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Friday, October 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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15 months of forest growth shown in 3 minutes

Prepare to be wow'd. Samuel Orr took some amazing photos out of the window of his house for 15 months and then put around 40,000 photographs into this time-lapse video.

From Petapixel: "The camera was set to snap a photo between once every 10 seconds and once every 10 minutes at certain key times of the year (snowfall, spring, fall colors). For most of the time the camera was switched off. After shooting 40,000 photographs, he turned each group of key moments into 5-8 second time-lapse films. He then blended these short films into the finished video above at 30 frames per second. Finally, he added background sounds characteristic of each period to give the viewing experience an added dimension."

 

The project is called "A Forest Year."

Orr explains thusly:

"I tried to put in wildlife songs and calls appropriate to the season. For instance, the honking during what is late winter are Sandhill Cranes, which used a migratory flyway that passed directly overhead. Many of the calls were recorded on sight, others were from elsewhere in Indiana. Animals heard include migratory songbirds, spring peepers, tree frogs, cicadas (periodical and annual), turkeys, coyotes, elk, and wolves. While there are no wild wolves or elk native to Indiana anymore, but for hunting long ago they would still roam the surrounding hills."




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