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!

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...