Taking a still is the easiest type of landscape photography - click once - if you are not happy with the result just try again. Moving pictures require a little more concentration. The longer a scene takes to record, the more will happen that needs to be considered. In that respect timelapse photography turns into a challenge. Before recording, I need to consider all relevant factors. Once the camera is running, no more changes can be made without ruining the shot. Filming timelapse sequences can be compared to taking a still but only having one shot while anticipating all factors that happen during the recording time: e.g. exposure changes, objects move in/out of frame, focus or light: the sun, moon, stars travel across the sky, plants change their shape and size, snow melts out of frame or focus. Other conditions can also affect the shot: the frozen ground gets soft with the rising sun causing the tripod to sink and the camera to tilt, At night the lens can fog up or even get covered by ice.
People often ask me: “was that real or did you fake it?” Apart from the usual touch up (dust, grain, colour correction), the pictures show what the camera captured.