Timelapse captures wildfire in North Carolinas Outer Banks

first_imgTime-lapse videos can brilliantly capture scenic landscapes, urban environments, and sometimes forces of nature that man cannot tame. Photographer Daniel Lowe grabbed shots of the Stumpy Point wildfire, a fire that has been raging since May 4 when lightning struck the Alligator River Wildlife Refuge in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.As of two days ago, the Charlotte Observer reported that the fire had spread to almost 45,000 acres of the wildlife refuge creating fog so thick that cars need to use headlights at noon. Lowe, of Daniel Dragon Films, caught the glow of the fire on video, although the shots were from a reasonably safe distance away.Most of the shots in the video have “wisps of smoke” from the fire, which adds to some interesting texture. There are a few shots of the night sky behind a light house (pictured above) which are quite impressive. The light of the lighthouse is continuous and the shots move so quickly together that you can’t see the normal revolution of the light. Lowe also captures fantastic shots of the Milky Way Galaxy. One shot that we haven’t seen in any of the time-lapses we’ve covered recently is a neat shot taken from Lowe’s car as he’s driving. The viewer feels like he or she is driving down the road his or herself.The film was shot with a Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon 7D. He used a Canon 24mm f/1.4 lens, and a Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 lens, as well as Tiffen UV filters. To get the panning shots, Lowe used a MX2 controller from Dynamic Perception, and a Stage Zero 6-foot motion control dolly.Lowe said in one of the comments that he wanted to make every shot a “wow” shot. We’d have to say that he accomplished his goal.via Daniel Dragon Films.last_img

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