I Thought He Came With You is Robert Ellison’s blog about software, marketing, politics, photography and time lapse.

Lassen Star Trails

Star trails from the Manzanita Lake campground at Lassen Volcanic National Park

A timelapse two ways shot from the Manzanita Lake campground at Lassen Volcanic National Park (the second time I've visited and the second time that Bumpass Hell has been closed). First a regular 4K timelapse looking up from the campsite:

The second version is the same footage in HD where each frame is the cumulative maximum pixel value of all the frames up to the current frame (so it builds in star trails as the video runs):

Star Trails

Star Trails

Here's a different take on the timelapse I posted yesterday (Jupiter from Casini Ranch):

For this version each frame is built from the cumulative maximum pixel value for all the previous frames. So it's like a long exposure with nice star trails (and Jupiter, and at various points a couple of satellites and a plane).

Jupiter from Casini Ranch

Jupiter from Casini Ranch

A short 4K UHD timelapse featuring Jupiter rising over the Russian River:

Shot from Casini Ranch near Duncan Mills, California. It's a shame it's not Saturn and Cassini Ranch.

Stars from Pine Mountain Lake

Stars from Pine Mountain Lake

Timelapse of sunset and then stars shot over several nights at Pine Mountain Lake in Groveland, CA.

Night sky from Marin Headlands

Updated on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Night sky from Marin Headlands

15 second exposure from a NatureBridge night hike last night. Then s'mores!