Time-lapse Photography of the Milky Way (via Goldpaint Photography)

To me, a nice look at the night sky always helps restore a bit of the perspective lost in the details of my daily life. Knowing that the light I’m seeing from those little points took years, perhaps even millions of years, to reach my eyes, and that the cosmos as a whole has been around for some 13 or 14 billion years, sure makes flipping a page on our puny human calender seem a bit trivial in comparison.

Brad Goldpaint’s excellent video allows us to experience an entire night of sky-watching in just over a minute. Here’s hoping that the new year will bring a little more perspective to all our lives.

Time-lapse Photography of the Milky Way Time-lapse photography has always been an interest of mine. Time-lapse photography consists of taking numerous still images to create a video clip. Now, you might ask, “Why not just use a video camera?” Well, video camera’s cannot create 30 second, single frame exposures. In the time-lapse video above, it took 1,100 images with each of them having 35 seconds of exposure (the shutter was open … Read More

via Goldpaint Photography

I want ice water.

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4 thoughts on “Time-lapse Photography of the Milky Way (via Goldpaint Photography)

    • It’s funny how, though I might have argued the point when I was very young, I absolutely agree now that the physical length of a year actually does seem to get shorter as I age. If the universe is actually a living, breathing thing, as some would have us believe, then I have to wonder if it would even notice creatures that live on such infinitesimally short time scales. Happy New Year my friend! 😀

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