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Not Another Time Lapse, Please!

I know, I post a lot of them here, and over time, well, it’s just another time lapse.

But I’ve tried over the past several months to only include ones that were doing something novel, innovative, advancing the art form.

This time lapse certainly does that. It could have been a bit shorter by deleting some of the portions of footage where the artificial light conditions were changed either on purpose or by accident. But, all in all, this time lapse in South Dakota by Randy Halverson is pretty cool work! It’s worth showcasing!

One of the challenges in making this video, was trying to get good storm and star shots. The opportunity doesn’t come along very often, the storm has to be moving the right speed and the lightning can overexpose the long exposures. I had several opportunities this summer to get storm and star shots. In one instance, within a minute of picking up the camera and dolly, 70mph winds hit. One storm was perfect, it came straight towards the setup, then died right before it reached it.

Extended cut available here dakotalapse.com/​?p=448

At the 1:57 mark a Whitetail buck came in to check out the setup. It was caught on 20 frames, and was there for about 10 minutes. It was only 50 yards from the camera, dolly and light.

At the 3:24 mark, a meteor reflects on the water of the small lake, see still below in Photos. There are also quite a few other meteors in the timelapse.

This was all shot in central South Dakota from June-August.

Source:  Vimeo

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