"The Milky Way drifts across the sky. Aurora tumble and roll.
Clouds flow like rivers or undulate like smoke."
This video is photographer Oregon-based John Eklund’s time-lapse depiction of the Pacific Northwest. John has this to say about his work, "I choose to shoot locations that appeal to the way I would like to interpret the story of time." "Here is the Pacific Northwest, there are endless opportunities to depict the magnificence of the world around us. I have discovered that when time is the storyteller, a special kind of truth emerges."
The video Purely Pacific Northwest is composed of 260,000 shots John took of Mt. Shuksan, Crater Lake, Mt. Bachelor, Mount St. Helens, Oregon's Badlands, Painted Hills, Cape Kiwanda, Mt. Hood, Lost Lake and Cannon Beach between July 2011 and August 2012.
I am in awe of this video. There is something about nature, our planet, the stars, the cosmos above, that leave me with a sense of wonder and wow, but also a greater sense of peace. It reminds me that we are all a part of something so much bigger and greater than ourselves. It also gives me a comforting reminder of the way we are all connected on this planet.
Connecting with the beauty of nature has always been a grounding touchstone for me. Is the same true for you?
Consider getting out, taking your camera and going for a walk in your neighborhood or a nearby park or if you have more time on your hands, take a little drive and go exploring to find some fall color. Perhaps your adventure might even call for a hike in the mountains.
Come back and share photos after your outing.
Do they tell a story?
How did you feel during the outing?
Here is a photo slideshow from the world of nature my family and I have been enjoying the last few days in beautiful Northern California.