Tempest Vermilion

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Feb 25, 2015
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Gavin Heffernan is a photographer who travels to difficult-to-reach locations and shoots simply tremendous time-lapse videos of the landscape and night sky he sees there.

He just sent me a note that he’s created another video, and, well, holy wow. It’s another stunner: “Tempest Vermilion,” shot at the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona.

You know the drill: Make it full screen, set it to high-def, crank up the volume, and let your eyes and brain soak it up.

Photographic stills from the shoot are on Flickr.

This is the second part of a trilogy of videos Heffernan has created for BBC 2; the first, called “Wavelight,” is online as well. He and his collaborator, Harun Mehmedinovic, are also making a video about the effects of light pollution. Called “Skyglow,” it’ll be on Kickstarter in early April. Stay tuned for that.

In the meantime, take a look at these other amazing videos by Heffernan:

Time-Lapse: Kings Canyon
Time-Lapse: YIKÁÍSDÁHÁ
Death Valley DreamLapse
Predators and Prey, Dragons and Dark Skies