Philippines Scapes timelapse.
I went to the Philippines for 4 months to travel the country that had been on my list for so long. 4 Months became 14 months… Instead of explaining why, I think it’s pretty clear what I was up to in that time, if you watch Philippines Scapes timelapse. Philippines is seriously amazing and has much more to offer than nice beaches and islands!
When I set off on my multi year trip around the world beginning of 2016, starting in the Philippines, it was about creating while traveling, than traveling itself. Capturing good footage takes time, a lot of it sometimes. Just for example, you don’t always have a nice sunset to shoot a certain location, or weather might be bad for days. With shooting timelapses, it takes even more time, not just the shooting, but the editing as well.
But what made me decide to stay for so much longer, had everything to do with Siargao. That wonderful place is hard to leave for anyone, but for as a photographer, it was a paradise with gorgeous beaches, colorful sunset, clear night skies and amazing lightning storms. I captured some amazing storms, while the storm season still had to start. It promised more and better storms. There’s nothing I like more than capturing lightning storms, so I decided to stick for the storm season. Ironically enough I didn’t get to shoot a single great lightning storm during that season.
These are the locations (in order of appearance) you see in this Philippines Scapes timelapse movie. The names link to the corresponding blogposts and travel guides.
‘Absolute Shadow’ by Simon Wilkinson, www.thebluemask.com
Shot with a Nikon D700, D750, D7100, D800 (and a variety of lenses) & Sony RX100iv. Edited with Photoshop, Lightroom and LRTimelapse. Movie composed in After Effects. (In case you wonder, I did not travel with all those cameras, some I borrowed, some broke)
Read more about the gear I use for these movies at the Gear section!