The International Space Station Expedition 30 crew shot some truly awe-inspiring time-lapse sequences flying over practically every square mile of the globe.
I downloaded the high-resolution image sets that have been made available by the NASA Johnson Space Center and constructed this short time-lapse film in hi-res 2K project format. I was amazed at how clean the Nikon D3S images turned out (even at ISO 3200 and above) which kept the post-processing requirements to a minimum.
Images courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center available from: eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/
Cameras: Nikon D2X and D3S
Lenses: 28-70mm f/2.8, 14-24mm f/2.8, 17-35mm f/2.8, 28mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4
Technique: The majority of the images were shot at 1 second intervals, ISO 200-12800.
:: Downloaded more than 16K hi-res images from NASA for this project
:: Image sets adjusted in Adobe Lightroom 3.6
:: Image sets imported into an Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 2K 24p project
:: Used GBDeflicker for the image sets with shorter exposure times. Highly recommended: granitebaysoftware.com/Products/ProductGBD.aspx
:: Exported as 2048×1024 24p MP4 @ 75Mbps
Soundtrack: “Rallying the Defense” by MachinimaSound.com licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License