Believe it or not, this beautiful timelapse of a handful of flowers was the first time that photographer Katka Pruskova ever tried shooting timelapse photography. With over 7100 photos shot with a Canon 5D MarkII over a period of 730 hours, the process was indeed a rather involving project.
Here is her account of the process:
It was shot in a homemade “studio” that I made in a cabinet. I covered the back of the cabinet with black cloth, the flower was placed in the middle, and the whole cabinet was then covered with another cloth to insulate from the daylight (to keep the light constant, which is the most important). Two led lamps were used to illuminate the flowers.
Some flowers bloomed in hours, some in few days.. therefore the interval between photos varies from few seconds to several minutes depending on the type of flower.. after several missed tries you’ll learn ;)
In order to keep ISO as low as possible (couldn’t go lower than 640 because of low light), the shutter speed was usually 1/5 s at f16.
All flowers are mine or from my mother’s garden :)
The music is called Arrival of the Birds by The Cinematic Orchestra… amazing music, my favorite..
Thanks to Kuriositas.com for the find!