This Timelapse Of SoCal's Night Skies Is Breathtaking
While we've seen our fair share of gorgeous timelapses of Southern California, this one has really left us speechless.
Photographer Jack Fusco's timelapses of some of SoCal's most beautiful locales—from a Malibu sea cave to a Borrego Springs desert—are set against the backdrop of a glittering night sky. In his video, "Wonder Endlessly," he also captures things with his camera that we wouldn't normally get to see so clearly with the naked eye, like beautiful shots of the Milky Way seen from Leo Carrillo State Park. Some of the other places he photographed using a long-exposure shot in his timelapse video include La Jolla, Solana Beach, El Matador State Beach, Anza-Borrego Desert and Carlsbad.
"Hours of scouting and planning went in to each of the 26 different sequences in the video," Fusco tells LAist. "Some were planned months in advance to coordinate the tide with right moon phase."
Fusco, who is originally from the East Coast but now lives in San Diego, has been shooting the night skies for the past four years. On his Vimeo page, he wrote:
After life took me to the West Coast last year, I couldn't help but to explore and shoot as many new locations. You can plan things out months in advance, but in the end if the weather doesn't cooperate, you'll be making another trip back. A few of the shots that made the video took 3 or 4 attempts for everything to line up right. It can be frustrating at times, but that's all part of the adventure. It's impossible to match that excitement felt when everything finally comes together.
I've certainly lost track of how many hours I spent driving, hiking, or hanging out near my camera all night, but I can say without a doubt, every second was completely worth it.