Filmmaker Adrien Mauduit describes La Palma in the Canary islands as one of “few regions in the world where the skies meet the Earth with almost no distinction between the two.” For this reason, the title of his most recent time-lapse film of La Palma is ‘Entre Ciel et Terre’ which translates literally to mean ‘Between the sky and Earth.’
Recorded with the “Canon 6D Baader modified, the Sony a7s, the Sony a7rII and a variety of bright lenses ranging from 14mm to 300mm,” this short film by Mauduit captures the beauty of the dark night sky from the mountain tops of La Palma. Mauduit claims his intent was “to give the audience sort of a confusion as to where they are because that’s precisely the feeling you get when you look up at the stars from the mountains.” The awe-inspiring range of colors Mauduit captures were made possible with his intentional use of an astro-modified camera which “enable [him] to almost get the full range of colors a DSLR can pick up on single frames from nebulae.”
Maudit describes his inclusion of the Tajinaste flower around the 1:40 mark, as inspired by its “majestic and prehistoric” character. As he relayed, “It really adds something special to the special atmosphere I wanted to convey, especially when the milky way galaxy and the sea of clouds move in the background!”
The collection of time-lapses of landscapes, astrospace, and the occasional appearance of the ORM (Observatory Roque de Los Muchachos), the “only human dimension to the movie,” that comprises this stunning film have left us here at Resource Travel enamored and hankering to see more of Mauduit’s films.