A Gorgeous Time-Lapse of Oregon's Most Spectacular Landscapes

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The team behind Finding Oregon spent six months traveling across Oregon, including Mt. Hood, Crater Lake, and the Columbia River Gorge, to shoot over 6,000 images for this video. Their long exposures of the night sky are particularly dramatic; stars appear to melt as the Earth spins. 

On their Vimeo page, Ben Canales, John Waller, Steve Engman, and Blake Johnson of Uncage the Soul Productions describe the odds against capturing these night skies, which require good weather during the summer months and a new moon:

So that means, we have three months in the year, with a five 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. But, when it does happen -- it is such a satisfying feeling!

For more work from Uncage the Soul Productions, visit http://www.uncagethesoul.com/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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