I’m sitting at my computer doing my morning rounds on the internet which consist of e-mail, blogs, calendar and news when I notice I’ve added a new daily viewing to my list. It’s a video that I came across a couple weeks back and bookmarked because I knew I had to share it. I’ve found myself watching it daily, mostly in the morning, and it has this strange little jumpstart/caffeine effect for me. Besides that, it’s just so beautiful. I recommend making it as big as you can on whatever screen you’re watching on.
First, here’s what the creator had to say about it:
This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide. Spain´s highest mountain is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories. The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies. A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes. Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.
I feel like as adults we don’t get or take the chance to wonder at things all that often. That’s what this seems to do for me and it really kickstarts my day with positivity and appreciation.
Here is the link to the artists vimeo page where he has several other incredible videos as well as short and informative commentary. I hope you enjoy!