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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 11:04 AM
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The Milky Way As the Earth Spins
Jaw-droppingly gorgeous video captures the Milky Way as Earth spins

.....Randy Halverson created this video entirely using views of the sky in South Dakota. He was challenged getting good shots of storms and stars. Since all of the scenes were shot via timelapse photography, it wouldn't take much to ruin a chunk of footage. If the storm wasn't moving just the right way, or if the lightning wasn't quite right, then Randy couldn't use the images. This video became an endeavor of careful patience and detail-oriented composition.

The video was shot between June to August. The music was created by Simon Wilkinson at The Blue Mask and Randy's cameras include a Canon 5D Mark II, a Canon 60D, and others. Randy used a camera dolly from Dynamic Perception to achieve steady motion in the video.

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<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/28040685?color=ffffff " width="400" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/28040685 ">Tempest Milky Way</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/dakotalapse ">Randy Halverson</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com ">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 11:33 AM
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1. That is awesome.
How did he make the dolly move steadily and remotely?
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 11:39 AM
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2. beautiful!
I wasn't sure what to do with all the stuff between the < and > symbols so I just Googled "dakota" and "milky way" and found this:

http://vimeo.com/channels/dakotalapse

(for the benefit of anybody else who's similarly technology-challenged and was afraid of what would happen if they clicked on the links. :) )

Thank you so much for posting this--it's incredible! The reflections of the stars in the water... :wow:
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 11:53 AM
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3. Fantastic in every way.
We do live in a wonderful universe.



Quick question: What do you think that thing is that pops up for a moment around the 1:58 mark?



Bunny rabbit? Sprinkler head? Don Q's giant?
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Pooka Fey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 12:19 PM
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10. It's a Whitetail Buck
At the 1:57 mark a Whitetail buck came in to check out the setup. It was caught on 20 frames, and was there for about 10 minutes. It was only 50 yards from the camera, dolly and light.


from this link: http://vimeo.com/28040685
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 12:40 PM
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11. Thank you!
A magnificent universe, ours.
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7wo7rees Donating Member (913 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 01:43 PM
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13. Eight point buck
Shoot him! He's coming right for us!
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NeoGreen Donating Member (299 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 06:11 PM
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18. I get the reference...
... and it made me smile.
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7wo7rees Donating Member (913 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 07:18 PM
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19. Good.
;)
Shoot this too.
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NeoGreen Donating Member (299 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-27-11 12:16 AM
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20. Excelsior!!! (nt)
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 11:57 AM
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4. Wow!
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Pooka Fey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 11:57 AM
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5. WOW - so beautiful!
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ben_thayer Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 11:59 AM
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6. Very cool! I like when the
deer shows up at 1:59.

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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 12:02 PM
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7. the timelapse lightning was spectacular!
Thank you for sharing this!
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 12:04 PM
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8. If I didn't know it was real, I'd say it wasn't.
Absolutely stunning photography.
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 12:09 PM
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9. Sorry - I think all those "stars" are just a painted on background.
It's not like anyone's been to them to prove they're there...
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Pooka Fey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 12:46 PM
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12. This is stunning. You made my day with this post - Thanks!
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 01:50 PM
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14. I'll have to check this out later...can't access it here at work
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 01:57 PM
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15. Beautifully done.. Thanks for posting. n/t
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 05:08 PM
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16. Cool
:thumbsup:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 05:17 PM
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17. Wow! Totally amazing and gorgeous! Thank you so much.
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