I remember being fascinated with those high school biology films (films, not videos or DVDs — that should date me) that showed us time-lapse footage of seedlings sprouting and flowers blooming. It always seemed to me that those filmed events were actually slow dances, intricate and beautiful, and all the more intriguing because they were beyond our human vision.
The schoolroom equipment has changed, but the beauty of those slow dances has not. Czech photographer Katka Pruskova captured some of it in this gorgeous video, produced from 7,100 photographs taken over a period of more than 730 hours. All of the flowers were from her garden or her mother’s.
According to Pruskova’s Vimeo page:
It was shot in a homemade “studio” that I made in a cabinet. I covered the back of the cabinet with black cloth, the flower was placed in the middle, and the whole cabinet was then covered with another cloth to insulate from the daylight (to keep the light constant, which is the most important). Two led lamps were used to illuminate the flowers.
Some flowers bloomed in hours, some in few days.. therefore the interval between photos varies from few seconds to several minutes depending on the type of flower.. after several missed tries you’ll learn 😉
[…]The music is called Arrival of the Birds by The Cinematic Orchestra… amazing music, my favorite..
I’d not heard this music before, but it’s lovely.