The Stunning Wonder of Creation

The three short films posted here (below) are simply stunning. Using the phenomenon of time lapse photography, they reveal the full breathtaking drama of the heavens. Personally, a visual encounter of sorts.

Two scripture passages immediately come to my mind. The first is Psalm 19:1, which says, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”

The second passage reveals the reasons for God’s wrath against humanity in sin. He has revealed enough of Himself in creation so that, concerning His Divine power and nature, humanity is entirely without excuse. God does not believe in atheists.

Romans 1:18-23 declares, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.”

I will allow Terje Sorgjerd (of TSO Photography), the maker of these films, to introduce these very dramatic short videos. – JS

This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide. Spain´s highest mountain at 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.

The Mountain from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

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Niagara Falls

I have been blessed to see Niagara Falls on two separate occasions, but never from these angles. Stunning video photography!

The Wonder of Yosemite (timelapse photography)

This video is a collaboration between Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty. All timelapses were shot on the Canon 5D Mark II with a variety of Canon L and Zeiss CP.2 Lenses.

Yosemite HD from Project Yosemite on Vimeo.

A Dazzling Display

An unusual red color was reported in Northern Lights that swept across the United States, which some observers called the best in years – seen here.