I'm going to start a "photo therapy" series to temporarily take you, or me, away from whatever it is I'm doing. This first post is a shot I took from Cathedral Rock in Sedona, AZ back in December of 2012.
This is definitely one of the best time-lapse videos I've ever seen. Joel Schat does an amazing job at capturing the beauty of nature that is so often overlooked by today's fast paced living. None of the shots he took are quick and easy, they all take time and that time forces one to sit back and relax while enjoying something that's all around us, yet seldom appreciated. It's seeing videos and photography like this that continue to inspire me to get out and see as much of the world as possible. Amazing job Joel and Roadtrippers.com!
The image titled "Bliss" is one of the most viewed images in the world since it was chosen to be the default wallpaper when Microsoft launched Windows XP. This is the cool story behind the photo and Charles O'Rear, the photographer who captured the image.
I first heard of Opus Orange when I stumbled upon a documentary about the John Muir Trail titled "Mile . . . Mile and a Half" which is really worth checking out, especially if you're into hiking and nature. The documentary is beautifully shot using Nikon D800s (I think) and GoPros. The primarily instrumental soundtrack compliments the scenery perfectly, partially because Paul Bessenbacher was along fort the journey and experienced it firsthand, which I'm sure really helped contribute to the composing process. You can check out 2 of the tracks on their site, listen to the full album on Spotify, or purchase it on iTunes or Amazon.
Here's a random video thrown together by my friend Jozias compiled of video footage shot with our Nikon D7000s during a camping trip last year.