My life has never been smooth or easy, and the last couple of years have been especially rough. During this time I often wished I would have somebody to lean against, to be with, to hold me in their arms for comfort. For all those people who are suffering and are feeling alone, I created this video and wrote this text. I'm not an expert poet, but I tried to let my heart speak, as plainly (and a bit poetically) as possible. I hope it will bring at least a bit of solace to those who need it.
I can see you, struggling, suffering
Asking yourself, why me?
I wish I could tell you, everything will be alright
Knowing how shadows, is all you can see
I wish to hold you in my arms, together as one
Tell you, that you are loved, no matter what
Asking you not to close your heart, however tempting
I would give you all my love, holding you in a warm embrace
I would let you weep, knowing how painful life can be
I would share my being, my light, that burns within me, as it burns within you
It might be small, tiny even, but it never dies
I would ask you to accept my gift, to let me lighten your burden
You won't have to say anything, tired as you are
But in my arms, you suffer no more, if only for just a moment
There would be only love and understanding
For you are not alone in your suffering
For as I am suffering like you
And being in your arms is truly all I could wish for.
Ludovico Einaudi - Nuvole Bianche
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This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide.
Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.
The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.
A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April (http://bit.ly/g3tsDW) and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.
Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.
With spring arriving, I finally felt like I could put my new camera to use. This is filmed at the lower most part of the National Park "Utrechtse Heuvelrug", called the "Grebbeberg" (The Netherlands). I often visit this forest because of it's special atmosphere and relative high diversity for such a small area. It simply is a beautiful place to be.
Since I misplaced a vital part of my tripod, rendering it unusable, the footage may not be as stable as I would like, but I tried my utter best. This is my first attempt at such a video, and since I had no real plan beforehand on how to edit everything together, or even what kind of video to make, it may be a bit incoherent. A well, I'm still learning.
Camera: Canon EOS 60D + Sigma 17-70 Macro OS HSM Lens