Natural Phenomena is part symphony, part hyperlapse and part visual exploration of the tension between nature and the electric man. It is so epic that all I want to do is dissect it into every scene, organize them into a map and wonder at the scope of this project: Alaska, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Turkey, US.
Leandro did a few trips up to the north part of Argentina, along Route 60. The raw and rare natural beauty he found is as uncommon to our eyes as some of the galaxies that can only be seen from the Southern hemisphere.
On the art of the timelapse, this is what R00ftopper has to say:
Over and above all the technical challenges — motion control gear, constantly changing light, aperture flicker — shooting a timelapse forces you to look inside: after setting up your shot, there’s often not much you can do for hours, but sit up there and ponder while the camera does it’s thing. The relationship between the cold glass, steel and concrete below coupled with the often majestic clouds, sky and sun/moon never ceases to be a source of wonder. And so the purpose of what you’re doing becomes a frequent question in your mind.
As he takes us on a timelapse adventure around Toronto.
The hyperlapse is quickly becoming a sub-genre of the timelapse, and nothing we’ve seen recently does it better than Paris in Motion (Part II). What is hyperlapse? You know how a timelapse is composed out of thousands of photos taken from the SAME location, sometimes with a dolly to inject some motion? Well, the hyperlapse takes this technique one step further by MOVING the camera a few steps with each shot, adding an incredible amount of complexity to the production but rendering fantastic results.
You’ll probably remember Le Flâneur, a night walk around Paris. What if the same technique was used to document other buildings, monuments and landmarks around Europe? Well, Luke Shepard is ready to do it with his NightVision project, but he needs help.