New River Gorge, located in gorgeous rural West Virginia, is the site of the oldest river system in the world.
At the heart of the New River Gorge is world's third longest single span arch bridge, as well as the third tallest bridge on the United States at 876 feet above river level. Every year, around mid-October, this moody stretch of the river becomes the site of one of the most impressive displays of Fall foliage colors, and that transition of seasons has become one of the biggest tourist draws on the East coast.
This video was filmed as part of SKYGLOW (skyglowproject.com), an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible dark sky areas in North America. This project is being produced in collaboration with International Dark-Sky Association (darksky.org), a non-profit fighting for the preservation of night skies around the globe.
Originally premiered on BBC Earth: bbc.com/earth/story/20151112-see-an-entire-valley-change-colour-in-this-gorgeous-timelapse-video
The film was shot and edited by Harun Mehmedinović on Canon 5DIII & 6D Cameras aided by Alpine Labs' Michron, powered by Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini. The startrails were created using the rotation of Earth's axis and STARSTAX. LRTimelapse was used to process some of the shots.
High resolution stills can be found here: dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24210546/JPEG/SKYGLOW-MELANCHOLYGORGE-STILLS.zip
This film is part 1 of the Blue Ridge Mountains trilogy
Part 1: MELANCHOLY GORGE - A visit to West Virginia's New River Gorge as colors transition from summer to fall. vimeo.com/149737360
Part 2: SHENANDOAH REVERIE - As heavy light pollution is blocked by the clouds, Milky Way makes its appearance in Shenandoah National Park. vimeo.com/151366428
Part 3: ELKMONT SYMPHONY - A journey to world's largest synchronized firefly gathering at Smoky Mountains National Park
Producer/Editor/Shooter: Harun Mehmedinovic
Music: Paul Mottram
Gavin Heffernan & Richael Young
Semezdin & Sanja Mehmedinovic
Matt Walker & Pierangelo Pirak
Kevin Noble & Paul C. Buff Inc.
Greg Horvath & Alpine Labs
International Dark-Sky Association
Northern Arizona University
State Of West Virginia
New River Gorge, WV
Babcock State Park, WV
Germany Valley, WV
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