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.

You can read more about the hit, the equipment utilized and the challenges faced on Jesse’s write-up on Vimeo. For more check out his work on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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