Time Lapse and Star Trails on the Yorkshire Coast

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Time Lapse and Star Trails on the Yorkshire Coast

Post by Paramount » Sun May 26, 2019 1:29 pm

Last week I went to a place called Thornwick Bay in Flamborough on the East Yorkshire Coast to shoot some time lapse and star trails. It wasn't the perfect night for it although the sky was clear as the moon was quite bright and high in the sky for the whole night. I set up two cameras, my Sony A7Sii and Samyang 24mm f1.4 lens to do a Holy Grail Time lapse and my Sony A7iii and Samyang 12mm f2.8 fisheye lens to do an ordinary time lapse and some star trails. I set both tripods up about 15 yards further in than the tide would go (worked out by deposited seaweed on the shore). I had a few people who showed interest and asked about what I was doing and there was also a couple of families out of camera shot on the right of the beach having a BBQ, they packed up just as the sun was sinking behind the cliff tops when it got quite chilly. Due to the moon being quite bright I had to use a much lower ISO than normal and even with this it looked as though the beach was bathed in sunlight even though it was midnight. Out of all the data I have done a selfie, a star trail image an animated star trail video, a normal time lapse and a holy grail time lapse so I still managed to get a fair bit done in the 4 hours of darkness. I have incorporated all this in the video clip below which can be seen in HD and 4K

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEqUYNyVVmg
Currently using a Tele Vue NP127/FLI (Atlas/Centreline/PL16803) prototype imaging system. Paramount ME. OS Falco guide scope and SX lodestar.

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Re: Time Lapse and Star Trails on the Yorkshire Coast

Post by Doug » Tue May 28, 2019 9:00 am

Wow Gordon! Nice work!

The wide lens is amazing. Not to mention the beautiful beach. There's a lot of beauty in the transition from day to night. Great work on the transition, that's really hard to hit the exposure settings just right.

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Re: Time Lapse and Star Trails on the Yorkshire Coast

Post by Paramount » Wed May 29, 2019 4:59 am

Hi Doug
Thanks for the comments, the exposure changes are easy as I use a special intervalometer called a "Timelapse+ view" which handles all this automatically
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