Happy 2015!

I’m coming off a longish Winter break where I did pretty much nothing. It felt good to relax and lounge about, recharging. It was delicious┬ánot have much of anything planned except spend time with the family and read the occasional book.

I posted Yosemite part one but now that part two is out, it’s worth embedding both videos below. From the filmmaker’s description, the two videos are the culmination of,

A 200+ mile backpacking experience through Yosemite National Park captured by Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill. This project was filmed over the course of 10 months. We spent a combined 45 days in the park capturing the images in this video.

As we prepare for the week ahead, it helps to breath deep and think of a greater beauty.

Yosemite HD

Yosemite HD II

You can read more about Project Yosemite and the equipment used to capture these images on their website.

Yosemite will always hold a place in my heart as a special place. I was fortunate enough to take my parents to visit when they were here last year.

Yosemite Valley

Town & Country Time-Lapse

Two stunning time lapse videos that are worth seeing. For full enjoyment, click and expand into full screen and turn up the volume.

The first is by Simon Christen who has been following the San Francisco fog for years. Thank you Mie for forwarding on this link. I agree, it’s a beautiful city we live in.

Adrift from Simon Christen on Vimeo.

Simon says on his page, “I spent many mornings hiking in the dark to only find that the fog was too high, too low, or already gone by the time I got there. Luckily, once in a while the conditions would be perfect and I was able to capture something really special. Adrift is a collection of my favorite shots from these excursions into the ridges of the Marin Headlands.”

The second video is by two friends that meet each other on Vimeo and shared a love for time-lapse photography of Yosemite. It really is a majestic place.

Yosemite HD from Project Yosemite on Vimeo.

I went on a spur-of-the-moment hike last weekend and am in awe of how beautiful it can be.