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Gorgeous Landscape Time-lapse Created Over 1 Year and with 17,000 Photos


Director and photographer Jess Dunlap spent all of 2012 creating the 4-minute time-lapse video above, titled Monolation. It comprises over 17,000 gorgeous landscape photographs, and features beautiful camera movements that make it feel as though you’re looking around and watching the world pass in fast motion.

In terms of gear, Dunlap used a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 for the vast majority of shots, with the rest being captured through a Sigma 10-20mm.

Locations seen in the video include Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Convict Lake, June Lake, Mono Lake, Simi Valley, and Owens Valley.

Here are some behind-the-scenes photographs showing the rig Dunlap used:




You can find more of Dunlap’s work over on her website.

P.S. In case you’re wondering, the background track is The Haunted Ocean by artist Max Richter.

Image credits: Video and photographs by Jess Dunlap