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    An architectural sculpture as a reinterpretation of the classical XMAS Tree, an artificial and ecological Tree augmented with lights, sound and visuals .

    The tree trunk is also a belvedere to see the city from above.

    The project was located on the Grand Place of Brussels,
    and ran during december 2012 every day at night.

    More info on http://www.1024architecture.net
    or on our blog: http://www.1024d.wordpress.com

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  2. Update II: Check out my latest time lapse project: vimeo.com/simonchristen/timelapsecollection

    Update: Thank you so much to all of you. I am humbled and a little bit overwhelmed with all your comments. I am trying to answer all the questions (please keep 'em coming) but would like to thank each of you for taking the time to write a comment. I am reading them all. THANK YOU.
    Almost 3/4 of a million views and 10k likes in one week, I am floored. It truly makes me happy that my little film is able to connect with you and hopefully evokes the same feeling of happiness that I felt while shooting it.

    Thank you also so much to everybody that has left me tip. You are too kind!

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    It has been almost 3 years since I released "The Unseen Sea" and I'm excited and proud to share with you my latest project "Adrift".

    "Adrift" is a love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area. I chased it for over two years to capture the magical interaction between the soft mist, the ridges of the California coast and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. This is where “Adrift” was born.

    The weather conditions have to be just right for the fog to glide over the hills and under the bridge. I developed a system for trying to guess when to make the drive out to shoot, which involved checking the weather forecast, satellite images and webcams multiple times a day. For about 2 years, if the weather looked promising, I would set my alarm to 5am, recheck the webcams, and then set off on the 45-minute drive to the Marin Headlands.

    I spent many mornings hiking in the dark to only find that the fog was too high, too low, or already gone by the time I got there. Luckily, once in a while the conditions would be perfect and I was able to capture something really special. Adrift is a collection of my favorite shots from these excursions into the ridges of the Marin Headlands.

    I hope with my short film I am able to convey the feeling of happiness I felt while I experienced those stunning scenes.

    I am so grateful to Jimmy LaValle, from the band “The Album Leaf”, for composing a custom score for Adrift. Jimmy's music is fantastically beautiful and captures the mood perfectly. Please check out his website. Thanks again Jimmy for your hard work.

    I hope you enjoy the film and thank you for watching.

    If you like this short film, please consider using the Tip Jar below, proceeds will go towards the next project...

    Licensing: Adrift is copyrighted. All of my work is available for licensing under a rights-managed agreement. If you are interested in using any of my images and/or time lapse footage, please visit my website or contact me directly. Most of my clips are available up to 4K resolution! All of them support 2.8K and standard HD resolutions of 1080p/720p. Some of my favorite scenes in the film are also available as high resolution prints.

    Visit my website at simonchristen.com
    or follow me on facebook: facebook.com/SimonChristenPhotography
    or 500px: 500px.com/SimonChristen

    You can follow Jimmy LaValle's work here and get a free copy of the song: on.fb.me/1b6c6gy

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  3. I have photographed each of the 59 US National Parks, often with an ancient-looking large-format camera. The volcanoes of Hawaii are such a dynamic landscape that to tell their story, I felt inspired to interpret them through motion using time-lapse and DSLR video. Although I've been shooting clips for years, this is my first completed video.

    Here are highlights of this unique sea-to-summit project, filmed in 2011/2013, mostly in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park:

    1. One of the most mesmerizing spectacles of nature I've witnessed is lava flowing to the ocean as clouds of steam rise from the meeting of fire and water. I stood mere feet away from the 2000F lava. After everybody had left, I stayed to record the pulse of the flow over an entire night.

    2. Since 2008, the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater at Kilauea Summit contains an active lava lake which at night illuminates a large gas plume. I captured the Milky Way appearing in a weather break above by setting up my camera in driving rain.

    3. Besides filming Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, from Mauna Kea and Haleakala (I've included a shot of the "world's most beautiful sunrise"), I backpacked for a solitary dozen miles on steep and sharp lava rocks to its 13,700 feet summit. In the morning, my water bottle was frozen solid after I had camped to capture what is likely the first night-time and sunrise time-lapses from the top of the summit cliffs overlooking the immense Mokuaweoweo caldera. They bookend the video.

