Check out the above view of Earth from the International Space Station at night. I was surprised to see how much area that a lightning strike covered with its glow. I couldn’t find any info about which camera was used to capture these images, but it would make sense that it’s a Nikon D3s or other Nikon body since the raw images were sourced from NASA.
These three videos from Jeff Chen Kuo Chih were captured over the period of several days in the Eastern Sierra. The foreground lighting in the third video adds an almost surreal effect to the night shots of the Milky Way.
It’s worth noting that these were shot using a combination of the Nikon D5100 and Nikon D3 cameras.
While the Canon 5D Mark II seems to get all the attention in time lapse videos, Nikon deserves a lot of credit for the time lapse capablities of its DSLRs. Most of the recent Nikon DSLRs (excluding the very base-level models) offer a built-in intervolometer, which means you can shoot time lapse sequences right out of the box without the need to by a $150 remote as is the case with Canon time lapse work.
They say adding motion to a timelapse is the way to make it really shine. The folks at Beepshow used an Air France jet as a 5000 mile dolly to capture this cool timelapse on an 11 hour flight from San Francisco to Paris.
In the above video, Ryan Hargrave put his Canon 7D to work in the above video by capturing Small JPEG files at the full burst speed, which he then stitched together in post to create this old 8mm camera effect.
Hargrave gives a good description of how he handled the media in post on his Vimeo page.
The above video was created over a 3-year period using a Pentax K110D in Paris, France. In this long term time lapse project, we witness the complete deconstruction of one building, followed by the reconstruction of a new building.
I am always inspired (and humbled) as a photographer as I cull through the Photography Bay Flickr Group each week. As I was checking out some of the additions to the group this week, something stood out a little more than usual.
That something was Flickr user andyathlon‘s additions to the Photography Bay Group Pool, which included the HDR time lapse videos below. [click to continue…]