Yosemite National Park in All of Its Time-Lapse Splendor

in Video - Arts & Culture | January 23rd, 2012

This video shows Yosemite National Park in all of its glory. Watch as darkness descends over Half Dome after a gorgeous sunset. Then, looking to the heavens, we observe the brilliant sky and the millions of stars visible. It’s Yosemite like you’ve never seen it before.

The video was created by Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty, who share an interest in time-lapse photography and found each other via Vimeo. The result, after numerous visits to Yosemite, was this completed project. All time-lapses were shot on the Canon 5D Mark II with a variety of Canon L and Zeiss CP.2 lenses. The music accompanying the video is “Outro” from the new album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming by electronic band M83.

One of the scenes from this video is of El Capitan, a vertical rock formation that’s twice the height of the Empire State Building. Wall: The Journey Up tells the heroic story of Steve Wampler’s quest to become the first person with Cerebral Palsy to climb El Capitan. The inspiring video/film trailer is worth watching.

Eugene Buchko is a blogger and photographer living in Atlanta, GA. He maintains a photoblog, Erudite Expressions, and writes about what he reads on his reading blog.

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  1. Cristina Milos says . . .
    January 23, 2012 / 8:17 am

    Splendid. No other comments needed.
    Thank you!

  2. steven bash says . . .
    January 23, 2012 / 11:59 am
  3. Kevin says . . .
    January 25, 2012 / 12:06 am

    Fyi there isn’t “millions of stars visible”
    . Not in Yosemite, nor anywhere on planet earth. Only a few thousand are visible at any given time. Normally I wouldn’t say anything but since you claim to be an educational site, may want to clean that up

  4. SusanWright says . . .
    January 27, 2012 / 5:27 pm

    I love this amazing video of Yosemite! I am a second grade reading teacher, I am going to present this Yosemite video to my students as a intro to Our National Park. I am sure this film would spark an interest in going to see Yosemite.

  5. Maria Aidil Novo says . . .
    May 30, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    Beautiful: stars!!!!!!!!!!!!

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