Most of us can only dream of being able to see the starry sky in this much detail. Randy Halverson is one of those lucky people and he put his talent to use in creating this beautiful time lapse of the Milky Way. This video required a lot of dedication, as 10 seconds of video equates to about 2 1/3 hours of filming.
During the month of May, I shot Milky Way timelapse in central South Dakota, when I had the time, and the weather cooperated. The biggest challenge was cloudy nights and the wind. There were very few nights, when I could shoot, that were perfectly clear, and often the wind was blowing 25mph +. That made it hard to get the shots I wanted. I kept most of the shots low to the ground, so the wind wouldn’t catch the setup and cause camera shake, or blow it over. I used a Stage Zero Dolly on the dolly shots and a “Milapse” mount on the panning ones. – Randy Halverson