Split Point Lighthouse - Debashis Talukdar

This has been in the works for a while, and I finally got around to gathering enough footage to put forward a short, but very sweet time-lapse film of one of the most easily accessible lighthouses on Great Ocean Road. This short film was shot at Aireys Inlet at the Split Point lighthouse. The various segments have been shot at different times and seasons during 2013 and early 2014 and attempt to convey what Split Point Lighthouse looks like under different light conditions.

Most visitors to Split Point Lighthouse only see it during the daylight. But as with all lighthouses, it truly comes into its own after the sun goes down. Aireys Inlet is far enough from Melbourne to have dark skies. This makes it perfect to visit after dark when the moon is not in the sky. The astro-photography segments were shot during the new moon of February 2014, and a week after the new moon after moon-set. I discovered that Aireys Inlet gets really dark after 2a.m., when almost all the local residents turn off their lights. That is when the Milky Way really becomes visible. Also visible during this time, were Jupiter and Venus, and both the Large and the Small Magellanic Clouds.

This short film was shot with a Canon 5D Mark II (with Magic Lantern) using a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 wide-angle and a Sigma 20mm f/1.8 wide angle lenses, and an Olympus E-PL5 with a Rokinon 8mm fish-eye lens.

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