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Four Minutes of Yosemite Magnificence and Grandeur [VIDEO]

If you can’t experience the stunning natural beauty of Yosemite National Park right now, this video should keep you going until you can.

This is the first of two incredible Project Yosemite time-lapse videos by artists Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill. It’s a high definition, time-lapse video set in the heart of Yosemite National Park, and it is something to behold.

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The filmmakers spoke of setting up to shoot through the night on Half Dome’s summit:

“Being on Half Dome that night felt like being on another planet, a smooth granite surface under our feet and endless space spinning overhead. The morning’s sunrise felt like the first proper sunrise we’d ever witnessed.”

I am hard-pressed to recall seeing a brief film that so powerfully captures the majesty, both subtle and grand, of nature. See if you agree.


The second film, Yosemite HD II, may be viewed here. Yosemite HD II and this first film, Yosemite HD, serve as bookends to one another. Together they create a visual experience that is intensely beautiful and dynamic.

Bet you won’t watch either of these videos just once.

Project Yosemite also has a Facebook page, where you can view news and stills from the shoots.

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Four Minutes of Yosemite Magnificence and Grandeur [VIDEO]