Stunning ‘Awakening’ 4K Time-Lapse Will Awaken Your Desire to Visit New Zealand

Okay, to be fair, if you’re of the photographic persuasion (and chances are good seeing as you’re reading this) then your desire to visit places like New Zealand and Iceland doesn’t need any more ‘awakening.’ It’s like a wanderlust itch that just won’t go away until you book that flight, pack the gear you do own, rent the gear you don’t, and get you a** out there.

Still, this gorgeous time-lapse by photographer Martin Heck won’t help things one bit.

Shot over the course of 4 months in New Zealand, Awakening is only part one of four, and if the first part is any indication, then we’re in for some truly spectacular visuals.


Heck spent his time in Middle Earth New Zealand “traveling through amazing landscapes, sleeping under the stars, hiking on mountains and exploring remote roads” with a Canon 6D, Canon 550D (T2i), 24-105mm f/4L, 70-200 f/4L, 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6, Samyang 14mm f/2.8, Dynamic Perception Stage One and eMotimo TB3 Black in tow.

Post processing was done in Lightroom 5, LRTimelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro CS6.

So start off your lazy Sunday with a glorious time-lapse experience by clicking play at the top, and then head over to the Timestorm Films website and Facebook page to see more of Heck’s impressive work.

(via SLR Lounge)

  • Bruce Wolfenbarger

    Bravo, very well done!!!

  • Cynical Bloke

    A couple of dreadful HDR shots in there. There must be nicer places than this in New Zealand?

  • Sergei Zhukov

    Thank you – it was amazing!!!

  • Black Light Shoots

    Awesome. Been long since a good time-lapse vid was this good.

  • Michael Andrew Broughton

    i’m in canada, so i don’t need to visit new zealand to see landscapes like this.

  • slyman

    too bad it’s on stinkin youtube

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  • James

    I don’t really see how vimeo’s better.

  • Casey Colomb

    You’re right, because when people think of unimaginable landscapes and scenery…Canada is always in the discussion. :/

  • Michael Andrew Broughton

    um, YEAH! have you never seen canada? are you under the impression that the second largest country in the world doesn’t have mountains, lakes, prairies, auroras or anything else that’s in this video?

  • Casey Colomb

    Well it’s a good thing you live there then, homer. But I’m sorry…Canada isn’t in the discussion like I said.

  • Michael Andrew Broughton

    if you don’t want to discuss canada, you’re perfectly free to stop talking about it and go do something useful with your life.

  • Casey Colomb

    If you didn’t want to discuss New Zealand then why the F did you bother commenting on this article? D’oh!

  • Michael Andrew Broughton

    when did i say i didn’t want to discuss new zealand? i mentioned new zealand in the very first sentence i posted in a comment on a video about new zealand. clearly i have no objection to discussing new zealand. you’re the one complaining about people discussing things you don’t want them to discuss, you cluelessly hypocritical c**t.

  • Adam Cross

    you only have to go to the youtube description to find the Vimeo link –

  • slyman

    better compression and vimeo still has 1080p playback for firefox. there’s also the fact that youtube is aimed at a much wider audience.

  • slyman

    ha, thanks. i do usually check too.