A Breathtaking Time-Lapse Portrait of the Sky Over Yosemite

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Photographer Shawn Reeder spent two years documenting the natural beauty of the national park for this four-minute escape. This is definitely one to watch full screen in HD! 

He describes the epic project on his Vimeo page:

Yosemite National Park, the High Sierra, and the Eastern Sierra are some of the most beautiful places on earth. Ever since I serendipitously won a trip to Yosemite when I was 18, the beautiful Range of Light has captured my heart and become my home. Nothing brings me more joy than to share this life changing beauty with others.

Ever since I became fascinated with timelapse photography almost two years ago, after seeing the work of Tom Lowe, I’ve wanted to do a piece on Yosemite and the Sierra. Now after almost two years of shooting, I'm thrilled to share. I hope you enjoy my vision of my home, the majestic Yosemite and Sierra. 

If you're interested in giving time-lapse nature photography a whirl, Reeder now offers private photography lessons in Yosemite.

For more work by Shawn Reeder, visit http://shawnreeder.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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