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Short time lapse movies with background music by Simon Wilkinson, www.thebluemask.com.

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Mt Bromo time lapse

Ever since I first saw a photo of Mt Bromo, years ago, it has been at the top of my bucket list. Now, years later, finally the time had arrived. And I didn’t just come to take a few photos. No, I had some big plans for capturing Mt Bromo. The plan was to create a great photo series and time lapse movie of this stunning location with several volcanos, dormant and active. I planned my visit way ahead to time when the Milky Way would be in perfect position and when the moonlight would be minimal.

Initially I planned 10 days here. But the weather conditions were just so bad, that barely any night was good for shooting time lapses. Mist and dew were the main problems. I extended my stay to 16 days, but even that wasn’t enough. I then had to go back to Bali to get my visa extended. Later, when I was supposed to travel through Java, I returned to Bromo for another 10 days. Yet facing the same issues and again I extended for another 7 days, missing out on Java completely. I’ll be back though, but I didn’t want to leave Bromo without getting what I wanted.

Plan on visiting Mt Bromo? Read my Mt Bromo Travel Guide. Going to photograph Mt Bromo? Read my Mt Bromo Photography Guide! Want to see my ‘regular’ Mt Bromo photos and time lapse, check out my Mt Bromo portfolio section. Don’t miss the complete TimeScapes portfolio section!


Batad 'Queen of All Rice Terraces'

Batad, the queen of all rice terraces, was one of the highlights during my stay in the Philippines and one of the top destinations for my photography work. It is a spectacular place, over 2000 years old, built unlike any other by the Ifugao people. I wanted to do something special with Batad, to not only get a few nice photos and some drone shots, but to really dedicate some time to this place to capture it to the best of my ability doing (panoramic) photography and create time lapses and aerial movie. Mother nature didn't really cooperate, so I didn't get all the footage I was after, but managed to get some other great footage!

Gear used: Sony RX100iv, Nikon D750, D800, 20/1.4, 28-300/f3.5-5.6, Sirui N-2205 tripod, mini tripod. Photopills app used for planning. QDSLRDashboard used for shooting time lapse in a few scenes. LRTimelapse and Lightroom used for editing. After Effects used for movie editing.

Music by Simon Wilkinson, www.thebluemask.


Siarao 'Paradise in Time Lapse'

Time lapse movie shot at Siargao, Philippines. Siargao is a hidden gem, surfing capital of the country surrounded by gorgeous islands. The kinda place you end up staying longer, as happened to me. After 2 weeks here I decided to simply stay the rest of the year, living the island life, shooting time lapses. This is the result of my stay, the final Siargao movie.

Shot with Nikon D700, D750, D800, D7100 & Sony RX100iv. Edited with Photoshop, Lightroom, LRTimelapse & After Effects.

Music by Simon Wilkinson, www.thebluemask.



Dedon 'Between Dusk & Dawn'

View the Dedon project at my portfolio and read the Dedon Island movie blogpost.

Dedon 'Between Dusk and Dawn' time lapse movie.Recently I had the honour to shoot a time lapse movie of the Milky Way at and for the Dedon Island resort here at Siargao, Philippines. The result is a mind blowing movie of the high class resort where the Milky Way is met by some fierce lightning storms. Capturing the milky with lightning was high on my list, but something I never even really expected to be able to capture, because of the extreme difference in light and the luck needed for the lightning and me to be in the same position (also being not too clouded to even see the milky way!).

One of the nights everything was perfect, the storm a couple of miles off the coast and me near the beach with 4 camera's, capturing the magic in its full splendour. I could not have hoped for any more unique footage. I never planned or even wanted lightning to be part of the atmosphere for this (it was supposed to be a serene combination of the furniture and the Milky Way), but when most of my footage shot over several nights had lightning going on, I had to work with it and it turned out incredible.

I was able to borrow 2 camera’s and tripods (thanks Viento del Mar & Shaka!), so I was armed 4 camera’s hoping to get all my footage in 2 days of shooting from sunset to sunrise. I wanted not only to display the milky way, but show the transition from day to night and back, starting and ending with some of the colorful sunrises $ sunsets we get here.

Shot with two Nikon D800’s (14-24/f.2.8 & 16-35/f4), a Nikon D700 (17-70/f2.8-4) and Sony RX100iv. Edited with Photoshop, Lightroom, LRTimelapse and After Effects. Photopills app used for planning, QdslrDashboard app for shooting time lapses. 

Music ‘Awakening’ by Simon Wilkinson, www.thebluemask.com.

Visit Dedon Island resort at www.dedonisland.com


Siargao 'Night Light' (Philippines)

Siargao 'Night Light', part 3 of my Siargao time lapse trilogy.

It starts with my favourite Milky Way shot at Cloud 9 and then shows a couple of lightning storms shot at Siargao and Guyam island. My pride is the shot where you see the Milky Way with the lightning storm. Capturing the Milky Way isn’t easy by itself, capturing lightning maybe even harder, but capturing both at the same time is a challenge like no other. First of all because you can only shoot the milky during a few weeks a year, having lightning at that time takes a lot of luck. But the main problem (rain is another) is the extreme difference in lighting, the milky way being really dark and the lightning being really light (long exposure at high iso vs short exposure at low iso). So one will likely be completely over- or underexposed. Here I had the lightning storm at the perfect distance, hanging in the same location for hours. One of those rare moments where everything is just right, me being at the right place and the right time. I could not have been happier!

