a timelapse adventure

The Dolomites are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy and are caractarised by its bold light-gray cliffs and spires flecked with snow.

The film captures the atmosphere of the intriguing Dolomite mountains through a series of unique timelapses and a detailed soundscape. Sounds from natures own library are accompanied with subtle soundeffecs to support the atmosphere which in the mountains quickly can change from calm sunrise to intense thunderstorm.

To get the full experience – headphones are highly recommended.

All shots are made in the summer 2018 during a two week trip to the Dolomite mountains. I had the pleasure to experience a wonderful hike at the spectacular Tre Cime, the beautiful turquoise water at Lago di Sorapis, an insane rainstorm at Santa Maddalena, a quiet evening at Lake Misurina with amazing still water and much more.

Photographer, editor and sounddesigner: Casper Rolsted


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0:00 Lake Braies (Pragser Wildsee)
Lake Braies, also known as the “Pearl among Dolomite lakes”, is characterised by its unique position in the north of the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park.

0:27 Lago di Landro (Dürrensee)
The lake is located at the bottom of the Val di Landro. From the lake you can admire the steep rock faces of the Dolomites

0:46 Lake Misurina
Lake Misurina is the largest natural lake of the Cadore and it is 1,754 m above sea level. The lake’s perimeter is 2.6 km long, while the maximum depth is 5 m. Near the lake there are about ten hotels with accommodation for around 500 people.

1:14 Passo Gardena (Gardena Pass)
The pass connects Sëlva in the Val Gardena on the west side with Corvara in the Val Badia has an elevation of 2,136 m above sea level. It often becomes a busy route with tourists, motorcyclists and cyclists during the summer. The pass is very popular among tourist and hikers that visit the pass to access the dramatic mountains.

1:54 Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen)
The Tre Cime di Lavaredo is three distinctive battlement-like peaks. They are probably one of the best-known mountain groups in the Alps. The Cima Grande (the peak in the midtle) has an elevation of 2,999 metres (9,839 ft). It stands between the Cima Piccola (to the east), at 2,857 metres (9,373 ft), and the Cima Ovest (to the west), at 2,973 metres (9,754 ft).

2:37 Lago di Sorapis
Lake Sorapis is a stunning turquoise lake in the Dolomites. The hike is not an easy task and involves sections with cables and ladders. This intermediate hike is worth the effort and offers incredible views of mountain peaks and the dreamy blue waters of Lake Sorapis.

2:45 Santa Maddalena
The village of Santa Maddalena/St. Magdalena is located at the rear end of the Funes valley. The church together with the adjacent sacristy, the old school, and the
“Obermesnerhof” farmstead form a unique ensemble in the foreground of the Odle/Geisler massif.


– Sony A6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body
– Samyang 12mm F2.0 NCS CS lens
– Samyang 21mm F1.4 ED AS UMC CS lens
– Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS lens
– Samyang 100mm F2.8 ED UMC MACRO lens

“Big screen. Use the headphones. Enjoyment guaranteed. Thank you for sharing this powerful experience!”

Tiina Liimandi

“Amazing work. No words to explain this picturesque journey. Sound designing is so lovely. Watching this video feels like I reached these beautiful landscapes.”

Kumar Ashutosh

“Casper, you are amazing – and the places you captured are damn too! What a smooth and great work you did, love the absence of music and sound FXs only.”

Marco Famà

Founder of Time Lapse Network

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