An remarkable time-lapse of 1.5 laps of the horizon, captured over 3 minutes ...
"I had watched the high winds shaping these clouds during the day, so I scouted a high position to try & record some magic that evening. But I never could have predicted anything like this & as the sky started to light up, I could scarcely believe what my eyes were looking at, it was as if "The War Of The Worlds" was going on all around me! The colours had developed slowly until at precisely 6.58pm, the clouds were really intense, WOW! That's when I started to photograph each frame in sequence, starting on the left hand side & moving across to the right. I initially thought this would simply create a wide panorama, but this extraterrestrial display was filling the entire sky, so I kept on going around for a full 3 minutes! The end result is this time-lapse where I've stitched 16 different photographs together, which form 1.5 laps of the horizon. A unique "paranormal panorama" with a second set of the same clouds & foreground, which tell the story of how the light changed. Totally & utterly "Out Of This World"!"
Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic + Schneider Kreuznach 35mm blue lens
16 frames stitched together for epic detail & clarity
Exposure: 1/30 sec @ f16 ISO 800
Location: above Cromwell, Central Otago