I know, I posted a time lapse of Yosemite just two months ago, but this is too gorgeous to pass up. (HD and fullscreen!)
Modern tech is making these kinds of films easier and easier to produce, which means (for me, at least) that the bar is getting raised. It takes a better video to make me say “wow” these days, and this one does it with ease. It helps that the videographer licensed a lovely piece of music: “Sounds of Peace,” by Shaun Paul, and then timed the video to it perfectly. The cymbal at 1:32, as the sunrise suddenly illuminates the dead tree? Shivers.
I’ve found some great music through these kinds of videos, such as Una Mattina by Ludovico Einaudi (which is now one of my favorite albums for writing). And sure enough, when I went to iTunes to check out Shaun Paul, the first two comments were from buyers who had gone directly there from this video.
Time for a download…