Time lapse: the VLA dances in TimeScapes 4k

Time lapse: the VLA dances in TimeScapes 4k

Time lapse: the VLA dances in TimeScapes 4k

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Dec. 6 2011 1:46 PM

Time lapse: the VLA dances in TimeScapes 4k

Tom Lowe is a photographer who makes amazing time lapse videos (like "Rapture"). He just released a new one, an incredibly beautiful one called TimeScapes 4k, which you can watch below. Make sure it's set to HD and make it full screen:

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[You can also watch it on YouTube.]

Holy wow! I know you must think I love the night skies he shows in graceful and lovely sequences, but to be honest, one of my favorite parts was right at the beginning, with the water flowing over the cliff. And of course the waterfall and moonbow were lovely... and timely, since I wrote about this exact same sort of scene just a few days ago!

Still and all, yes, I have to admit the whole video is stolen by the sequences of the Very Large Array in New Mexico as the dishes move from one cosmic target to the next (seemingly in time with the music, which is pretty cool). Tom wanted to get access to the array, and asked me for help. I steered him to my pal Nicole Gugliucci (pronounced "Grrrflappenklarven"), a radio astronomer, who was able to get him set up with the folks at VLA. So I'm pleased to have been involved with this video, even if in an indirect and small way.

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And this, by the way, is only a small portion of an entire film he is making. You can find out more about that and how to pre-order it on his Vimeo page.

And you should follow Tom on Google+! He posts really nice photos there.



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