You can watch the Billowing | Mt. Baldy time lapse video here.
Less than three weeks ago I hiked Mt. Baldy. I was quite excited about seeing our first major snow in the mountains. When I started out on Bear Canyon Trail, it was cold and stayed that way for quite some time. I knew I may not reach the summit nor did I really care, although part of me wanted to see the snow (mostly at the top).
The main reason for the hike though was to make a time lapse video. And it turned out to be a wild one, beyond my expectations, thanks to the mist that kept rising throughout the canyon and the clouds that kept rolling in over my head.
The sun mostly stayed out of sight, which made each of my wait while my cameras capturing images a challenge. The winds hardly stopped blowing and the temperature dropped like crazy as soon as the sun hid behind the clouds, which was most of the time. It was extremely cold because I stopped moving for a long period whenever I took shots. I did my best to stay warm but couldn’t stop shivering. I wished that I had brought my 15 degree sleeping bag.
I could’ve gotten more amazing time lapse footage if I kept going up, but the sky often clad with the clouds made me feel uneasy. My hike was slow paced because of the time lapse videos that I was making. I wasn’t worried about losing light fast while in the mountain. But I was worried about the temperature that kept dropping as I gained elevation.
Eventually I decided to turn around before reaching the notch. I wasn’t disappointed because I knew that I got some amazing shots. On my way down, I was able to shoot some more, as the clouds kept rolling in.
This less than one minute video is the first part of the time lapse video of Mt. Baldy that I am currently working on.
Location: Mt. Baldy, California
Music: Wishing Well
Gear I used
- Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, GoPro HERO6
- Lenses: Canon Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
- Tripod: MeFOTO RoadTrip Titanium Travel Tripod, Joby Gorillapod
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