Technical details (more to come). D800, manual focus and exposure. I exposed for the highlights - and opened up the shadows in Lightroom. For time lapse I use JPG FINE rather than raw - it allows many more exposures on a single memory card. Interval timer set at one exposure every 30 seconds.
The time lapse was made in Adobe Premier. The trick to making simple time-lapse is to have all the images sequentially numbered in a single folder. Then, when you import them into Premier, you select the first one and check the "Image Sequence" box and Premier will import the whole series as a single clip. The default is one frame per second, but you can change that by right-clicking on the clip and selecting Speed/Duration.
That's it for now. I'll update this post with step by step instructions and screen shots later.