I've been reflecting on my life lately, and I see that it has been for of a lot of unhappy endings. I mean A LOT. I've lost my entire immediate family to some sort of death. I'd like for somewhere in my future to see a departure of some sort that isn't unhappy. The Noble Buddha's passing into Nirvana was even happy. The flames that burn in my heart look to be fanned by someone or some event. I know to be patient and to wait, but why do people say "you need to stop sitting around waiting and go out there and get it"? People's modern philosophy is so contradictory. I just want my life to turn around and be happy for a change. I can be happy in the moment, but I like my life to reverberate with love and happiness.
The Art of Night is a short film of highlights from my astrophotography journey. It contains imagery from when I first seriously started photographing the night sky until now.
Images, time-lapse and video were shot over a period of three years around the Wellington region on the North Island of New Zealand. This region is blessed with relatively low light pollution and has some of the darkest skies in New Zealand once you head out to the remote areas of the Wairarapa.
Overall I shot more than 20,000 individual images for the time-lapse with the final edit consisting of just 3,000 of those. This equates to approximately 25 hours of real time footage within the film.
I hope you enjoy the the film as much as I did making it, and please feel free to share!!
National Geographic Explorer Jill Heinerth peers into a water hole in Egypt. (Image courtesy Dr. Jacqueline Windh) In 2010, she set out to explore the Siwa Oasis in search of unknown caves. Ask about her journey using #LetsExplore.
Watch our live Hangout on August 28th at 1p.m. EST (5p.m. UTC) to hear the full story of Jill's expedition in Egypt. http://bit.ly/1a1Pmzv
Hey Elliott, I only started watching source fed back in January, but to tell you something, you have a personality that can make anyone miss you just watching one video knowing you will be leaving soon. You helped make me laugh everyday since I started watching. I know your future will be great wherever you go, and no matter what, everyone you meet will always come to love you instantly bro. Go kick some ass!
Moon in Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Rising Over Mono Lake The full moon rises at sunset during the lunar eclipse Friday evening. In a penumbral lunar eclipse the moon hasn't slipped entirely into the earth's shadow. If you were standing on the moon there'd still be a bit of the sun showing. So we don't see the complete shadow of the earth eclipsing the sun's light in this photo, but in this late stage of the eclipse, the sun's light shining on the moon was dimmed as the moon was rising.
This is an image from a time-lapse sequence I shot. It is a single exposure, not a composite. Minor adjustments were made in Adobe Lightroom (white balance, contrast, level the horizon). No Photoshop was used.
I've only been going here for a couple of months and the experience is still so awesome. With all the remodels almost done, this place is becoming so beautiful. I could only imagine what it was like when it was first built.