Nature Photography

“Alchemy” is Wonderful.

It’s going to be a beautiful Friday here in the midwest. 70 degrees and sunny. It looks like Spring is finally here. A bit late, but here. The video below is a wonderful time-lapse short film by  about natures alchemy of the seasons.

The footage is really beautiful, and is complimented so well by the soundtrack, “A Better Place” by Justin R. Durban.  Watching this just made my morning. It is so worth the five minutes it takes to watch it all. There is something rather humbling about the film, and the power of the natural world around us.

The film was shot in 4K resolution on a Canon 5D MkII over the course of a year. A number of the shots use motion controlled dollies and cranes from Kessler which added the subtle camera movements that Lee was able to achieve.  The location list is below the video.

Locations of the shots include:

  • Alabama Hills
  • Alstrom’s Point
  • Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
  • Arches National Park
  • Colorado River
  • Convict Lake
  • Dead Horse Point
  • Grand Canyon North Rim
  • Grand Canyon South Rim
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • June Lake
  • Mono Lake
  • Monument Valley
  • Mt. Tom
  • Toroweap / Tuweep
  • White Pocket

The Power of Nature Where Ocean Meets Sky. Photos by Alessandro Puccinelli.

Yesterday I posted a video about surfing giant waves off the coast of Portugal. Keeping with the ocean theme, I am posting a series of images by Alessandro Puccinelli that are absolutely stunning. Puccinelli does such a wonderful job of capturing the power and magnitude of these natural forces. The photos capture the light, air, power, as the sea and sky merge together to form an almost abstract image.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

It’s For the Birds

After spending all summer trying to capture some half way decent images of the hummingbirds in my yard, I think I might have found a better solution than the OMD on a tripod with a wireless shutter release. Really what I would like is the Bird Photo Booth to house my OMD with a wireless shutter release controlled by my iPhone. None the less for $150.00 Bird Photo Booth has produced some pretty amazing sample images.


I love the retro design styling, and the fact that this can hold the GoPro Hero 3 as well as any iPhone, or iPod Touch. I also like the fact that is not software dependent allowing you to use your app of choice to talk to the camera you are using.

I just hope I can get some shots like the ones below in the future if I buy this.