Freaky Flowers: Echinopsis Cacti in Bloom

Posted in contemplative, Timelapse,

A montage of a dozen types of Echinopsis cactus flowers blooming.

Echinopsis cactus flowers bloom overnight and the flowers last for only a day. Actually, the flowers are at their peak beauty for an hour or two at the most. That's what turned me from a cactus enthusiast into a cactus photographer ... the desire to try to preserve some aspect of their freaky beauty. Prior to becoming an Echinopsis addict a few years back, I had never owned a DSLR or image/video editing software.

The cacti shown in this video come from my collection. The evening when it looks like a plant's flowers are about to bloom, I bring it indoors to image. Most of the clips in this montage show approximately 8 hours of change as the flowers open and bloom. A little more than halfway through the montage, there's a series of three clips showing different views of a 24-hour period in the life of a yellow-flowered 'Daydream' plant. Six flowers that opened the night before I started filming wilt to nothingness and another 4 flowers grow dramatically and then open. This series of 'Daydream' clips is followed by another three showing other types of flowers wilting. These additional wilting clips are also taken over a daylong period.

The question I'm asked most often about my cactus flower still images and timelapses is whether I've "Photoshopped" them, that is, have I used editing software to juice things up and create the flowers' intense colors. I do, of course, use Photoshop and Lightroom and other editing software. But not in the way most suspect. Rather than using these tools to overstate reality, I actually use them to reduce the intensity of the colors my camera captures. I have reduced the color saturation in every timelapse clip in this video by a minimum of 10% and some ('Yes', 'Cabaret' and 'Antimatter') by 30% or more in order to have something that wasn't just completely blown out.

I hope you enjoy "Freaky Flowers" and invite you to contact me via my Vimeo account and/or visit echinopsisfreak.com where you'll learn more than you ever wanted to know about these cacti and also be able to reach me via a contact form should you wish.

A day in Rio De Janeiro

Posted in Travelling...exploring our planet, Timelapse,

by Joe Simon

In my down time on work trips I like to film time lapses. For me it's a relaxing thing and it allows me to enjoy my environment since I have to sit there while the camera works for 15min - 5 hours. So recently in Rio De Janeiro I set out to film at some of the popular locations with amazing views. As you watch the video see if you can follow the links as I take you on a tour of the city. See more of our work - http//www.the-delivery-men.com Shot on Canon 5DMKIII Song licensed at The Music Bed // bit.ly/n94IGC - Lowercase Noises "An ocean Tumbled"

Within Two Worlds

Posted in contemplative, Travelling...exploring our planet, Timelapse,

Connecting heaven and earth


Yosemite HD II

Posted in Travelling...exploring our planet, Timelapse,

200 KM, 10 Monate...davon 45 Tage komprimiert in diesem Video

Über 200 km backpacking im Yosemite National Park über 10 Monate von denen insg. 45 Tage für dieses Video über 5 min. komprimiert wurden.

Die ganze Story kann man hier in Erfahrung bringen: http://www.projectyose.com/

Open Your Rise

Posted in Travelling...exploring our planet, Timelapse,

Stunning collection of Australian time lapse sequences

By Anthony Young www.anthonyyoung.com.au


The water

Posted in Travelling...exploring our planet, Timelapse,

filmed in Norway

By the creator (visit on https://facebook.com/TSOphotography):

This was filmed during August 2011. This is my interpretation of the fjord landscape in western Norway. Having spent countless days here, I really enjoy even the smallest parts of this landscape. Like hidden streams or dwarfish waterfalls outside of the beaten track that offer a great deal of solitude.

This movie was editing "on the road" and uploaded over 3G network from southeast asia. I have decided to spend the next two years creating a 60min blu-ray/dvd. As a landscape photographer, I have visited some really amazing places over the years, and now I will be revisiting many of them for this movie. It is a full-on project, and as a result I have now sold my apartment, print-studio, car and other belongings.

I thought Beethoven´s Moonlight Sonata would be appropriate, and asked my friend Marika Takeuchi if she could record it in a studio. She made a fantastic version which I love very much. Thank you!


Adventure is calling

Posted in Travelling...exploring our planet, Timelapse,

Faszinierende Timescape-Aufnahmen eines coolen Trips


Beauty takes you home...

Posted in Travelling...exploring our planet, Timelapse,

...where you belong.

feat. by Einaudi - Nuvole Bianche

Die Alpen bei Nacht

Posted in contemplative, Zurücklehen & Nachdenken, Timelapse,

Die Faszination der Alpen

From the creator:

Here are the night timelapse shots I took mostly from cottages of the Swiss Alpine Club. Locations are: Diavolezza, Glecksteinhütte (Grindelwald), Carschina, Arosa, Glärnisch, Vrenelis Gärtli

Music by Chris Smith, chrissmith.tv/

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The Mountain (-HD-)

Posted in VideoClips, Travelling...exploring our planet, Timelapse,


Words of the creator "" of this amazing clip:

This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide.
Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) 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 (bit.ly/g3tsDW) 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.

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Music by my friend: Ludovico Einaudi - "Nuvole bianche" with permission.
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Crazy Traffic in Vietnam (-HD-)

Posted in VideoClips, Damn cooL!, Timelapse,

The crazy selfregulation of Ho Chi Min City traffic =)


Der Mentos-SloMo Klassiker (-HD-)

Posted in VideoClips, Timelapse,

in HD


Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex (-HD-)

Posted in VideoClips, Damn cooL!, Timelapse,

damn cool timelapse


SloMo-Punches! (-HD-)

Posted in VideoClips, Damn cooL!, Timelapse,

get it hard in slow motion =D


The Making of "Hero" (-HD-)

Posted in VideoClips, Zurücklehen & Nachdenken, Timelapse,

Miguel Endara kreierte eine Zeichnung von seinem Vater mit 3,2 Millionen Tintenpunkten

The making of "Hero," a drawing of my dad composed entirely out of 3.2 million ink dots.
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