Gorgeous Hawaii Captured in Timelapse Video

We got an email today from Boston-based engineering student Julian Tryba about a timelapse video he made of Hawaii. We were swept away by his gorgeous images of Maui and Oahu, a wonderful antidote to the wintertime blues. He clearly hiked up to some high-quality views. We hope you will enjoy it. Here Julian explains how he did it.

Making the Video
“I am actually not really a filmmaker. I am a 23-year-old college graduate working toward a masters in engineering. And I am in love with photography.

“I purchased my first camera about 15 months ago, and I have spent my limited free time learning time lapse photography. By day I work in an advanced technologies group in the aviation industry. On weekends and vacations, I am a timelapse photographer. This year I took full advantage of my Christmas break by booking a trip to Hawaii.

“During my first week in Oahu I shot practically every sunrise and sunset. I got some beautiful time lapses of the beaches as well as Honolulu and its surroundings. The week flew by, and before I knew it I was packing for Maui. I used a few cameras—mostly the Canon 6D, 7D, and one or two shots from the 50D. The edited the video with Adobe Lightroom, Premier Pro, After Effects, and LRTimelapse.

“The landscapes of Maui and Oahu are completely different. Oahu is a much older island and has been subject to more erosion so the mountains are steep and lush. Maui, on the other hand, has a 10,000-foot-tall dormant volcano and is home to bamboo forests as well as lava fields. The volcano Haleakalā, which means ‘House of the Sun,’ is a timelapse photographers dream. The climate is in constant flux and the landscape is absolutely breathtaking. I often spent 12 to 15 hours on the mountain watching the clouds and photographing them. This trip was extremely fulfilling, and I hope I have the opportunity to undertake more timelapse adventures in the future.”


  1. Zachary Doenmez
    United States
    February 2, 2014, 11:05 pm

    This guy is a legend.

  2. Faz
    February 3, 2014, 8:19 am

    The vivid pictures are truely lively and energetic.Thanks 🙂

  3. Veronica
    February 3, 2014, 8:41 am

    It is extremely beautiful, wake up and watch this video make you in a good mood.

  4. Christoph Griesshammer
    Boston, MA
    February 3, 2014, 10:19 am

    Check out his Facebook page with other pictures too: https://www.facebook.com/JulianTrybaPhoto

  5. Angela Stockstill
    United States
    February 3, 2014, 3:58 pm

    What lenses did you use?

  6. Julian Tryba
    United States
    February 3, 2014, 4:50 pm

    I used the Canon 16-35 f2.8, 24-105 f4, 70-300 f4-5.6, and the Tokina 11-16

  7. MikesRoadTrip
    February 3, 2014, 6:23 pm

    Wow, that’s amazing!

  8. Vicky
    February 3, 2014, 10:06 pm


  9. lucian berti
    February 11, 2014, 12:58 pm

    Natura??? Acumulatorul sufletului

  10. Kathleen Asing
    Kailua, Oahu
    February 12, 2014, 3:03 pm

    Surreal. Breathtaking! Prize winning!