New Zealand Like You've Never Seen It Before

Timelapse photographer captures six months of stunning land- and nightscapes
Staff Writer

Through stunning landscape shots of misty mountains and fog rolling over early morning vistas, photographer Bevan Percival achieves a breathtaking sweep of six months on the North Island of New Zealand. Using a Canon 5D Mark II and various lenses, as well as a Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly to bring motion to his shots, Percival captures the wild beauty of New Zealand.

Note that the shots are not continuous, and thus not traditional time-lapse photography, where progression is viewed in a static location over time. Rather, Percival manicures a six-month span of different shots into a compilation representing different spots on the island. While we could continue to wax poetic about the wild beauty of New Zealand, it's probably best to let Perceival do that for himself. He says:

I'm driven by chasing fleeting moments of dramatic light on beautiful landscapes, and…capturing the night sky and Milky Way in all its glory is a real buzz. Not to mention curling up out under the stars beside all the gear for whole nights at a time, catching some sleep here and there between checking the gear and changing batteries and staring up into eternity with spectacular meteors burning up in the cosmic shore out the corner of your eye. Doing this sort of thing has bought me closer and closer to the wilderness. There is something about doing this sort of stuff that just makes you want to keep coming back for more and more.

And so, Mr. Percival, do we, so please keep the good work coming.

Via Treehugger.


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