This timelapse is called New Zealand Landscapes Timelapse Volume Two, and was created by Bevan Percival on Vimeo. It is 00:05:59 long. The last time we checked (on March 31st, 2015), it had around 490,000 plays on Vimeo


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This timelapse features my best work yet. It represents hours and hours of dedication to the art. I’m driven by chasing fleeting moments of damatic light on beautiful landscapes and also capturing the night sky and milky way in all it’s glory is a real buzz. Not be 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. Maybe it’s the experience of being out there at one with the incredible beauty of this landscape. Maybe it’s the challenge of capturing it in the camera in the way that you witnessed it. Maybe it’s the excitement of seeing just what you got when you finally render it all out. Maybe it’s the satisfaction you get out of showing this to other people. Most probably it’s a combination of all these things.

I hope you enjoy watching this timelapse. Please leave a comment if you wish, I’d love to hear from you. It is my hope that in bringing back a little piece of nature to portray in this way helps spark the respect we need to have for such an incredible place.

All scenes shot in the North Island of New Zealand.

Main equipment used:
Canon 5D Mark II & various Canon Lenses
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero 6ft Dolly

“Go Beyond” by Ben and Matt Hales, licensed for use through Universal Publishing Production Music and APRA New Zealand.

Thanks to my family for putting up with my habit đŸ˜‰

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  • Richard 5 years ago

    Hello Bevan,

    What an amazingly beautiful work! Just plain awesome! Thanks for sharing your art and inspiring others like myself. I have never done any time lapse photography in my life but I’m so keen on learning about it and try to make some of my own portfolio.

    Could I ask you a question? When shooting time lapse photography during sunrise or sunset (or any other time where light is changing greatly), how do you manage exposure of each shot? Obviously, if you set the exposure to work for prior to sunset, wouldn’t you get completely underexposed shots after the sunset? Thanks again for sharing your beautiful work and wish you all the best. Kind regards, Richard