On our hike to Pico Birigoyo I had the chance to record this time-lapse video of a spectacular phenomenon – the “falling clouds”. This “Cascada de Nubes” is quite typical for La Palma. When the weather conditions are right the build-up clouds from the east side of the ridge are pressed across the so called “Cumbre Nueva”. The clouds flows over the edge and fall like a waterfall until they mysteriously disappear.
The time-lapse has been recorded with a Fujifilm X-T1 camera. The post-processing has been done with blender.
On my last La Palma holiday I did lots of experiments with my X-T1 camera. This time I was especially looking into time-lapsing. The result is “Day and Night on La Palma” – a 5 minute video about this beautiful island. To me, La Palma is the perfect place for doing this kind of videos. In this short video I want to show the highlights of my last holiday. Lots of stars, clouds and sunsets… 🙂 In order to make this video I visited many different places of the island. Some of them were Roque de Los Muchachos, Mirador del Jable, Mirador del Time and Pico Birigoyo. The music title “Worlds” has been composed by Jacob Tyler. I found it on www.soundcloud.com. I hope you enjoy the video 🙂
For those who are interested in technical details:
This article is about creating a time-lapse with the Vixen Polarie and a Fujifilm X-T1 camera. Tonight I did a first experiment with the Vixen Polarie. I did not know this device before. It was rent to me by a friend on La Palma. Basically it is a kind of motorized mini-mount for the camera. One the one and can track the night sky (compensate the earth rotation) for longtime exposures. This just needs a good alignment to Polaris. On the other hand one can just mount the camera in order to do time lapse recordings.
I decided for the second option and tried to make my first time lapse with the Vixen Polarie and my Fujifilm X-T1 of the milky way. Below is the result. I am quite pleased with the smooth movement from left to right. Probably something similar could also be achieved by using a good video cut software. However, doing it this way I always have the full resolution available and the post processing is simpler.