Behind the Lapse – Milky Way Rising in Pulau Mawar
Hi everyone, in this post, I would like to share about my recent timelapse work called – Milky Way rising in Pulau Mawar, Mersing in Johor. It was captured back in April 2021 when I was on assignment to create content with the newly release Sony lens, the 14mm f/1.8 G Master.
So I decided to take it for a spin to Pulau Mawar in Mersing, Johor. This spot is really a good place to do stargazing in Peninsular Malaysia. The sky here is often clear and you can see thousands of stars and even the Milky Way can be seen with naked eyes. You can check out my photos from this place HERE.
Anyway, back to the timelapse story. I took the timelapse with Sony a7R4 paired with the Sony 14mm f/1.8 G Master lens. The settings I used are as below:
Shooting mode: Manual
Shooting interval: 11 secs
Shutter Speed: 10 sec.
Total shots: 360
Shooting milky way timelapse is time-consuming where you have to use a slower shutter speed for each shot. Usually, to get 5-10 seconds of a clip, you have to shoot for a minimum of 2 hours depending on the shutter speed you use. This is the benefit of shooting with an f/1.8 lens like this Sony 14mm f/1.8 where you can shoot at an aperture of f/1.8, and use a not-so-long shutter speed in the range of 10-15 sec.
So here is the final timelapse, processed using LRTimelapse and Adobe Lightroom Classic. Hope you like it and thank you for dropping by.