From stars streaking across the night sky to clouds moving over snow-capped mountains, photographer John Eklund captures the beauty of the region.
Photographer John Eklund, the creator of “Purely Pacific Northwest,” answered a view questions about the timelapse via email:
1. What is your background? How did you get started in timelapse photography?
I originally got into landscape photography because I had an interest in capturing the beauty in nature. Then one day, I discovered photographer online by the screen name of Mockmoon on YouTube. I was blown away by his timelapse work of the stars and Milky Way. After discovering timelapse photography, I viewed the typical landscape photography as static. With timelapse photography, it’s more dynamic. It captures the movement and changes in light that happens constantly in nature.
2. What equipment did you use to capture the Purely Pacific Northwest timelapse?
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 5D Mark III (x2)
Canon 24mm f/1.4 L II
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L II
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L
F-Stop Tilopa Backpack
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly
Dynamic Perception Stage One Dolly
Gitzo GT3541LS (x2)
3. What challenges did you come across?
I am still learning new techniques. Everything I’ve learned was from trial and error. Numerous hours of experimenting in the field.
4. What are some of your favorite scenes?
No easy answer. Every location here in the Pacific Northwest is amazing in it’s own way.
John would also like to thank his fiancé for her support.