Photographer Jesse Watson took this jaw-dropping timelapse of the recent December 22 nd SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base( as seen from Yuma, Arizona ).
On Vimeo, Watson explains:
I scouted four places that had foregrounds to add depth to the imagery and was uniquely inspiring to my hometown. Place selections were between a favorite local hiking mountain, the Imperial Sand Dune, or a small hill that resides in the historical downtown field overlooking the city. I purposed up choosing the location that overlooked the city, partly since this was the easiest to access with all of my time-lapse gear. I used The Photographera
s Ephemeris and Google Maps to assistance scout and initial line up.
I aimed up killing 2452 images and culled that down to 1315 images for the final project edited in Adobe After Effect and Adobe Premiere Pro.