Over the course of 12 days, the following timelapse was shot in the mountain region of San Pedro de Atacama in Northern Chile. The region is known for some of the cleanest air on the planet, that mixed with dry climate, and high altitude makes from some of the best night sky shooting opportunities in the world.
Photographer Nicholas Buer‘s trip was not without adversity though, as the first 6 days of his trip his luggage was lost. This, of course, made for interesting improvisation for camera stabilization…
… I had no tripods and no motion control equipment. I shot many time-lapses in this film with my cameras on buckets weighted down with rocks! it was far from ideal but I was determined not to miss an opportunity to capture this wonderful sky.
Nicholas shares a tip on getting the best look for your night sky images, “I always focused to infinity and set the composition so that all in shot would lie in the infinity range.” A simple, yet effective, tip on getting stunning and sharp images like those depicted in his beautiful timelapse.
What are your thoughts on this timelapse? Does it make you want to go check out the mountains of Chile? Share your thoughts in a comment below.