The timelapse is an incredible tool to follow the evolution of the sky. From the space, on the top of a volcano, in the heart of a storm, from the American desert, or seen from the eye of one of the best astronomy photographers, we guarantee you that you will have the head in the stars for a few minutes …
Discover our top 5 of the most beautiful time lapses of the sky … Ready? Let’s go for the escape!
5. The fiery sky of the Canary Islands
“Scenes taken from Tenerife, more than 2,000 meters above sea level and over a year, to capture all the nuances, clouds, stars, colors of a unique landscape and one with the most beautiful skies of the planet. “Daniel López
The photographer and time lapse specialist Daniel López offers us breathtaking images of the sky from Tenerife, the largest island in the Canaries, dominated by the peak of Teide, still active volcano. From the astronomical observatory located in the heart of a national park, and often over a sea of clouds, one can contemplate the skies of fire …
El Cielo de Canarias / Canary sky – Tenerife par Daniel López
4. New Mexico under the stars
Notably known for its Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta where hundreds of balloons take off every day for a week, New Mexico is a mystical place dreamed to observe the sky in all its nuances.
This US state also hosts one of NASA’s centers where stargazing is ideal for tracking their movement. Finally, all the necessary conditions are met to create among the most beautiful time lapses of the sky.
Skylights – Timelapse Video by Knate Myers
3. In pursuit of storms in timelapse
Storm hunting is certainly one of the most dangerous disciplines in the world of photography. In pursuit of cumulonimbus clouds, lightning or even tornadoes, the storm hunter is above all an enthusiast looking for adrenaline and unpublished images. The photographs obtained are then reworked thoroughly to obtain timelapses ever more impressive. The time lapse makes it possible to follow the evolution of the sky and thunderstorms, normally imperceptible to the naked eye …
With Pursuit, Mike Olbinski takes us from storm to storm in a breathtaking immersive timelapse …
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Pursuit – A 4K storm time-lapse film par Mike Olbinski
2. The different skies of the Southwest of the United States by one of the best photographers of astronomy
Elected astronomy photographer of the year in 2010, Tom Lowe is a reference in the world of timelapse, especially with his film Awaken where several photographic techniques and videos meet.
With Timescapes, he reveals an incredible time lapse film of his many shootings in the Southwest of the United States. We discover the different skies, sometimes blue, sometimes starred, often colorful, but always breathtaking.
TimeScapes 4K par Tom Lowe
1. View of the sky and Earth from the ISS at night
Earth as you’ve never seen it in a timelapse from the sky …
One of the most photographed “objects” in time lapse of the sky is obviously the starry sky. We all contemplate this show with child’s eyes, even more magnificent when we can follow its evolution, imperceptible to the naked eye, in an accelerated video.
What better place than the ISS, the space station placed in low Earth orbit, to make incredible photographs and compile them to obtain a timelapse of the sky from space?
View from the ISS at Night par Knate Myers
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