As spellbinding as the scenery of New Zealand’s vast landscape are, the night time skies is also just as impressive. Landscape photographer Bevan Percival proves this in his latest time-lapse video, which was filmed in the wilderness of New Zealand. A finalist in the Time-Lapse category of the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year, it certainly showcase the beautiful dark skies while the sweeping mountains and fields serves as a marvelous foreground.
In his Vimeo post, Bevan shared some information regarding the camera and gear he used as well as a few techniques.
(I used) Canon 5D ii and iii, Emotimo TB 3 and Dynamic Perception Stage Zero rigs. (I used the Emotimo TB 3) on scene 1 and the title scene in this, both fairly subtle with just the TB3 on a tripod. Scene 1 was an educated guess where I calculated the move to track at roughly the same speed as the stars and then end framing in the landscape of Mt Ruapehu.
Bevan also offers a worthy advice to travel photography enthusiasts who want to pull off a video as impressive as Bevan’s “Nocturnal 4K”.
A landscape photographer is always ‘chasing the good light’ and forever scouting out new locations, this is a time consuming process and you just can’t go out and ‘invent’ great light you have to wait for it to come along. I am driven by capturing those elusive moments in the highest possible quality and so that they are portrayed as close as can be achieved to what my own eyes saw.