Ponder storm clouds, three minutes of mesmerizing timelapse tonic to soothe your furrowed brow.
Ponder Deserts of Chile by Adrien Mauduit of Night Light Films. Mauduit, conduit of wonder, a visionary worthy of respect, appreciation and gratitude.
Adrien Mauduit, my favorite timelapse photographer, posted Winter Wonderland a few days ago. Shot over three months in Senja, Norway, no one better than Adrien to preface a Winter Wonderland….
“Within the arctic circle the winters can be harsh with long-lasting violent blizzards. However when the snow storm lets up and passes, it leaves a completely transformed landscape. All the familiar roads, trees, mountains and lakes are buried under a layer of deep snow taking on different sort of weird shapes. The flimsy birch trees are bending under the weight and look like they are welcoming your into a fairy-tale. The moon and the windless atmosphere play such an important role in creating a winter wonderland. Most of the sequences of this short timelapse film were shot during an interval of 3 days where the snow stuck to the branches. Senja’s ever-changing weather had the best of this fleeting environment very quickly but it took over 3 months to shoot all the scenes of this movie.
I really wanted the viewer to feel like they actually were in a dream straight from their winter childhood memory. Much like Narnia or Frozen you can just walk through the enchanted frozen forest, lie down in the scintillating fresh powder looking up at the branches contrasting with the blue sky and the northern lights, and all surrounded by the mountains and the sea. From the pink sunrises and sunsets of the winter polar days to the ice figures created on the frozen shore by the converging tides, not to mention the incredibly colorful displays of aurora borealis, get ready to experience an uplifting voyage through the magical astroscapes of Northern Norway.
All was shot with the Sony a7rII, Sony a7s and the Canon 6D Baader modified and a variety of bright lenses ranging from 14mm to 150mm. I used the Lonely Speck Pure Night and Matt Aust Light pollution filters to reduce light pollution and increase details on the deep-sky scenes and also the Vixen Polarie to track the stars and get cleaner shots. For motion control I used the Syrp 3-axis Genie I system and also the Vixen Polarie. All post production was made in Lr with the special timelapse plus plugin, Sequence for mac, TLDF, and final production was made in FCPX. I hope you like the movie as much as I liked shooting and processing it and I thank everyone of you for your support. All content is of course copyrighted AMP&F (except sountrack licensed through The Musicbed: Steven Gutheinz with ‘In the Balance’), and no footage can be used in any way without the author’s permission. Please contact me for media and purchase inquiry. Please share and comment if you liked the video and follow me for more videos like this one! More at adphotography-online.com.” – Adrien Mauduit
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Take a moment to ponder timelapse perfection by Lucie Debelkova – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClDKSZTXcuOz4lC_Zv183Ng Lucie travelled along ancient trade routes from the Atlas mountains, across the Sahara to Marrakech during darkest Moon phases to capture night skies without light pollution. Dark skies reveal the Milky Way of our ancestors – mesmerizing, irrefutable and bristling with thought provoking imagination.
Ponder A Year of Aurora by Adrien Mauduit….
Ponder a gift of timelapse…..
Trails End by Randy Halverson, a gift of timelapse perfection –
Some people watch cat videos others post images of every meal they eat – I watch timelapse photography.
Don’t know about you, I’ve never given much thought to life beneath Arctic ice. Time lapse video from the BBC series “Life”, cemented a breathtaking reality. Beyond mesmerizing, ponder nature’s unassuming determination.
WordPresser geneticfractals countered my “go to when grumpy” video – https://notestoponder.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/pondering-galactic-proportions/ with one of his own. His gesture demands a ponder of nature, beauty and gratitude. I’ll spare readers a paragraph of sentimental blithering and get to the point – watch this video.
Stewing in juices of media induced hysteria, lousy work days, suffocating family pressures or contentious topical bickering – inexplicably evaporate with entrance into the realm of beauty and wonder. Which form respite takes is a personal matter, awe can’t be prescribed. Constantly percolating in each and every one of us – all we have to do is listen.
Pondering nature, beauty, gratitude or galactic proportions might not be your ticket to temporary inner peace, the vehicle delivering fleeting calm or stimulus behind taking stock of priorities. All I know is stress has to be released – nature, beauty, gratitude delivers in spades.