Ok – so I actually have three videos for you… I couldn’t decide on what music to use, so I simply used three different songs (I at least managed to narrow it down that far). Two of the videos have one extra “scene” to accommodate the longer song, but otherwise they are identical.
The video starts with a quick timelapse from Spruce Flats Bog in Laurel Summit State Park (I probably should have tried for more scenes from there, but maybe in a future video) and then the rest is from Wolf Rocks in Forbes State Forest. Most of the clips are from the evening of July 18th, but the one sunset (which you may have caught already) is from July 13th when I made my first attempt to photograph the comet but got clouded out… in fact, as you’ll see, I got clouded out on the 18th as well, but not until I managed to at least get some footage.
There is some stuff I would have done differently if I had noticed it (like trying to make the zoomed in clips smoother by decreasing the interval) and maybe trying a couple different compositions and whatnot. Maybe if the weather cooperates I’ll try again… but considering how much of a challenge just getting this was, I’m not making any promises. For now, enjoy… and if you want, leave a comment and let me know which music you think works the best.
Song: Summer’s Memories by Approaching Nirvana
Song: Summer of ’42 by Kishi Bashi
Song: Twilight by Electric Light Orchestra, covered by Kishi Bashi
And for the heck of it, here is one of the stills (I’ll share more of the comet stills later…