"On my journey home, I dreamt of swimming with whales. I realized that I’d had this same dream many times before. Then I knew why everything had seemed so familiar. We weren’t strangers to the sea; it had been our home, too. And deep down, we remember."
I walked past a gallery while in Paia, Maui the other week, and saw some work by the Cesere Brothers. Most of them are vivid with an fun, vibrant feel, but THIS one. Gah! This is what I dream of shooting. Someday when I can invest into pieces of art for my walls, this one's going up.
Found this gem while looking through Vimeo's staff pick videos. She says: There are some things in this world that everyone deserves to experience with their own eyes. I headed to Alaska in February with the hope of catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights with mine. That glimpse turned into an extravaganza...a party in the sky, and I was an onlooker, a face in the crowd...awestruck, mesmerized, feeling like the luckiest girl in the world. Night after night I was captivated by bright and colorful lights dancing wistfully above me; a graceful representation of the light in my soul. These were enchanted nights like I've never experienced. And while my camera captured a play-by-play of the spectacle, I could be found dog sledding through snow-covered forests, relaxing by the fire in a toasty cabin, or simply laying down in the snow and drifting into the dance.
This was the most amazing trip of my life so far...and here it is, summarized in under 3 minutes. This is my first time time lapse film, so it means a lot that you're here, reading this, stepping into a very special piece of my past. Thank you. x
That last picture has everything I want. Rain on the water, a dock, a body of water out your window. Or in this case, outside your wall of glass. Via Inthralld. Alternatively, you could go to Berlin rent it.
I wish I could have been at Crater Lake when the northern lights hit a few days ago. It's one of the most beautiful things you could ever watch, and I can never get enough. More found here.
From the man behind the magic above:
"I drove to Crater Lake National Park on the night of May 31, 2013 to photograph the Milky Way rising above the rim. I’ve waited months for the roads to open and spring storms to pass, so I could spend a solitude night with the stars. Near 11pm, I was staring upward towards a clear night sky when suddenly, without warning, an unmistakable faint glow of the aurora borealis began erupting in front of me. I quickly packed up my gear, hiked down to my truck, and sped to a north facing location. With adrenaline pumping, I raced to the edge of the caldera, set up a time-lapse sequence, and watched the northern lights dance until sunrise. The moon rose around 2am and blanketed the surrounding landscape with a faint glow, adding depth and texture to the shot. The last image in the sequence above shows the route of the International Space Station (ISS) which flew over at 2:35am."
"I fear the day when technology exceeds our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.” Now go try to find someone who isn't glued to their iphone. Pretty rare, and a really good reason to make it a point to unplug every now and then. Especially when you're around other people.