The video documents the (usually) very peaceful life of a fire lookout in the Gardner Lookout on the East Peak of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California. I’ve been a Marin County Fire Department volunteer lookout for two years and deeply love the mountain and the peace it brings to us here in the Bay Area. Perhaps this 6-minute video will convey some of the emotions I feel when sitting (and sleeping) on her peak.
[via Colby Aley's Twitter stream]
As you probably know, I’m a sucker for time-lapse videos, especially ones from here in the northwest. Here’s another great one I came across that shows off the beauty of this wonderful part of the States.
I’m a sucker for time-lapse videos and I love Portland, so this one hits the spot.
I can’t get enough of time-lapse video, especially when it comes to the stars. Here’s a great one by Terje Sorgjerd from El Teide in Spain.
This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide.
Spain’s highest mountain @(3715m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world’s best observatories.
The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.
A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April (bit.ly/g3tsDW) and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.
Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.
More details at the video’s page on Vimeo.
A quite impressive bit of programming:
A cool little unofficial advertisement for LEGO:
Check out these great time-lapse videos by photographer Henry Jun Wah Lee. I just had to share them.
Joshua Tree Under the Milky Way
This is a video of the Perseid Meteor Shower and the core of the Milky Way. A good write-up of what you’re looking at in this video can be found at the most excellent Bad Astronomy blog.
Timelapse video of the Perseid Meteor Shower and the galactic core of the Milky Way as seen from Joshua Tree National Park.
These were taken between August 12 and August 15, 2010.
For more photos and words: photography.evosia.com/2010/08/13/under-the-milky-way-in-joshua-tree-national-park/
Gear: 5D Mk II, EF 16-35mm L. Settings: f/2.8, 6400 ISO, 20 second exposures.
Music is Samskeyti by Sigur Ros
The Urban Landscape – Preview
A preview of a new video project I am working on: an urban timelapse tour of Los Angeles! This is still a work in progress.
Time Lapse Tour of Yosemite National Park
Timelapse tour of Yosemite National Park. See one of my favorite places in the world. I was there mid to late May of 2010.
Tunnel view, Vally View, Cook’s Meadow, Bridalveil Falls, Nevada Falls, Mist Trail, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and much more.
Here’s a great video of behind the scenes of the latest 24 Hours Nürburgring, a spectacular endurance race at the best race track in the world.
Check out this awesome slow-motion and narrated video showing the launch of the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket, the one that took the first men to the moon.