Moon to the Milky Way
First time lapse for me. Hopefully first of many. I really enjoyed giving this a go. I attempted one of these during a partial lunar eclipse last year and it was a big time bomb. There is no question the addition of an intervalometer is just huge.
Burned through two batteries while shooting from 10:51 pm until 4:43 am. Used JPEG for all the shots to limit file size and since I was just testing things out, I wasn’t planning on processing each shot. As you can see about 3/4 through the video I had to gradually change shutter speed and ISO in order to capture the much dimmer Milky Way. This was a process that took about 20 minutes to make it appear gradual in the video. Same thing with the turn, but that didn’t turn out as smooth as I’d hoped but still okay.
Really bummed there were so many clouds but I also think the clouds helped add to the scene. I was just hoping they were going to clear out for good once I switched over to the Milky Way. They did help a little however to dial down the bright moon as it sank towards the horizon.
Don’t know why I shot in vertical mode, and not very excited that I did. Just doesn’t work well with video aspect ratios. Will definitely try to avoid that in the future.
Big thanks to Ken Bonfield for his awesome sounds. Works really well with the sequence.