Featured Image © Chris Pritchard / Chrispzero, Inc.

The second I saw this incredible timelapse video by Chris Pritchard, I knew I had to share it as part of my Focused On series. I’m sure few of you are strangers to timelapse videos. New crops of them seem to pop up daily but this one truly stands on its own. The qualities of movement and life that Chris is able to capture using timelapse techniques gives something as simple as a sky full of clouds an entirely different meaning. I’m intentionally embedding his Vimeo feed because you absolutely have to watch this in 4k, especially if you have a display supporting that resolution. The visuals are boggling. And to give you a bit of context, here is some information about creating this film, which took over 5.5 years(!), as shared by Chris:

Whether in the city or a rural area, surrounded by nature or man-made things, there is but one constant – the sky. Regardless of our lifestyle or surroundings, the sky is always there above us to put on a show. “Skylight” is a collection of dramatic sky shows, captured from a wide variety of locations.

Shooting timelapse has taught me to sit back and take in the world around me. After six years and thousands of shots captured, I’ve seen some special and memorable events in our skies. No matter how dramatic the location, the sky holds the power to make a good view great, and to mesmerize us with the wonders of the world – within our atmosphere and beyond.

This collection of unique moments was captured from mountaintops to rooftops to coastline, at locations including: 
Los Angeles • Chicago • NYC • Tokyo • Singapore • Sydney • New Zealand • Big Sur • Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest • CARMA • Eastern Sierra • Death Valley • Yosemite • Vermillion Cliffs • Mojave Desert


To learn even more about this wonderful video, please visit Chris’ webpage.