July 27, 2015
Title shot from “The Untouched,” a movie of time-lapse shots of U.S. National Parks.
The Wilderness Society said:
This filmmaker traveled to 30 states and national parks to capture this gorgeous time-lapse video showcasing the beauty of untouched nature and our dark skies
Watch the video and read the account of all that goes into making a film like this. Amazing work!
From Shreenivasan Manievannan. Details at Vimeo, where Manievannan discusses what the Parks showed of destructive climate change during the filming.
How many places can you identify? How many of them have you visited?
December 3, 2014
Nice way to see a city. From Daniel Chen.
Details offered from the photographer:
Lights + City + Timelapse
Gear: Canon Full Frame (5D3, 6D, someolder shots on crop)
Many lenses but mostly Rokinon 14mm, Tamron 24-70mm VC
Custom timelapse MOCO
Track: Energico by AJ Hochhalter
Tip of the old scrub brush to SuperVancouver.
October 23, 2014
Capturing stars and fireflies in the same shot takes some great skill and planning in a photographer.
Alex Wild did it.
From his Twitter feed:
Alex Wild @Myrmecos: And also trying more challenging lighting environments, like night shots of fireflies.
August 30, 2014
Neat views of Scotland, as the nation steams toward a vote on independence from the United Kingdom.
A still capture from the film, Dynamic Scotland.
Roger Jackaman created it: Dynamic Scotland
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I took more than 10,000 photos during the making of this of which 6-7000 made the final cut. Itwas filmed mainly in and around Edinburgh but also includes some scenes from the Glencoe area.Music licensed by: “Moonlight Reprise” by Kai Engel (http://kaiengelmusic.wix.co…
Tip of the old scrub brush to CBS News Twitter feed. Thanks to Mr. Jackaman for putting it up on YouTube, also. It deserves more than 3,196 views.
August 11, 2014
Making those nice photographs of the Milky Way and stars isn’t so easy as it looks.
I made my most successful efforts on our recent swing through Colorado, New Mexico and West Texas. Here’s a shot I got that almost shows the Milky Way, probably has Polaris in it, and because it was a timed exposure, also captured star movement and an airplane flying overhead. Photo was taken from the Army Corps of Engineers campground at Abiquiu Reservoir, a few miles from Georgia O’Keefe’s home.
Abiquiu Stars – Time photograph of stars against a pinon pine, pointing north; Milky Way almost visible in the East.
June 7, 2014
[Photographer and National Geographic protested use of the photo by “Science Porn;” to see the photo, check it at the National Geographic site, it’s well worth the click.]
As best I’ve determined, the photographer is Prasit Chansareekorn, of Thailand. Obviously an amazing photographer. We might also presume the star over the summit is Polaris.
Thai photographer Prasit Chansareekorn
Fujiyama is the single most-visited tourist spot in Japan. (“Fujiyama” translates to “Mt. Fuji.”) It’s the tallest mountain in Japan, at 3,776 meters (12,380 feet). In Japanese, there is a special word for a sunrise viewed from the mountain: Goraiko. About 200,000 people climb the mountain every year.
It’s an active volcano, though its last eruption was 1707. Vulcanologists discuss the possibility the mountain is overdue for an eruption.
Who would be in the best spot to get a photo of such an eruption? What would van Gogh have made of this view?
May 13, 2014
Milky Way over Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Photo by Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović, from the video (which also features Grand Canyon National Park)
Phil Plait’s column/blog at Slate, Bad Astronomy, put me on to this one. Wow.
You can see it at Vimeo, and read a lot more about the making of the film.
YIKÁÍSDÁHÁ (Navajo for Milky Way or “That Which Awaits the Dawn”)
And that they do. The Milky Way is the star of the show; the galactic bulge, disk, and dark fingers of vast dust lanes as clear as if this were taken from space. Well, sort of; I was impressed by the mix of clouds and sky, to be honest. The contrast was interesting, and it’s rather amazing the Milky Way could stand out so clearly above the cloud line.
One thing I want to point out specifically: At 2:10 in, a meteor flashes and leaves behind a curling wisp of what looks like smoke. This is called a persistent train, the vaporized remains of the meteoroid itself, and can glow for several minutes. The upper level winds from 60–100 km above Earth’s surface are what blow it into those curlicues.
More details, for more films from these guys:
Shot and Produced by: Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović
Music: A Seated Night (Ambient) by Moby. Courtesy MobyGratis.com / Unknown Native Chant
Thanks: Northern Arizona University, Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley Tribal Park.
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