Monday, May 16, 2011

Clouds and Sky

As you may know, teachers get terribly busy at the end of the school year. I don't have time to visit your blogs or to develop my thoughts into posts. I expect to be on hiatus till past mid June.

On occasion, though I find something to put up here that may lift your spirits or just inspire some awe. So, here: The last post featured a slo-mo video of tiny droplets colliding. This video, the one below, takes us in the opposite direction: vast spaces as can only be seen with a time-lapse camera. We get to see long periods time compressed into a few minutes.

The beauty on this end of the time spectrum is just as stunning. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

El Cielo de Canarias / Canary sky - Tenerife from Daniel López on Vimeo.

Time Lapse Clouds and Sky Over the Canary Islands 
Credit & CopyrightDaniel LópezIACMusic: Matti Paalanen, Angel's Tear (Aeon 2)

If you could sit back and watch clouds and the sky move all night and day, what might you see? One answer from the island of Tenerife, captured over the course of the year, includes sequences that are not only breathtaking but instructive. Visible in the above time-lapse movie include clouds that seem to flow like water, a setting sun that shows numerous green flashes, the Milky Way Galaxy rising behind towering plants, a colorful double fogbowlenticular clouds that appear stationary near their mountain peaks, and colorful moon coronas. The above video was shot solely from the Teide National Park on Tenerife in the Canary Islands ofSpain, off the north west coast of Africa.


Reya Mellicker said...

May the force be with you! See you on the flip side.

Jo said...

Magnificent. I could watch those roiling clouds forever.

Thanks, Dan.

The Solitary Walker said...

Those slo-mo and time-lapse videos - simply amazing. (I love those slo-mo shots you get on wildlife programmes of things like ospreys catching fish.)

Teresa Evangeline said...

Our world is a beautiful place, isn't it? The rolling clouds, the stars moving above us, the ever-shifting earthscape is just glorious. Thank you so much for posting this. I just got around to watching it, but believe everything in its "time" and place. Today was perfect.

Dan Gurney said...

Thanks, Reya. It'll be about 2 more weeks or so.

Dan Gurney said...

Thanks, Jo. A nice break, huh?

Dan Gurney said...

SW & TE yep. Good stuff. Glad you enjoyed it too.