Last year, photographer Julian Tryba introduced us to a new time-lapse technique he coined as a “layer-lapse.” By showing different regions of a scene at different points in time, a layer lapse takes us through a trippy, psychedelic visual ride. In his first layer-lapse, Tryba took us through a colorful Boston (read about it in this article here). Now, Tryba has released his second layer-lapse, a fun jaunt through the American Southwest.
Earlier this year, Tryba, his girlfriend Grace, and his friend Michael Sutton spent three weeks driving through Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. After enduring some intense weather, unexpected adventures, a run in with a scorpion, and countless sleepless nights racing to capture the sunsets, landscapes, and stars, the group had logged about 3,000 miles. In the video, you will notice some of the famous landscapes in the American Southwest such as: Canyonlands, Bryce, Valley of Fire, Death Valley, Mono Lake, Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon, Space, Canyon de Chelly and space from the International Space Station (courtesy of NASA).
The 2:30-minute layer-lapse was shot using the following gear: Canon 1Dc, Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 6D, and Canon 7D with motion control from Kessler Crane Shuttle pod mini, four axis Kessler Second Shooter, and a Kessler Stealth slider. In an interview with the Creator’s Project, Tryba talked about the challenges of creating a landscape layer-lapse vs. a cityscape layer-lapse:
Cities are much more conducive for showing day-to-night transitions because all the lights pop on at night. Cities also consist mostly of straight lines, which makes it much easier to process layer-lapses…In post production, working with jagged landscapes was somewhat time intensive, but I made it work.
Check out more of Julian and Michael’s work here: frozenprosperity.com