West Baldy Timelapse

Wow, was this a trip down the rabbit hole! That Landscapes video inspired me to create my own timelapse. Naturally, I thought shooting from the top of West Baldy at sunset would be perfect.

Turns out day-to-night timelapse is shockingly difficult. Within the quirky realm of timelapse photography it is known as 'the Holy Grail'. This one-hour sequence was shot uncompressed with my Nikon D7000, processed initially via Adobe Camera RAW, keyframed and reprocessed with a fantastic donationware tool called LRTimelapse, batch-processed and exported as 16-bit PSD files by Photoshop CS5.5, and then imported as a video sequence and edited and rendered within Sony Vegas Pro. All that to produce 30 seconds of footage!

— October 20, 2011

Andy Lewicky is the author and creator of SierraDescents

Dan Conger October 20, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Very cool!!!

Jeremy October 22, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Love the video, what was the music you used for the video?

Andy October 22, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Jeremy, the music is from a Loopmasters sample collection called Tokyo Soundscapes...they have a lot of cool stuff on their site -- check it out.

charles October 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm

fantastic! so subtle...