Now With More Aurora Borealis: Time-Lapse Of Flight From San Francisco To Paris In 2-Min

April 9, 2011


Does anybody else think 'areola' when they hear 'aurora'? No -- just me? Must be my medical background. Kidding, total nipple lover. This is a worthwhile two-minute time-lapse of a guy's flight from San Francisco to Paris COMPLETE WITH AURORA BOREALIS. Which, fun fact: isn't an angel lighting farts like my Sunday School teacher taught us.

I shot a photo roughly every two miles between take-off in San Francisco and landing in Paris CDG to make this airplane time lapse.

Shot with a 5d2, a time-lapse controller, and a 16mm - 35mm, mixed with some iPhone shots.

The photos during take-off and landing are all computer models and totally rendered because I would never use an electronic device during times when the FAA prohibits them. I did get lucky and have a whole row to myself to setup the tripod and gear.

Thanks to my neighbors for not minding an SLR click every 2 to 30 seconds for 11 hours, and thanks to the whole Air France flight crew for being insanely friendly and allowing me to shoot.

Whoa whoa whoa -- using a electronic device during takeoff and landing?! Somebody has a death wish! I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the -- OMG THAT GUY'S USING A CAMERA DURING TAKEOFF -- WE'RE ALL F***ING DEAD! Could a camera really make a plane crash anyway? Because they should probably consider updating airplane instrument technology if it can. Unless I stand a chance of crash-landing on the LOST island, in which case *stuffing Nikon down pants* I'M COMING, JACOB!

Hit the jump for the video.


Thanks to Patrick, nelly and Erina, who follow all FAA regulations except the one about not taking off your seatbelt and standing until the pilot has parked at the gate and turned off the sign. Ugh -- YOU PEOPLE. Get your ass outta my face!

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