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Amazing Arizona Landscapes in Time-Lapse

Time-lapse videos are so calming aren’t they? And it seems the state of Arizona provides some wonderful vistas for time-lapse photographers.

Dan Eckert captured the beauty of Arizona in his “hyper lapse” video and now cinematographer Dustin Farrell shows off a year’s worth of time-lapse footage that he made in his home state. In Landscapes: Volume One, Farrell captures the majestic landscapes of Arizona and the incredible city of stars above it. It’s absolutely breathtaking. You must see it.

In his second time-lapse video, Farrell travels to Utah and shoots some of the iconic, rugged landscapes there. Landscapes: Volume Two can be seen after the jump.

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Wonderous Night Motion Time-Lapse

Everyone loves a good time-lapse video don’t they? Here is a wonderful one created by photographer Daniel Lowe around the Outer Banks of North Carolina, USA. The Outer Banks is known for its temperate climate, expansive beachfront, and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse which, incidentally, was made from over one million bricks.

Lowe’s video shows the night sky behind the lighthouse and surrounding islands, and he mentions that the light streaks shown in his Milky Way shots are actually shooting stars. It’s magical, see Low’s night motion time-lapse video below.

If you’d like to follow Lowe on Twitter, his profile is @Daniel_Dragon. He is on Facebook as well.

[via Lost at E Minor]

Majestic Night Sky Time-Lapse

No matter how many times we’ve marvelled at the Photopic Sky Survey panorama or at the numerous time-lapse videos of the night sky, we’re still drawn to the ever-changing heavens above.

Astrophotographers Stephane Guisard and Jose Francisco Salgado travelled to the Paranal Observatory on a 2,635m-high mountain in Chile’s Atacama Desert and took all the images in this most wonderous time-lapse video. Not only does it show the stars, but also the four separate optical telescopes – the Very Large Telescope ( or VLT) – that monitor the movement of the celestial bodies. Have a look at the video below.

According to Wikipedia’s article on adaptive optics, the laser beam you see emanating from one of the telescopes is in a bid to correct the distortions or blurry effects created by atmospheric turbulence.

[via Popular Science]

The Most Amazing Night Sky Panorama Ever!

We wager this is the most impressive view of the night sky you’re likely to see today. In an effort to capture a 360-degree panorama of the heavens above, amateur photographer Nick Risinger set about a year-long project that he called Photopic Sky Survey, travelling the western United States and even hopping across the seas to our fair country.

60,000 miles later and having taken an astounding 37,440 exposures, Risinger has created the largest-ever photograph of the night sky. The whopping 5,000 megapixel composite image shows the Milky Way, the planets, and tens of millions of stars. In this image, Risinger says we’re taking a look back in time.

Large in size and scope, it portrays a world far beyond the one beneath our feet and reveals our familiar Milky Way with unfamiliar clarity. When we look upon this image, we are in fact peering back in time, as much of the light—having traveled such vast distances—predates civilization itself.

There is even an interactive, zoom-able view of the night sky where you can scan across the panorama and identify the various constellations, planets, and nebulae. See this most amazing image and more information about it at Photopic Sky Survey.

[via PetaPixel]