    Notes and stills: http://www.terragalleria.com/blog/2013/06/11/hawaii-volcanoes-video-notes-and-stills

    More detailed guides/trip reports/behind the scenes:
    ocean http://www.terragalleria.com/blog/2013/04/25/photographing-the-lava-ocean-entry-in-hawaii
    summit http://www.terragalleria.com/blog/2013/05/17/hiking-mauna-loa-summit-via-observatory-trail

    Website (with 30,000+ photographs): http://www.terragalleria.com
    Hawaii Volcanoes picture gallery: http://www.terragalleria.com/parks/np.hawaii-volcanoes.html

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/terragalleria
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/terragalleria
    Google+: http://plus.google.com/u/0/115204805503581947511/

    I am a widely published, full-time photographer, accepting assignments worldwide. Most of the film footage is available in 4K. Contact: QTL@terragalleria.com.

    Equipment: Canon 5D mk2 & 5D mk3 cameras, Canon 24/1.4, 24-105, 100-400, Nikkor 12-24.
    Post-production: Lightroom 4, Adobe CS5 (Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro), LRTimelapse 2, GBDeflicker.

    I am grateful to zero-project http://www.zero-project.gr for the CC-licensed (edited) track "Ride of the Dark Knight", and Steven Bumgardner vimeo.com/user2380620 for guidance and advice.

    Thank you for watching. I always appreciate comments and feedback (critiques welcome).

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  5. A meditation on the beautiful, cathartic, and transcendent power of the final shot.

    Inspired by The Final Image: finalimageblog.com/

    MUSIC:
    "Gathering Storm" by Godpseed You Black Emperor (Buy CD from Amazon: http://bit.ly/11o3cCy)

    PART I: Awakening/Creation

    00:02 - Tree of Life
    00:13 - Vanilla Sky
    00:16 - Immortals
    00:18 - 12 Monkeys
    00:21 - McCabe & Mrs. Miller
    00:24 - Julia's Eyes
    00:33 - Solaris
    00:39 - 2010: The Year We Make Contact
    00:42 - THX-1138

    PART II: The Natural World

    00:47 - Badlands
    00:51 - Up In The Air
    00:56 - Samsara
    01:00 - The Sea Inside

    PART III: Youth

    01:07 - The World According To Garp
    01:11 - Billy Elliott
    01:15 - This Is England
    01:17 - La Dolce Vita
    01:19 - Au Revoir Les Enfants
    01:23 - Dead Poets Society
    01:26 - A Serious Man
    01:30 - L.I.E
    01:34 - Gasman
    01:38 - The Sweet Hereafter

    PART IV: Love

    01:44 - Bram Stoker's Dracula
    01:50 - Moonstruck
    01:56 - Beginners
    02:03 - Rushmore
    02:08 - Garden State
    02:14 - Rocky
    02:20 - Oldboy
    02:25 - Departures
    02:30 - Amelie
    02:33 - Tron Legacy

    PART V: The Journey

    02:38 - The Graduate
    02:43 - Good Will Hunting
    02:47 - Boys Don't Cry
    02:50 - Tron
    02:55 - The Quiet Earth
    02:59 - The Searchers
    03:03 - Ghost
    03:06 - Cube

    PART VI: Triumph

    03:12 - Beasts of the Southern Wild
    03:19 - Chariots of Fire
    03:23 - L'Auberge Espagnole
    03:26 - Amadeus
    03:30 - The Red Balloon
    03:36 - Frida
    03:39 - Adaptation

    PART VII: Celebration

    03:44 - My Left Foot
    03:46 - Fearless
    03:48 - City Of Angels
    03:50 - The Breakfast Club
    03:52 - Rescue Dawn
    03:56 - Rudy
    03:58 - The Hurricane

    PART VIII: Transcendence

    04:01 - The Wrestler
    04:03 - Thelma & Louise
    04:06 - The Right Stuff
    04:08 - Love (by Angels & Airwaves)
    04:12 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    04:14 - Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    04:15 - Superman
    04:17 - E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial
    04:21 - Starman
    04:24 - Naqoyqatsi
    04:26 - Akira
    04:28 - Stargate
    04:34 - 2001: A Space Odyssey
    04:44 - The Last Temptation of Christ

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