Death Valley & Eastern Sierras [4k]

Eastern Sierras [4k]

Eastern Sierras 4k : Timelapse film by Morgan Andrew Somers

This video was filmed over the course of two weeks. Flying from Detroit, Michigan to Las Vegas, Nevada - renting a SUV then driving from Vegas to Death Valley (California), about a 2.5 hour drive into the desert. Once I arrived to Furnace Creek, Ca - where I'd be staying for the next three days, I linked up with fellow photographers Michael Shainblum & Erin Babnik and went over the plan for the next couple weeks. Every day we woke up at 4:00am PDT, drove to our location which was usually 20 - 40 minutes away. On average we would hike a mile or two, to our final destination. Our journey began in Death Valley, California where we made stops at Zabriskie Point, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Badwater Basin (Lowest point in North America at 282 feet below sea level), Saltwater creek ( where it rained most of the time, but Death Valley receives less than one inch of rain a year so it was pretty amazing to experience), continued to some insane Mud Tiles found about a mile off the road in the middle of nowhere. After we wrapped in Death Valley we headed to Bishop California - about 3 more hours of driving through the harsh desert, high mountains ( snow covered in some parts ) and spent a few more days adventuring around those parts of the Eastern Sierras, visiting long winding rivers, insane foliage landscapes that resemble brush fires when first light hits. ect. you can find anything you want out there, its amazing! After a few days in Bishop, CA we made the drive to Lone Pine, Ca (about an hour drive). Lone Pine is cool because it resembles an old school western town, its also where they filmed a lot of the old western films including The Lone Ranger, Django Unchained, etc. while in Lone Pine we visited the Alabama Hills & Whitneys Portal. Lone Pine is also home to the highest mountain peak in the United States, Mt. Whitney standing at 14,505 feet above sea level.


Eastern Sierras 4k was filmed in 8k / 6k resolution using the following camera gear

  • Nikon D810

  • Nikon D600

  • Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8

  • Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8

  • Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8

  • Benro TravelGo Plus Tripod

  • Elysia Visuals Ramper Pro Timelapse remote

  • Adobe Lightroom cc

  • Adobe Premiere Pro cc

  • Adobe After Effects cc

  • Adobe Media Encoder

  • LR Timelapse 5

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