A Breathtaking Time-Lapse Portrait of the Sky Over Yosemite

Photographer Shawn Reeder spent two years documenting the natural beauty of the national park.

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/.

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

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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