Discovery News - Jan. 25, 2012 — The iconic moment for me in this film of Yosemite National Park is that of a rock climber preparing to settle in for a long beautiful night under the stars in a crook of a cliff, a headlamp the only illumination indicating human presence. Like ants crawling about on the rock faces, people are put in perspective to the grand beauty of the landscape in this film.
This video is a collaboration between Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty, who met through the video website Vimeo. All timelapses were shot on the Canon 5D Mark II with a variety of Canon L and Zeiss CP.2 Lenses.
“For this project we planned to shoot on top of Half Dome at night because very few people would ever go up there at that time, let alone bring a 6 foot aluminum rail and their camera gear to do time-lapses. We wanted to create something that had never been done before. Something special that would put Yosemite in the spotlight,” Delehanty and Neill told io9.