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

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

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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