If you could recall, a few weeks ago I posted a few time-lapse videos done by farmer/photographer Randy Halverson. Randy apparently had been working on another video project called Tempest Milky Way. One of the challenges in making this video was trying to get good storm and star shots. The opportunity doesn’t come along very often, and the storm has to be moving the right speed and the lightning can overexpose the long exposures.
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.
At the 3:24 mark, a meteor reflects on the water of the small lake, see still below in Photos. There are also quite a few other meteors in the timelapse.
This was all shot in central South Dakota from June-August.
I had several opportunities this summer to get storm and star shots. In one instance, within a minute of picking up the camera and dolly, 70mph winds hit. One storm was perfect, it came straight towards the setup, then died right before it reached it.
Canon 5D Mark II for a few shots, Canon 60D and T2i
Canon 16-35, Tokina 11-16
Exposure on most shots was 20-30 seconds, ISO 1600 or 3200 F2.8.