Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ocean {Starry} Sky...

I was quite blown away by this time-lapse video that Keith showed me. This guy, Alex Cherney does long exposure photography, as well as these gorgeous videos. Here's one of my favorites, which I wanted to share with you. It's breath-taking. The only time I've ever seen a sky that even came close to this was when I was at my friend Kelli's bachelorette party at a beach house in Stinson Beach. It was remote enough not to get a lot of light pollution from any big cities. At night I couldn't stop looking up. If I'd been able to make a video, it might have looked something like this...





Ocean Sky from Alex Cherney on Vimeo.

It took Alex almost a year and half to make this video. It's obviously a work of love, don't you think? I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I think I watched it with a big smile on my face, or my mouth hanging open. To be completely honest, I was so absorbed by the video that I don't really know...


I've always wanted to be able to take photographs of the night sky, but I've always lived in areas of dense population. Only a three hour drive to Yosemite would yield a sky similar to this. However, you're surrounded by trees in the valley, and my knees aren't good enough for a hike to an area where I'm above the tree-line. Anyway, I don't live in California anymore, so will have to try to find a place in PA that will be good for night sky viewing. I really miss the celestial balm that a remote night sky is to my eyes... and my soul.

3 comments:

73mw said...

Beautiful - the night sky is mesmerising!

-E- said...

a year and a half!? that's madness.

Brandi said...

Night photography always impresses me. Have you ever seen this group on Flickr, Plane Trails?

http://www.flickr.com/groups/planetrails/pool/with/3911206773/

One of my faves!

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