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Hold your breath – this is a breathaking timelapse from Dustin Farrell – Landscapes: Volume 3

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This new timelapse from Dustin Farrell is indeed spectacularly breathtaking – the way Dustin and his composer have put the movie with the music is indeed majestic… it is one of the best timelapse videos I've ever seen. And we're incredibly proud to have this guest post by Dustin himself!

The first two “Landscapes” episodes here on planet5D:

Dustin also created these planet5D exclusive tutorials for aspiring timelapsers:

Landscapes: Volume 3

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From Dustin Farrell:

First, I must give huge props to planetMitch. He has been the only one to recognize my hard work and dedication from the beginning of my timelapse career. Thanks Mitch. Youda man!

LSV3# is the final volume in my 3 part series. The amount of work that it takes to produce a video of this quality is staggering. In addition to shooting everyday for our family business, Crew West Inc., I had to find time to squeeze in timelapse shooting as well.

I wanted the final volume to be extra special so I scheduled some trips to Iceland to make it stand out. My first trip to Iceland was in the Summer. During that time I photographed the waterfalls and amazing colors of an Iceland Summer. My next trip to Iceland was in the Winter where my goal was to capture the Aurora Borealis.

Aurora Borealis Ice Anvil

Aurora Borealis Ice Anvil by Dustin Farrell

In addition to these locations, I was successful in capturing the amazing Milky Way views of the desert Southwest in addition to many amazing sunsets.

My main tool for this volume was the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Its low light sensitivity shines during the shot at 2:34. The noise at 3200 iso was easy to eliminate with a simple application of the Neat Video plugin. 3 years ago, noise free Milky Way time-lapses were difficult for me. Now, they are almost easy. Hit me up here at planet5D (down in the comments) or at [email protected] for any of your timelapse questions.

Once again, the folks at Dynamic Perception were there to help me out during the entire #LSV3 production. Their product is not only innovative but it is truly dynamic. Look for their amazing new creations now and in the future.

A new partner in my quest for world timelapse domination was Emotimo. Brian Burling provided me with an amazing new pan/tilt timelapse head called the “TB3”. It was flawless in the production of #LSV3. Check it out here at

This may be my final landscapes volume for a while, but whatever my next work happens to be, planet5D will be one of the first to know. If you have any interest in purchasing a video license, a fine art photo, or a DVD from my latest work be sure to check out our brand new website

Iceland Flair by Dustin Farrell

Iceland Flair by Dustin Farrell

(The description from vimeo with more credits)

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“Landscapes: The Series” blu-ray available here
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Thanks to dynamic perception and for the AWESOME gear and support! Buy their stuff. It's good 🙂
Graphic work provided by Chris Pettit. Check out his work here
Custom music by Redemption ( – “Landscapes” – purchase track here
Thanks to Joel Belmont for an amazing week shooting at Lake Powell

Please view full screen with HD on and volume loud if possible.
For work inquiries contact me at [email protected] or 888.444.2739.
Check out what I do for my real job at

“Landscapes: Volume 3” is the final volume in this series (at least for a while). I hope you have enjoyed my work on this series over the last three years. It has been an amazing ride full of amazing experiences. I plan to continue shooting landscapes timelapses but putting together videos of this magnitude will be difficult to continue on a regular basis. The good news is that from all of this photography a new website was born. WWW.STOCKVIDEOVAULT.COM is our brand new website where my new work will be shown on a regular basis. Thanks for watching.

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


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  4. stunning work! Love the ice blocks and sunset at the very end, and of course the aurora borealis refraction through the ice block was also amazing.

  5. Stunning! Simply stunning, Mr. Dustin Farrell.
    Too cool Planet Mitch, and thank you both.

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