After graduating from the University of Massachusetts, I was in Amherst at the end of May to pack up and move out of my place there. I'd wanted to put together a time-lapse project during the semester, but was never able to find the time. With four days left before I had to leave, I decided to photograph as many sequences as I could, traveling to some of my favorite spots around the Pioneer Valley. It is by no means a complete look at this great area, but I think it's a nice glimpse.

"Go Do" by Jónsi (
"Swisha" by Ratatat (

Time-lapse sequences were shot on a Nikon D80 with 18-135mm and 50mm lenses and assembled in QT7; a Canon Powershot SD940 was used for the two regular videos. Edited in Final Cut Pro.

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Peace Pagoda, Leverett, MA
The Montague Bookmill, Montague, MA
Rao's Coffee, Amherst, MA
Amherst College Observatory
Mt. Toby State Forest, Sunderland, MA
Downtown Amherst and Northampton
...and many other places around the Valley.

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