Meteorologists can predict, with some degree of accuracy, whether or not it’s going to rain tomorrow. But determining the exact severity of an approaching storm isn’t quite as easy. So in order to capture the amazing time-lapse sequences in his new film, Monsoon IV, Mike Olbinski had to drive nearly 13,000 miles across the southern US to chase down these massive storms.
Using a pair of Canon 5DSRs and a myriad of expensive lenses, Olbinski captured over 110,000 photos, with roughly half of them ending up in this eight-minute long film. Don’t bother watching this on your tiny computer monitor at work, though. Wait until you get home; it will finally justify all that money you spent on a new 4K flatscreen. [Mike Olbinski]