Yosemite National Park in All of Its Time-Lapse Splendor

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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