Shot with a Nikon D800 (28-300 & 14-24) and Sony RX100iv. Edited with Photoshop, Lightroom, LRTimelapse and After Effects. Photopills app used for planning, QdslrDashboard app for doing time lapses.

Music by Simon Wilkinson, www.thebluemask.com

Siargao 'Dusk to Dawn' (Philippines)

Siargao ‘Dusk to Dawn’. Part 2 of my Siargao time lapse trilogy.

This time lapse movie (made of photos) is about Siargao between sunset and sunrise, focussing especially on the Milky Way. The movie starts at Cloud 9 and shows a variety of scenes shot at Guyam island and between General Luna and Cloud 9. Shooting the Milky Way can only be done during a limited time of the year. In the northern hemisphere June to August are best (May and September possible too though) when moonlight is at its minimum. So basically only a few weeks a year are good for this, planning and good weather are essential. Siargao is an excellent location for it, as there is not much light pollution. The scenes are the result of 20 second exposures per photo, so this is not how our eyes see it, unfortunately!

Shot with a Nikon D800 (28-300 & 14-24) and Sony RX100iv. Edited with Photoshop, Lightroom, LRTimelapse and After Effects. Photopills app used for planning, QdslrDashboard app for doing time lapses.

Music by Simon Wilkinson, www.thebluemask.com


Siargao 'Dawn to Dusk' (Philippines)

Siargao 'Dawn to Dusk’. Part 1 of my Siargao time lapse trilogy.

This time lapse movie (made of photos) is about Siargao between sunrise and sunset. It starts at the iconic Cloud 9 boardwalk, followed by some scenes at Ocean101, a privately owned island, Guyam, Siargao, La Janusa, Daku, back to Siargao ending at Cloud 9 again. Beginning of 2016 I started my photography trip around the world, traveling to hopefully all continents in the next years. I started in the Philippines and the second month already I found myself in a paradise island named Siargao, with gorgeous islands, perfect Milky Way views, crazy lightning storms etc. All the kinds of stuff I love to photograph and so I decided to stay here for the rest of the year to sharpen my skills while enjoying island life and Siargao's natural beauty. Over the first few months I've been focusing on doing time lapses, shooting over a hundred scenes (tens of thousands of photos) at and around Siargao. My time lapse trilogy is dedicated to the islands, the Milky Way views and incredible lightning storms.

Shot with a Nikon D800 (28-300 & 14-24) and Sony RX100iv. Edited with Photoshop, Lightroom, LRTimelapse and After Effects. Photopills app used for planning, QdslrDashboard app for doing time lapses.

Music by Simon Wilkinson, www.thebluemask.com


Camiguin 'Island Born of Fire'

Camiguin: Island Born of Fire

A time lapse movie of my 1 week trip to Camiguin, Philippines. I planned the trip when the Milky Way would be clearly visible, best week of the year. The whole idea was to focus on Milky Way skies above the 7 volcanoes. It turned out a complete disaster. Every night it was cloudy and rainy and at the end of my trip my shutter mechanism failed, making my D800 useless. Spending the best week of the year here, I only managed to get 1 decent Milky Way time lapse, that I had to abruptly stop because of rain. Nevertheless it gives a nice view of the island.

Camiguin is a pearl- shaped island located in the Northern Mindanao Region with a total land area of 238 square kilometers. It is a small mountainous Island with volcanic origins and home to seven volcanoes and other mountains; no wonder it is also known as the Island Born of Fire. It is the only place on earth with the highest density of volcano for a certain land area. Hot springs are thus born from volcanic vents. And as mentioned above, the unique composition and geologic activity of the island made it a home to natural land and water formations and home to a variety of flora and fauna.

Shot with a Nikon D800 (14-24/f2.8 & 28-300/f3.5-5.6) & Sony RX100iv. Edited with Photoshop, Lightroom and LRTimelapse. Movie composed in After Effects.

Music by Simon Wilkinson, www.thebluemask.com


Batanes 'Hidden Gem of The Philippines'

Batanes: Hidden Gem of the Philippines.

A time lapse of my 18 day visit to Batanes in the Philippines, most northern islands, right where all typhoons come through to the Philippines. The island group consists of 10 islands, only 3 are inhabited with 16000 people in total. 99% of all tourists are people from the Philippines, they know the secret. Barely anyone else does. I was the only backpacker there for 2,5 weeks and went to all 3 islands: Batan, Itbayat and Sabtang island. There's no place like it on earth, what a special place, so far from the rest of existence, a place where live in peace and honesty.

Shot with a Nikon D800 (14-24/f2.8 & 28-300/f3.5-5.6) & Sony RX100iv. Edited with Photoshop, Lightroom and LRTimelapse. Movie composed in After Effects.

Music by Simon Wilkinson, www.thebluemask.com



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