Spectacular Time Lapse: Finding Oregon

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Be prepared to fall in love with Oregon’s natural beauty after watching this amazing time lapse video from Uncage the Soul:

Be prepared to fall in love with Oregon’s natural beauty after watching this amazing time lapse video from Uncage the Soul:

Finding Oregon is the result of six months of timelapse photography across Oregon, including one epic 1600 mile road trip. The Uncage the Soul crew filmed a number of iconic Oregon features, including Mt Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, Mt Jefferson, Eagle Cap Wilderness, the Southwestern Coast, the Alvord Desert, Leslie Gulch, Blue Mountains, Crater Lake, and the Deschutes River.

“The greatest challenge with this project was being in the right place at the right time. Night timelapse sequences particularly have an unexpected number of requirements to get the bright, stunning payoff. First, the moon should be around the New Moon phase (no moon) so as not to compete with outshining the stars, so that means we get about 5 days a month window. Next, weather must be cooperative with a dependable expectancy of cloudless skies. Here in Oregon, only the Summer months have good chance of clear skies, so only 1/4 of the year offers good chance of clear skies. So that means, we have three months in the year, with a 5 day window each month to plan with fingers crossed for epic star shooting conditions. That’s only 15 days in a year. Then, you hope that something doesn’t come up in regular life to pull you away to other obligations on those few days. It is a maddening challenge getting all the factors to line up to be in the right place at the right time.”

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