Mt Bromo TimeScape: Bromo like you’ve never seen before! 

Since I started doing timelapses I always tried to think of ways to turn a timelapse scene into a single image. My visit to Mt Bromo seemed the right time and place to finally work on these ideas. The smoke coming out of the volcano works perfectly with the blending technique. Find the various series I’ve come up with at my website under TimeScapes. It was when I tried to convert timelapse sequences into single images for my TimeScapes project, that I stumbled upon a way to turn that process into an image sequence and thus create a whole new type of timelapse.

What you see is the same footage as in my Mt Bromo timelapse movie, but by blending the images I show ‘time’, or at least the changes in light that occur. Photography literally means ‘drawing with light’. This is a rather literal approach to that, as the scenes that you see sometimes are like a painting being painted, with light. By using this transparency technique I show only the changes of light that occur during the recording. 

Getting too complicated? Just watch it!


Thinking of visiting Bali or Java? You should really really visit Mt Bromo. Check out our Mt Bromo travel guide for info & tips. Want to get some great shots too? I spent over a month there, shooting it from every possible angle, read my Mt Bromo photography guide to get some great shots.


‘Chrome Skies’ by Simon Wilkinson,


Shot with a Nikon D700, D750, D800, 14-24/2.8, 20/1.8, 50/1.4/16/2.8 fisheye, 28-300/3.5-5.6. DJI Mavic Pro drone. Syrp Genie mini.

Read more about the gear I use for these movies at the Gear section!

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