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Time Lapse Video of Yosemite

Posted by Avital Pinnick on May 28, 2010

And this is what Sean Stiegemeier calls a first attempt? Wow. Those night shots are amazing. This is the same guy who made the Iceland volcano time lapse video that I blogged about a few days ago.

In the comments he writes:

Settings were kind of all over the place. The night shots were 30 sec exposures every 2 minutes. Day was every 15seconds for some. 30 and 45 for others.

Cameras were 5D, 5D Mark II, 1ds Mark II. Panning shots were just with a cheap telescope head. It worked ok, but some motion blur with the long exposures.

Yea the HDR stuff is a nightmare with the color and shading crap that it pulls on me. I think as long as the light doesnt change dramatically like at sunsets it works but otherwise it gets crazy.

I’m not sure how one captures the movement of a shooting star with a 30-second exposure. One would expect a motion blur. Or maybe it is a motion blur, whizzing by so fast that the eye perceives it as motion.

All that and HDR, too? That’s an impressive amount of work. The processing could be done in batches with Photomatix, but it would still require really big cards (or possibly generated a faux-HDR from RAW) to handle those files!

The shot of the stars through the tree canopy at the end is haunting.


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