I’ve always wanted to try my hand at a celestial time-lapse video so the other night I decided to try my hand.  I armed myself with a couple of extra batteries for my D300s and braved some fairly cold weather.  For this test I “only” took ~500 frames that required just over 4.5 hours to complete.  Each frame was exposed for 30 seconds with a 1 second delay between each frame.  In the end I was pretty happy with how it turned out for my first test.  What I was not quite as happy with is the frost that gathered on my camera…  Thank goodness for a tightly weather-sealed Nikon!Movie Rings (2017)

Time Lapse Frame

Time Lapse – Frame #22

Frosty Nikon

Frosty Nikon

I know I’ve got a lot more to learn and can do a lot better the next time I’m out – but the point is – you need to get out there.  If you enjoy something – do it.  If you want to become better at whatever your passion is – practice.  When you’ve practiced some, practice some more.  Look at what other people are doing – not to copy them, but for inspiration.  Ask questions.  Learn.  Enjoy.

Check out the video below, and choose 1080p quality and try it full-screen…  It’s not the best, but it’s not bad for a first-timer!

In the end, be brave enough to share as well.  Maybe you won’t get glowing praise for each thing you do, but if you keep your “art” all to yourself, no one gets to enjoy what you can create.