Touching the Sky – Time-lapse – Shot in 5 countries

http://www.eliasaikaly.com Be sure you're watching in HD. ;) Click below for more. 5 countries, Peru, Nepal, Argentina, Russia and USA, over 15 000 photographs, dozens of sleepless nights while scaling 3 of the highest mountains on three different continents, never lower than 4000M and as high as 7000M above sea level. This is a compilation of my 2012 travel year. I am blessed and eternally grateful for the opportunities. While most struggle to place one foot in front of the other in their pursuit of the world's tallest peaks, I drag (often with help from local people) far too much DSLR gear with me to document and capture stories that inspire and stir the soul. Mother nature graciously and generously provides some of the most incredible scenery and light and I am humbled and grateful to be able to capture it for you. The magic of these environments is that you really have no idea what will happen in the frame once you set it up. I often view the end result with great surprise as I watch the stars dance in the evening sky. I just wish I had power sometimes! Shot on a Canon T3i, 7D and 5D using the following lenses: Canon 2.8 24-70mm Canon 2.8 70-200mm Tokina 2.8 11-16mm Knock off intervalometer remotes Cheap (light) tripods A glidetrack A guerilla pod Large stable rocks! Anything else that stabilizes the camera. Solar batteries to charge my gear or anything I can rig that creates a stable(ish) current. Processed in Lightroom Movies compiled using Quicktime Edited in Final Cut Pro I would like to recognize the following people for their contribution, be it in support, assistance or inspiration. Mohammed Al Thani Mohammed Zaal Ali Jaber Arab Team in Russia (I'm sorry for keeping you guys up!) Arab Team in Nepal (I'm sorry for keeping you guys up too!) All of my dear Sherpa friends who were incredibly patient with my craft The amazing porters from the lowlands in Nepal Oliver and Alexandra Apu and Mel Lucas Wiseman Dominic Czartoryski http://www.Zacuto.com for lending me gear while all others turned me down. ;) Your products rock! I hope you enjoy this piece everyone. Get out there and experience the world, it'll change your life. You can learn more about my work at http://www.eliasaikaly.com My not for profit work with youth: http://www.findinglife.ca For any stock footage or work enquiries, feel free to contact me at http://[email protected] Stock samples available here: http://www.eliasaikaly.com/stock-library/stock-video/ Another time-lapse film called '45 Days in the Himalayas' can be seen here: http://www.vimeo.com/32645004