Thursday, January 17, 2013

TimeScapes: Death is the Road to Awe

I'm fascinated by time-lapse videos - especially the ones that include cactus related footage. Tom Lowe is a great inspiration when it comes to time-lapse filming and has recently released the movie TimeScapes that features stunning slow-motion and time-lapse cinematography of the landscapes, people, and wildlife of the American South West.

Tom has made several clips available on Vimeo including the one below featuring giant saguaro cacti (Carnegiea gigantea) reaching for the soaring night sky.



If the video doesn't embed properly you can view it in a separate window by clicking the picture below.

Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) lit by a military drop flare
Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) lit by a military drop flare

A particularly epic sequence is filmed on the East side of the US Air Force's Goldwater bombing range near Ajo, Arizona, and shows a saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) towering in a desert landscape painted by the lights from military flares dropped from planes.

The above picture is courtesy of Tom Lowe @ Timescapes' photostream (where you can find a lot more beautiful photos).

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