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Timescapes 4k: a time lapse of super hi-res beauty

By Phil Plait

Listen, I don't usually hawk stuff on this blog. When I do urge you to give up your hard-earned lucre, I only link to stuff that I really like, and from people I really support.

Having said that: go buy this video.

Tom Lowe is an amazing photographer, and his time lapse videos are simply astonishing (see Related Posts at the bottom of this post). I could throw lots of words around, but why waste your time? Just watch the trailer for his new video, Timescapes 4k:

[Make that full screen and turn your speakers up.]

Stunning. Jaw-dropping. Mind-blowing. Drop-dead gorgeous. Seriously, wow.

The whole thing was shot in very hi-def (4096 x 2304 pixels) on a Red camera -- I've seen this camera at work, and the video from it is breath-taking. Tom uses this to its full potential, creating a time lapse movie that, seriously, has set a new standard of beauty and awe for the genre.

It's not just land and skyscapes, either. His shots of people are enthralling. I love the dancing native American -- the sparks from the fire make that scene -- and for some reason the rodeo dude is strangely compelling shot in slow motion. The people dancing at an outdoor concert are surreal, too.

You can order the video from Tom's website, and it's available on iTunes, too.

Related Posts:

- Time lapse: the VLA dances in TimeScapes 4k
- Awesome timelapse video: Rapture
- Gorgeous nightscape timelapse

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