Category: photography

Amazing Rockies aurora timelapse

The Mountains in Motions team recently captured some amazing aurora timelapse footage at Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park. Stay tuned for the release of the full movie in fall 2012.


This is a dilemma for many a photographer: shoot JPG, which don’t need any processing, or RAW, which provides you more opportunity to enhance the image in the computer? Darwin Wiggett and Sam Chrysanthou wrote an excellent intro on RAW vs JPG on their blog.

Yosemite Timelapse Project

Yet another great timelapse project, this time in Yosemite NP.

Yosemite HD from Project Yosemite on Vimeo.

Mountains in Motion timelapse project

This trailer for a new documentary on the Rocky Mountains has some amazing footage. I can’t wait to see the full movie! Make sure to watch it in HD.

Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies | Official Trailer from The Upthink Lab on Vimeo.

Jasper National Park: 12 months of adventure

Jasper National Park offers a great variety of adventures, anytime of the year. These photos reflect on some of them.


Maligne Canyon, Jasper National Park, in winter


Tangle Falls along the Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, in winter


Snowshoers on Jacques Lake, Jasper National Park

Jacques Lake, Jasper National Park in light of full "super" moon


Snowshoeing on Whistlers Summit, Jasper National Park

White-tailed ptarmigan in winter plumage on Whistlers summit, Jasper National Park.


Male mountain goat, Oreamnos americanus, along the Athabasca River, Jasper National Park.


Grizzly bear, Ursus arctos, digging along the Icefields Parkway


Family overlooking Snake Indian Falls in Jasper National Park

Aspen stand along the North Boundary Trail, Jasper National Park


360 degree panorama of Indian Ridge, Jasper National Park

Alpine lake below Pyramid Mountain, Jasper National Park.

Spindley Creek at Spindley Creek picnic area, Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park. (Parks Canada/Rogier Gruys)


The Ramparts and Amethyst Lake from Tonquin Valley Adventures dock in Jasper National Park at sunrise

Young girl walking on log at first Geraldine Lake in Jasper National Park


Lorraine Lake in the Maligne Valley, Jasper National Park

Pyramid mountain and the cross at the summit of Morro Peak, Jasper National Park

The full moon lights up Mt. Edith Cavell from the shore of Cavell Lake, Jasper National Park.


The International Space Station is captured as a straight broken line among curved star trails over Patricia Lake in Jasper National Park in a one-hour exposure.


Visitor snowshoeing on Overlook trail on Pyramid Bench, Jasper National Park.

Longer timelapse video of earth from the International Space Station

This video of earth from the International Space Station is even better than the short timelapse video of earth I found last week. The scene at 0:31 shows the Rockies and Jasper National Park just to the left of the middle of the frame. An island of darkness in a sea of light.

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.

Iceland timelapse

Yet another great timelapse video, this time from Iceland. There are some good links to resources below the video.

Midnight Sun | Iceland from SCIENTIFANTASTIC on Vimeo.

Space Station flying over Jasper

This one-hour exposure captures the International Space Station as a bright dotted line among the curved star trails over of Patricia Lake in Jasper National Park. Composite of 490 images, at 10mm, 6sec, f3.5, captured at 4sec intervals. A car’s headlights light up the forest across the lake.
More star photos of Jasper National Park.

Toronto and Hawaii timelapses

A couple of cool timelapses that were released recently. The first one shows off Toronto:

Toronto Tempo from Ryan Emond on Vimeo.

Not quite the same as the timelapse of Vancouver, but still some great footage. The second one has some amazing footage of Hawaii. Do check out the stills of the Milky Way as well.


Mauna Lapse: From Sea to Summit from The Upthink Lab on Vimeo.

Mountain time lapse

Yet another great time lapse video, this time from Spain, featuring some stunning night-time scenes. Inspiring as usual.


The Mountain from TSO Photography on Vimeo.