first_imgWe admit, we do tend to geek out over impressively done time-lapses here at Geek.com, and we have found another one to add to our “Time-Lapses to Ogle Over” collection. Photographer and astrophotographer Daniel Lopez shot scenes from the island of Tenerife for over a year to capture some of the most beautiful and jaw-dropping shots of clouds, stars, water, and mountains in a wide spectrum of color.More than 2,000 meters above sea level, Lopez shot “El Cielo de Canarias/Canary Sky” at the picturesque location of Tenerife. The landscape he captured may be familiar to those of you who’ve seen Terje Sorgjerd’s”The Mountain” time-lapse that we covered a few weeks ago. Both videos were shot in Teide National Park in Tenerife, the largest and most populous of the seven Canary Islands where Lopez lives. The video is the first in a series from Lopez in which he’ll try to capture the beauty of each island. Tenerife is a World Heritage Site and is home to the third largest volcano in the world, El Teide.AdChoices广告Part of the time-lapse shows what Lopez calls “the ‘hat’ in the Teide,” which is a formation of clouds covering the peak of the volcano. The video shows footage of clouds pouring over trees and mountains, taking on the form of water, waves, and waterfalls as they roll across the sky. A large pool of water in the plain of Ucanca reflects lenticular clouds, which you’ll recognize as the lens-shaped, spaceship-looking clouds pictured below. Clouds undulate like the surface of a waterbed at the 3-minute mark. And yes, there’s even a double rainbow in the video.Lopez used a dolly in which he designed and built himself. The dolly has both vertical and horizontal rails, and spindles with both horizontal and vertical movements. Lopez used high dynamic range imaging, better known as HDR, which allows for a larger dynamic range of brightness between the lightest and darkest spots of an image. The result can be seen in the faint starlight shots and the direct shots of the sun. He compiled all the photos and produced the final video in Photoshop CS4.via Vimeo and El Cielo de Canariaslast_img read more