The World's First Under Over Water Astro Timelapse

When it comes to photography and my creative work in general, I’m always trying to think outside the box of how I can do things in new and creative ways, especially things that haven’t been done before.

A few years back, I successfully shot a short film of underwater motion control time-lapse, and since then I’ve thought of taking it a few steps further and try to capture an under/over water astro timelapse. My first attempt about a year ago was a huge fail, and since then I’ve been getting out when I can, scouting for suitable locations around my home in Wellington, New Zealand, and trying different gear and techniques to capture what I had in mind.

Earlier this month, I finally nailed it - still not technically perfect and I have a few more things to work out, but it was the best result to date. It was meant to also be a day to night under/over water astro time-lapse, but I had technical issues with the set-up, and missed my day time start by 40 minutes. Still I’m absolutely wrapped in the way it turned out, so I thought I’d put a clip together to show the actual time-lapse I shot, along with some behind the scenes footage.

The time-lapse was shot using a @Syrp Genie One motion control unit for the camera motion, a Nikon D850 and Sigma Art 14mm lens housed in an @AquaTech underwater housing. The planning of the position and timing of the Milky Way rising was planned with @PhotoPills

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