Finally had some time process this time-lapse from Gozo. Really love using the program LRTimelapse, which lets you shoot RAW images, process/edit them, then produce video. Doing this from sunset and into the dark-of-night normally would be extremely tricky but with LRTimelapse its pretty simple. Great program.
Ok, no matter how I phrase this I'm going to sound pretentious, snobbish or lame, whatever.. it has to be said: I have traveled to a lot of places and seen some incredible sights. That being said, Gozo may be one of the most serene and beautiful places I've ever seen (or will ever see). Three weeks ago I had never heard of Malta (or Gozo for that matter) and might have...possssssibly.. guessed it was near the Mediterranean .. maybe. Thanks to VRX Studios and their project with the Kempinski San Lawrenz on Gozo, I was brought over to photograph a beautiful hotel filled with fun and kind people. There I worked with a kick-ass stylist, Roma, and made many great new friends from the hotel and island. Below are some photos from our adventures; the Azur window (shown above) is only 3/4 of a mile from the hotel. I shot it four times and could shoot it 300 more. I have two time-lapse shoots from it which I hope to share soon. The last photos are from the most incredible sunset I've ever seen, and hand to god, those colors are not enhanced. If anything they are toned down to not seem fake. Thank you to my new friends for the warmth and hospitality, you made a cool work trip into an unforgettable experience.
Early morning in the Maltese Islands, waiting for the sun to break for a sunrise shot of a hotel exterior (being shot for VRX Studios) In the distance I can hear thunder rumbling, I'm hoping the rain doesn't decide to dump on me as I'm perched on a rock wall older than the U.S.A. Suddenly the sky lights up and I turn around to catch a quick lightning strike. I decide to swing my camera around and switch my settings to a high ISO and quick shutter, why not try and see if lighting strikes twice? After about 7-8 minutes, right as I'm about to give up, boom. Sky lights up and I fire away, 3 frames caught strikes. Sometimes you just have to wait it out and hope for a little luck.