Downtown Denver Sunset Timelapse by Dennis Bernhard


I got to spend the 4th of July in one of my favorite places on earth, Denver, Colorado. Even though the sunset gods didn't favor me this day, I was still able to find an amazing spot to view downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains behind it. The fireworks were much more impressive in person, but I think they still look cool in the timelapse.

- Dennis

Marys Peak Timelapse by Dennis Bernhard

I was lucky enough to get a work trip to Corvallis, Oregon recently and was able to sneak away for a few hours to check out Marys Peak. 

I was a little disappointed when I got to the top and it was completely boxed in by clouds. But I was still able to find two cool views a little further down the mountain. 

And the drive up and down the mountain in my rented CTX was amazing. 

- Dennis

San Francisco Time-lapse by Dennis Bernhard

I visited San Francisco for the first time in early March. I've spent years looking at all of the iconic photos fog, bridges, and steep streets. It was very cool to get to run around the city and actually see them in person. 

While the weather didn't fully cooperate (I never got to actually see the Golden Gate Bridge), The temp was perfect and what I did get to see was spectacular. 

Have you ever been to San Francisco? What's your favorite part?

- Dennis 

Nashville's Parthenon Time-lapse by Dennis Bernhard

We got the first of what most people consider to be nice weather, last week in Nashville. Even though it was cloudy, the temperature was in the 70s and that usually bring people out in throngs. I think that's too hot but that's a different post. 

With the "nice" weather and people out, I knew Centennial Park would be packed. I already had planned to catch a sunset over the Parthenon but thought it would add a cool extra feature to have people out and about around the building as well. 

Turns out the sunset never developed because of the cloud cover but the people milling around, the clouds moving through and the transition from day to night made for a pretty solid time-lapse. 

- Dennis

 

 

Slow Motion Water Ballet by Dennis Bernhard

We had a cold, rainy, pretty much miserable weekend in Nashville. I had planned to go out and shoot a sunset this weekend, but with the weather, that was impossible. Instead I played inside with water and slow motion.

I've always found the way that Crystal Light dissolves in water to very visually appealing. I wanted to see what it would look like in slow motion and in a larger body of water. The result is pretty cool. Mesmerizing at times. Combined with the music it is a slow motion water ballet. 

- Dennis

World's Fastest Cruise Ship Vlog by Dennis Bernhard

This was a beautiful (but still hot) December afternoon in Ft. Lauderdale. Despite the very loud bell it was a lot of fun capturing the Harmony of the Seas leaving port. 

- Dennis

World's Fastest Cruise Ship by Dennis Bernhard

Large ships, especially cruise ships have always boggled my mind. I just don't understand how something so large can float, be so nimble and be so fast. And yes, I understand the science of it, but it still makes no sense to me. 

The view from the bridge at Port Everglades gives you the perfect vantage point to watch these giants ships leave port in a coordinated ballet. 

- Dennis

Winter Wonderland by Dennis Bernhard

 Frozen Cummins Falls

Frozen Cummins Falls

At the end of a beautiful but cold and wet hike, you get this amazing reward. A winter wonderland of ice and snow. Of flowing water over ledges and levels. Of swirling pools and rocks. 

 Cummins Falls vertical 1

Cummins Falls vertical 1

This photo zooms in on the upper portion of the falls. I like how the vertical orientation aligns with the flow of the water and allows you to get a better look at how the water freezes and clings to the rocks. 

 Cummins Falls vertical 2

Cummins Falls vertical 2

This photo is a zoom of the left side of the falls. I wanted to highlight this area because it gets less water fall and that allows the ice to accumulate more and have a different feel. 

These are my three favorite photos of the day. Let me know what you think. 

- Dennis

 

MY PANTS FROZE!!!!! by Dennis Bernhard

We had a couple week long cold snap in Nashville which led to the waterfalls in the area freezing over. Cummins Falls is my favorite waterfall so when I heard it was frozen I had to go check it out. 

The hike in wasn't too bad, besides my pants freezing. All of the ice gave the fall and the surrounding area a winter wonderland feel. 

- Dennis