Martin Heck from Timestorm Films returns to the Atacama dessert in South America for Nox Atacama II.

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Welcome to a brand new content series: timelapse features. If you'd like your work to be featured, please get in touch using the contact form.

Today I'm showcasing some recent work of one of my all time favourite timelapse photographers: Martin Heck.

Martin – also known as Timestorm Films – is based in Germany and is well known in the timelapse world. His work has been featured in major productions and his Youtube channel has well over 200.000 subscribers!

Here's what Martin has to say about this production:

“Home to the darkest and cleanest skies in the world, the Atacama Desert offers views to the nightsky like no other. Two years after the very successful first video “Nox Atacama” we return to this magnificent region and get rewarded with uncountable numbers of stars and fantastic nebulae in one of the most quiet and empty places on earth. Not a single noise distracts from the grand show the nightsky has to offer.

Filmed over a month in Mar/April 2019, I worked in freezing temperatures, altitudes up to 5200m/17000ft, salt lakes and icy slopes. The Atacama is not welcoming to life and equipment. The lack of oxygen makes it tough to get anything done in these high altitudes. But it provides without doubt for epic and vast vistas of one of the greatest landscapes on earth.”

Here's the equipment Martin used to capture this beautiful short film.

Cameras: Nikon D850, Sony A7RIII, Sony A7RII
Lenses: Zeiss Otus 28mm f1.4, Sigma 14-24mm f2.8, Sigma 14mm f1.8, Canon 11-24mm f4, Sigma 50mm f1.4, Canon 70-200mm f4, Tamron 100-400mm
Motion-Control: eMotimo Spectrum ST4, Dynamic Perception Stage Zero, Vixen Polarie Star Tracker

Well done on yet another mind bogglingly wonderful timelapse production, Martin!

If you're interested in shooting the night sky yourself, check out my article about milky way season:

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