Milky Way Time-Lapse 35mm Film
Photo credit: Jason De Freitas via Peta Pixel
Jason De Freitas has seen plenty of time-lapse videos of the Milky Way, but he wanted to capture the galaxy in a new way. So, he decided to mount his 35mm film camera on a tripod and point it at the night sky, spending one hour manually shooting a photo every minute. These photos were then turned into a 30-second time-lapse of our galaxy.



The equipment he used was a Nikon FM2 SLR loaded with Kodak T-Max P3200 black-and-white film that was manually controlled via cable release to shoot one 30-second photo each minute over the span of 150 minutes. He then developed the film, scanned them into the computer, and compiled them into the stunning (in an old fashioned way) time-lapse that you see above.

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