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Thread: Ribblehead Viaduct Time Lapse

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    Ribblehead Viaduct Time Lapse

    I spent the night at Ribblehead Viaduct last night shooting some time lapse, star trails and an animated star trail. After selling my telescope gear (no space to use it since moving to Harrogate), I used some of the money to buy myself a hiking trailer and a drone. The trailer means that I can carry more kit with me without making my back and joints worse than they already are, after a bit of research online I got a Benpacker Trek from Benpacker in Germany and this was my first outing with it. I wanted to get to the viaduct before it was dark to shoot some drone footage of the area and while I was waiting for it to get dark a young couple (Ben and Sinead) and their dog came along and we got talking about cameras, drones and the night sky and before we knew it over an hour had passed. The time lapse and star trails were shot on my Sony A7Sii with a Samyang 12mm f2.8 fisheye lens with exposures of 30 seconds at ISO6400. For the drone footage I used some of the quick shot modes and active track (me leaving the site in the morning). This is a particularly nice dark site that is easy to get to by train although it never really got fully dark last night as it's still mid summer, I plan on coming back here in the autumn and winter months. The area is really scenic and apart from the occasional bleating of the sheep in the distance it was absolutely silent.
    The video can be seen at the following link on my YouTube channel and it is available in 4K

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLc93QN1_W4&t=20s

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    Could you see Mars from up there?
    I went under that viaduct a week ago to visit the open air pool at Ingleton. Lovely heated swim, despite a sharp and unexpected shower of rain.

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    Fantastic movie, as I should have mentioned earlier.

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    Awesome drone work!
    Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eburacum45 View Post
    Could you see Mars from up there?
    I went under that viaduct a week ago to visit the open air pool at Ingleton. Lovely heated swim, despite a sharp and unexpected shower of rain.
    Yes, Mars was visible

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    would have been a lot better without so much you and more viaduct and stars

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    Quote Originally Posted by speach View Post
    would have been a lot better without so much you and more viaduct and stars
    You're missing two points here, firstly this is mid July when there is only less than 3 hours of darkness of which it isn't true darkness so the length of the time lapse and "star pictures" are going to be very limited. The main point of the video is not to just show pictures of the night sky but to show the area during the day to give the whole thing a bit more perspective. The idea of showing me using the drone and walking after with the hiking trailer is that there is a certain amount of preparation and effort involved in creating these time lapse videos so it is a way of documenting the whole trip not just showing the finished product

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