyoming. From the rugged Badlands, the White River valley and the Black Hills, the horizons seem to endlessly change.
Download the 30 minute long Horizons feature at dakotalapse.com/2013/06/horizons-feature
Photography and Editing – Randy Halverson
Production Assistants – River Halverson and Kelly McILhone
Color Correction – Jeff Zueger – Spectrum Films
Dynamic Perception – The Stage Zero and Stage One dollies were used in many of the shots. I can’t recommend them enough for a quality product at a low price. dynamicperception.com/#oid=1005_1
Borrowlenses – Throughout the summer I got some great Canon and Zeiss lenses from Borrowlenses to use in the shoot. They have great service and every lens performed flawlessly. So if you ever want to try out a lens ,or just need one for an special shoot, give them a try! borrowlenses.com
Granite Bay Software – I try to avoid flicker in sunset or daytime timelapse while shooting. But sometimes it is unavoidable. I used GBDeflicker to smooth out the flicker in some of the sunset timelapse. granitebaysoftware.com/
Canon 5D Mark III, sometimes with a 2nd from Borrowlenses.com
Canon 5D Mark II
I used a variety of lenses, many from Borrowlenses.com
Canon 14, 16-35, 24-70, 50 F1.2, 70-200mm lenses
Zeiss 21, 25, 35mm lenses
Nikon 14-24mm with Novoflex Adapter
Available in 4K resolution.
Contact for licensing footage, shooting rates or anything else.
- Devil’s Tower
- Black Hills
- Bear McCreary
- WATCH: Dazzling Time-Lapse Spotlights Stars, Auroras, Storms (huffingtonpost.com)
- Lovely Astrophoto: Cottonwoods and the Milky Way (universetoday.com)
- 3 Triceratops Skeletons Excavated by South Dakota Institute (theepochtimes.com)
- Randy Halverson’s film (ofbooksandcoffee.wordpress.com)