Take 10 minutes out of your day to watch this timelapse.
Composed of ~80,000 photos it shows life at sea on a container ship, traveling from the Red Sea to Hong Kong via Sri Lanka and Singapore over a 30 day span. It is stunning.
Some highlights in the movie, as identified by the creator:
- 0:32 Milky Way
- 0:53 Sirius Star (I think) Correction: Jupiter the planet according to some viewers
- 1:17 Approaching Port of Colombo
- 1:45 Cargo Operation
- 2:08 Departure Colombo with Rainstorm
- 2:29 Beautiful Sunrise
- 3:13 Lightning Storm at Malacca Strait and Singapore Strait
- 3:29 Clear night sky Milky Way with lightning storm
- 4:01 Camera getting soaked
- 5:09 Arrival Singapore
- 5:56 Departure Singapore
- 6:20 Moon-lit night sky
- 6:48 Another Sunrise
- 8:30 Headed due north and you can see Ursa Major rotating neatly around Polaris.
- 8:36 Squid Boats
- 8:54 Chaotic Traffic
- 9:15 Arrival Hong Kong
The night scenes are some of my favorites, as are the bits in port as the containers come and go off the ship.
I’ve shot a few timelapses over the years and even think some of mine are pretty good. But this one is spectacular.
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Wow, that was something! I love going to an extremely dark location and seeing just how many stars are visible. About 7 years ago we were in Arches National Park on a dark night, seeing the silhouette of Balanced Rock against the starry sky was amazing!
I posted this link on my blog several days ago. September 20 to be exact.
Just saying. I am sure you saw it somewhere else, I wonder where they saw it first 🙂
I promise I didn’t see it on your site. That’s a pretty easy promise to make since I don’t read TBB at all.
Thanks for your concern.
Amazing video. I’ve always wanted to travel by container ship. This was a great preview of what it’s like. Thanks for posting the link.
I loved this! Thanks for sharing.
Absolutely great, especially seeing the night sky. Thanks for sharing, Alastair Majury
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