The Most Epic Sunrise In London. Finally!

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As you may know, I’ve been chasing this epic London sunrise holy grail timelapse for about a month. To the point, it had almost become an obsession.
And, of course, it was never guaranteed that I would get it! But the efforts finally paid off.

You can find all about it in my latest YouTube video… And I promise you: it’s going to be EPIC!
Also, is the Fujifilm X-T4 simply the best camera for time-lapse photography? Quite possibly…

After having spent countless mornings waking up at 5am trying to capture this sunrise, this was the day I was about to stay in bed.
I had had a rough sleep and frankly, after the disappointment of the previous times, I was giving up. I’m so glad I forced myself to go! Not only did I get my time-lapse, but the sunrise was also probably the most epic I have seen from here! Unbelievable.
Also, it was almost completely sunless! The sky was painted in all these colours without the sun actually showing up, if not quickly through a narrow gap. Timelapse Pros have told me this is a pretty rare event.

There were quite a few photographers (socially distanced), but I was the first to arrive, long before everybody else, which allowed me to capture a striking blood-red cloud above Tower Bridge.
And I was also the last to leave. even though there were still colours in the sky after 2 and a half hours.

All to finally get this timelapse.

The Video

Here I walk you through the journey and tell you about my setup and how I shot the epic London sunrise time-lapse (Holy Grail night to day).

Also, yet another studio setup.
Let me know what you think!

EPIC London Sunrise Holy Grail Timelapse. What? How?

With the usual direct link, in case the embed doesn’t work:

More sunrises in this editing video and in my Luminosity Masks tutorial.

And I’ll see you next time!

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