The night sky is one of life's true gifts. Capturing its beauty in a single frame with a camera is one thing, but creating something with thousands of images takes some serious skill and not surprisingly, turns out pretty amazing.
In the video, titled "Drifting Through The Night," Michael Shainblum creates a beautifully blended time-lapse featuring both short and long exposure photos in a way that creates organic-looking motion. Making star trails photos is a popular technique for those into astrophotography. Shainblum manages to animate each star from their starting point in a visually impressive fashion. The progression of the scenes is full of interesting changes that by themselves might downgrade a single frame, but work wonderfully in sequence. This includes cars, hikers, climbers, and satellites. Be sure to look out for them. I enjoyed the music and the way it synced very well with the segments.
Shainblum's photography prowess has been recognized far and wide, so it is exciting to see it brought to life as a video in such a unique and creative way. He describes the result of the effect as looking like shooting stars, and I agree. The whole video deserves a dark room and the volume turned up for proper viewing. Hope you enjoy. Let me know what you thought in the comments.