One of the best things about doing these timelapse videos – and landscape photography in general – is that I’m taken to some of the most beautiful places on this island. Whether the destination is one I’ve been to many times or maybe it was only my first time visiting, the experience is always worthwhile and fulfilling.
Below I’ll show you where I ended up while shooting. Don’t forget to read my first behind-the-scenes blog post if you missed it!
Freshwater Lake and Boeri Lake
Laudat was probably my favorite locale throughout the shooting the timelapse film. The weather varies so quickly in this part of the island and regular weather forecasts just don’t apply. Mist always plays a big part of my experience at Laudat and often times, so does heavy rainfall.
On my sole attempt to hike the Boeri Lake Trail while shooting this video, I encountered very heavy rain (almost nonstop) and lots of mist. Needless to say, I was unable to capture any usable footage, but the experience was still lovely.
I was very happy to capture a few timelapse sequences from Eggleston. The views from the Scotland property were amazing, and although it drizzled off and on while I was there, I did get the opportunity to capture Roseau from a unique angle.
Much of Syndicate is a part of the Northern Forest Reserve, which is the natural home to our endemic parrots, the Jaco and the Sisserou. You can also find the trail to Dominica’s highest mountain (Morne Diablotin) along the Syndicate Road.
I had not been to Syndicate Nature Trail since the passage of Hurricane Maria and I was stunned at how much the forest had changed.
But it was great to see that the farmers have persevered and continue to make use of fertile soil in the valley.
Batali is just around the corner from Salisbury and Sunset Bay Club (Lobster Palace), and features a river the opens out into the Caribbean Sea. It’s varied locations are popular for sea-bathing, bonfires, river-bathing, fishing, washing and socializing!
On that morning I found a quiet spot near the river and capture wonderful timelapse sequence and this short video:
At this point I’ve captured just about all the footage I can use in one video, so there won’t be another behind-the-scene blog post with these types of location photos.
There are other very important elements to this production (choosing the right music, editing thousands of photos, etc) but those are usually considered ‘boring’ so I’ll only write about them if you say so in the comments below 🙂
Thanks for reading. Let me know what you think!