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Time-Lapse of the Milky Way Over the Plains of South Dakota

Shoot a stunning time-lapse video of the Milky Way, and there’s a good chance it’ll go viral. Photographer Randy Halverson used a Canon 60D and Canon T2i with Tokina 11-16, Sigma 20mm F1.8, and Tamron 17-50 lenses to shoot these beautiful images of the night sky over South Dakota.

Shot in RAW format, the Milky Way shots were 30 seconds exposure F2.8 or F1.8 with 2 second interval between shots, for 3-4 hours run time. ISO 1600

Ten seconds of the video is about 2 hours 20 minutes in real time.

Also be sure to check out Terje Sorgjerd’s time-lapse of the Milky Way above Spain if you haven’t already.

(via Laughing Squid)


 
  • http://twitter.com/Daniel_Dragon Daniel Lowe

    Congratulations, Randy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/greenpictures Maarten in ‘t Groen

    Stunning… 

  • Steve-o

    i love how he also puts movement into the timelapse.. seems extremely hard to do

  • http://www.obrienstudios.com Pat O’Brien

    I need to know how they put so much movement into these time lapses. Its amazing

  • http://www.obrienstudios.com Pat O’Brien

    I need to know how they put so much movement into these time lapses. Its amazing

  • http://twitter.com/Myrddon Henning Nilsen

    It’s not. You just use a dolly/slider. Kessler makes some affordable options I think.

  • http://twitter.com/Myrddon Henning Nilsen

    It’s not. You just use a dolly/slider. Kessler makes some affordable options I think.

  • http://twitter.com/RiverHalverson River Halverson

    or http://www.dynamicperception.com/

  • http://twitter.com/dakotalapse Randy Halverson

    Check out some pics on my site at http://www.dakotalapse.com of the dolly

  • http://twitter.com/dakotalapse Randy Halverson

    Check out some pics on my site at http://www.dakotalapse.com of the dolly