Alex Cherney’s beautiful Ocean Sky time lapse video.

I never grow tired of watching the night sky or, for that matter, watching videos of the night sky. Especially when they’re as beautiful as this:

Ocean Sky from Alex Cherney on Vimeo.

At a star party in August 2009 I took my first long exposure photograph of the night sky. I was so thrilled with the results that I dedicated most moonless weekends since then to photographing two things I love the most in nature – the night sky and the Ocean.

Taking series of images and combining them into a time lapse video sequence made it even more interesting. I have since experimented with all-night time lapses, panning motion, etc. But most importantly I’ve enjoyed the journey immensely.

This time lapse video is the result of almost 1.5 years of work, 31 hours of taking images during six nights on Southern Ocean Coast in Australia.

You really need to watch this in HD and in full screen mode to really appreciate the stunning beauty of it all. The universe is an amazing place when you stop long enough to notice.