1. 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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  2. Follow me on https://facebook.com/TSOphotography for more photos, videos & updates.

    This was filmed between 29th April and 10th May 2011 in the Arctic, on
    the archipelago Lofoten in Norway.

    My favorite natural phenomenon is one I do not even know the name of, even after talking to meteorologists and astrophysicists I am none the wiser.What I am talking about I have decided to call The Arctic Light and it is a natural phenomenon occurring 2-4 weeks before you can see the Midnight Sun.

    The Sunset and Sunrise are connected in one magnificent show of color and light lasting from 8 to 12 hours. The sun is barely going below the horizon before coming up again. This is the most colorful light that I know, and the main reason I have been going up there for the last 4 years, at the exact
    same time of year, to photograph. Based on previous experience, I knew this was going to be a very
    difficult trip. Having lost a couple of cameras and some other equipment up there before, it was crucial to bring an extra set of everything. I also
    made sure I had plenty of time in case something went wrong.
    If you can imagine roping down mountain cliffs, or jumping around on slippery rocks covered in seaweed with 2 tripods, a rail, a controller,
    camera, lenses, filters and rigging for 4-5 hour long sequences at a time, and then
    having to calculate the rise and fall of the tides in order to capture the essence - it all proved bit of a challenge.

    And almost as if planned, the trip would turn out to become very
    difficult indeed. I had numerous setbacks including: airline lost my
    luggage, struggling to swim ashore after falling into the Arctic sea: twice, breaking lenses, filters, tripod, computer, losing the whole dolly rig and controller into the sea, and even falling off a rather tall rock and ending
    up in the hospital. As much as I wanted to give up, the best way Out is
    always “Through”. I am glad I stuck it through though because there were some amazing sunrises waiting. At 1:06 you see a single scene from day to night to day which is from 9pm to 7am. Think about that for a minute.. 10 hours with light like that.

    I asked the very talented Marika Takeuchi to specifically compose and
    perform a song for this movie, and what she came up with is absolutely remarkable. Thank you very much Marika!

    Available in Digital Cinema 4k

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    Press/licensing/projects contact: tsophotography@gmail.com

    Music: "The Arctic Light" by Marika Takeuchi
    http://on.fb.me/kOezbO
    Buy it on iTunes
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-arctic-light/id445751308?i=445751313

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/01/arctic-light-time-lapse-video_n_869054.html

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  3. 2010 Fall colors in Yosemite National Park. Shot around Yosemite Valley, Four Mile Trail, Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome.

    Read more about this film on my blog: photography.evosia.com/2010/11/30/autumn-in-yosemite-national-park/

    Website: evosia.com
    Facebook:facebook.com/evosiastudios
    Twitter: twitter.com/evosia

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  4. I love shooting water! This is a collection of images from the past several years of the small streams and waterfalls in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. Most of this was shot with my EX1 and Letus 35mm adapter. Some of it is on the indiSlider, some on a Cobra Crane backpacker (lightweight crane I lug into the woods!) and near the end is stuff from my canoe shot with an FX1. Lightly graded in Magic Bullet Looks, edited in FCP.

    Hope you enjoy it. Music is some that I have the rights to.

    # vimeo.com/4973712 Uploaded 117K Plays 47 Comments

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