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After Dark

November 19, 2015

I spend many hours under the night sky photographing the stars above. This time-lapse video is a collection of some of my most memorable experiences under the stars over the past year. All of the footage you see here was shot in the Wellington region on the North Island of New Zealand.

The time-lapse footage was all shot in camera including the first and last shots where I attempted to match the rotation of my motion control rig to the rotation of the earth, locking the stars in place as you see the earth rotate. For the motion control, I used a Syrp Genie for linear motion, coupled with the Genie Mini for the rotating motion. These two shots were also filmed from day to night, and night to day, so it was interesting to see daylight transition into night time and vice versa.

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