Puerto Vallarta Sundown Time Lapse Video


I did this quick and dirty time lapse video of Puerto Vallarta bay while dining at some friends’ Conchas Chinas condo sometime last week. As the sun went down, I had to adjust the aperture on my camera to compensate for the increasing darkness, which explains the sudden changes in lighting on the video. This is the view from one of the top units at La Cima III. Notice the Marigalante, a popular Puerto Vallarta attraction, and landmark looping around the bay, eventually getting closer to the Malecón to blast the nightly fireworks, usually around 9 pm. The Marigalante is one of Puerto Vallarta’s favorite attractions, offering daytime and evening cruises, along with a pirate show onboard.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Sylvie says:

    So incredibly cool! And living here I can vouch that the scenery is truly as—or even more—beautiful live! Great work and a true sense of the bay in the evening.


    1. Paco Ojeda says:

      Thanks, Sylvie! I was pleasantly surprised by the view, and we got lucky with the weather… Sometimes it rains during the summer months. But the sunsets are always spectacular!


  2. miguel says:

    Nice one Paco!
    You shot on manual, yes?
    Do AV at f8 +/-
    and you won’t have that light shift.
    Even still the light will jump a bit so use a polarizer or better yet Neutral density filter


    1. Paco Ojeda says:

      Thanks Miguel!

      I did shoot on manual and was aware of the fact that it was not going to be completely fluid. I would have paid closer attention but there was amazing food on the table and that took priority! 😉


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