Video of the Day – Desert Timelapses


I think it’s safe to say that the arrival of high quality, inexpensive digital SLR’s is enabling more of us to see the world in a way we never thought possible. Today’s Video of the Day from photographer Dustin Farrell is a breathtaking compilation of both day & night landscape timelapses from the great states of Utah and Arizona.

Using a Canon 5D Mark II with servo motors to take individual stills, Dustin pieced each frame together in Quicktime to create the finished product. If you’ve ever seen the renowned “Qatsi” films of the 80′s (Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi) or Baraka, then these scenes might seem familiar. Still, it’s amazing that relatively anyone can create similar images now without a million dollar budget.

Have you given timelapse photography a shot? We’d like to see it! Leave a comment below or submit your best stills to our Gadling Flickr Pool and it could be our next Photo/Video of the Day.