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Stunning Time-lapse of the American West

By Anthony Thurston on December 7th 2013


We don’t feature time-lapse videos super often because as beautiful as many of them are, once you have seen a couple they all start to look the same. We have to see something really special, something that stands out above the crowd in order to post and today we have one of those for you.

Andrew Walker, of 599 Productions, has released a new time-lapse video called “Journey Part One”. The video is simply stunning and truly captures some of the amazing beauty that you can find here in the west. Check it out:

According to the description the video was captured over the last year and half in locations ranging from Montana to Arizona. The temperatures ranged from 100 degrees to -9, and elevation from 12,000 feet to 225 feet below sea level.

Walker truly went through it all to get this created, and I for one can not wait to see part two! But this is what I always hate about time-lapse videos, they are super inspiring and always get me in the mood to go out and shoot some… but then I remember the work that it takes and it never happens. Its a vicious cycle that I gladly go through for videos like this one…

What are your thoughts on this time-lapse? Which was your favorite “scene”? Let us know in a comment below.

[via Petapixel]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Peter Silowan

    What else can be said except what amazing photography.

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  2. Ed King

    Amazing ! Living by the coast all these years and only making it west once I don’t know what I am waiting for. I find it amazing there so many great places around the country .. so little time so little money :)

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  3. Gavin Hardcastle

    Epic! I’m just getting into Time Lapse photography and I always find these inspiring. So much to learn.

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  4. Aaron

    This is definitely one of the better timelapse videos I’ve seen, for sure.

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  6. Chris

    The music makes this 10x more epic!!

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  7. Mackenzie

    Wow! Those are amazing! Makes me want to take a road trip!

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    • Anthony Thurston

      I know, Right?! I always get so inspired by these sorts of videos but never have the time to actually do one.

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