Hiking to find your inner peace. 🙏🏽 I'm no fan of keyword-generated motivational quotations, but this kind of hypnotic, relaxing--grounding--effect that surprising mountain streams (evidently, their power is explained by the remaining melting snow) have on a stressed-out human like me (and, quite possibly, you!) is undeniable! 💦
I've finally gotten around to assembling 'real' timelapses out of individual images that I've photographed. Naturally, I started with my favorite subject, the Moon.
The individual photographs for the full-Moon video looked like this:
And the final product—like this:
Vine's square format is bothersome, but it seems to retain a slightly higher resolution than the Instagram version.
I photographed the second timelapse tonight and assembled it so as to resemble vintage sci-fi films (including the soundtrack). The individual images I shot look like this:
The final video turned out like this:
Yet again, the Instagram widescreen version is worth referencing in terms of the way this mini-film is meant to be seen, excluding the resolution reduction.
These two fun little timelapses were shot a half hour or so apart from each other, but what a difference did that make!
First, brilliant rays of the descending Sun nearly blinded me as I filmed this.
Next, the blood-orange of the sky rapidly transformed into an even blue, as the Sun set behind the mountain peak.
The night of Western Christmas Eve was so fittingly still that when I attempted to film a timelapse of the wintry landscape at dusk without the decorations below, I could not see any movement at all, save for some barely detectable snowflakes coming down.
Sometimes, early winter mornings are overwhelmed by silver and blue. It is those moments that you realize that even commercial Christmas-season decorations and color palettes are inspired by nature.
In motion, this surreal silver world looks like this:
And this macro image—as above, so below—is a testament to when you're inspired by Japanese sakura or plum trees in early spring, but all you have is snow!
Here is another image for my growing white-tailed deer collection—a common, but graceful animal.
This particular deer wasn't even spooked by my dog—so much so that I could film this fun little timelapse of her, after getting the above capture, without a smartphone telephoto lens!