VIDEO: Outback Australia time lapse

104,000 images taken over a year have been turned into a stunning time-lapse video.
By Dayman Steptoe November 30, 2013 Reading Time: 2 Minutes Print this page

(Credit: Dayman Steptoe)


THIS ENTIRE TIME-LAPSE
 sequence was painstaking captured on digital SLR cameras and edited from 104,000 individual photographs.

My faithful old Landcruiser travelled many thousands of kilometers to destinations such as the Simpson and Gibson deserts and other remote locations in the Northern Territory.

Often working around the clock, I calculated the cameras took just over a thousand hours to capture all the images. 

In many of the night scenes you may notice the flicker of the warm campfire on the trees. One evening while filming the Devils Marbles, I witnessed a massive bushfire raging some 200km away creating the incredible red glow in the sky that shows the granite in a way few would have ever seen.

Occasionally, the equipment narrowly escaped catastrophe. While I was filming over the edge of a 30m high cliff, the entire camera rig dislodged and I found it dangling by a piece of safety rope I had earlier tied to a rock.

Another evening the camera was on a tripod and almost completely submerged in a creek as I filmed a king tide rising. I recall staring somewhat perplexed as a large croc swam right past the camera and almost knocked it over in the water – it would have been an $11,000 loss. I did not smile at that crocodile.

Although this project required an extraordinary degree of persistence, effort, and patience, it is my pleasure to show you a unique perspective of the Aussie outback – a place I love with all my heart and soul.

I hope to see you out bush one day.

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