Siargao Night Light.
Siargao Night Light is part 3 of my Siargao timelapse trilogy. This timelapse movie shows the beauty of lightning shot at Siargao. It starts with a Milky Way shot at Cloud 9 and then shows a couple of lightning storms shot at Siargao and Guyam island. My favorite is the shot where you see the Milky Way with the lightning storm.
Capturing the Milky Way isn’t easy by itself, capturing lightning even harder, but capturing both at the same time is a challenge like no other. First of all because you can only shoot the milky during a few weeks a year (around new moon), having lightning at that time takes a lot of luck. But the main problem (rain is another) is the extreme difference in lighting, the milky way being really dark and the lightning being really light (long exposure at high iso vs short exposure at low iso). So one will likely be completely over- or underexposed. Here I had the lightning storm at the perfect distance, hanging in the same location for hours. One of those rare moments where everything is just right, me being at the right place and the right time. I could not have been happier!
Siargao ‘Island Life’ Travel Guide
For all info about visiting Siargao, check out our Siargao ‘island life’ travel guide. Siargao is booming though, and things are changing quickly. Expect a lot more people and businesses by now. It still remains a place though and when it comes to surfing, there’s a lot more spots to surf at than just Cloud 9.
‘Scorpio’ by Simon Wilkinson, www.thebluemask.com
Shot with a Nikon D700, D750, D800 (28-300 & 14-24) and Sony RX100iv. Edited with Photoshop, Lightroom, LRTimelapse and After Effects. Photopills app used for planning, QDSLRDashboard app for doing timelapses.
Read more about the gear I use for these movies at the Gear section!
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