Desert Skies: My Grand Canyon Time-Lapse Movie

The night sky above Grand Canyon National Park is an amazing sight. I was blessed with the chance last fall to spend a month floating down the Colorado River shooting pictures all day and all night. For much of the trip, we were treated to a string of beautiful clear nights where the stars glowed like diamonds above the towering cliff walls. The time-lapse video below is my best attempt at sharing the wonder and magic of the desert sky at night.

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Music: “Dreamland (Instrumental” by Dan Phillipson
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Each night, I set my camera up and let it fire away until the batteries died at the desert sky. It has taken me months to process thousands of raw images and to compile the results into this short time-lapse movie. What you see here was created using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, the incredible LrTimeLapse software, and Adobe Premier CC.

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About the Author
David Marx specializes in landscape, travel, mobile, and night photography. He is an Adobe Certified Expert in both Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CC with more than 15 years of experience in the field teaching digital photography. David loves sharing his knowledge with others, whether in person or online, and his entertaining teaching style works well for photographers of all skill levels. In addition to field workshops, David’s extensive library of video tutorials on image processing and mobile photography are available at