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Amsterdam Time-lapse 4K by Dennis Bernhard

This past November I got to spend three days running around Amsterdam taking in all the sights and sounds the city has to offer. The canals and architecture are impossibly scenic. It’s a bustling city full of cars, bikes, trams and smiling people. And like a scene straight out of a movie, you can stumble upon a giant chess match between two old men.

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Santa Monica California Time-lapse 4K by Dennis Bernhard

This was a fun time-lapse to shoot. I really love the way the roller coaster and ferris wheel turned out against the orange glow of the setting sun.

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Sunset to Milky Way Time-lapse by Dennis Bernhard

I wanted to do a time-lapse like this for a long time. I found the perfect day (that turned out not so perfect) and headed to Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to capture this. 

I spent 6 hours, battled fog and condensation on the lens, to get this time-lapse. It's not perfect but I really like how it turned out. 

Have you been to Clingmans Dome before? What's your favorite part?

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Giant Nashville Mural by Dennis Bernhard

Nashville is full of murals. Recently, there was a new one added to the Nations neighborhood. The mural was done by an Australian artist named Guido Van Helten. It stands 15 stories tall and is incredibly impressive. 

I thought it would make a great subject for a drone flight. It's awesome to see how the different perspectives and angles highlight different areas of the mural. 

Here's a link to an article on mural if you'd like to read more. 

Have you noticed this mural? Have you ever seen another like it?

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Pacific Ocean Sunset Time-lapse by Dennis Bernhard

I had to go to California for work last week. Since I was there, I stole a little time and went to the Newport Bach Pier for sunset. 

I've spent a good amount of time out west for work but I had never actually been to the beach, so it was a lot of fun playing with the Pacific for a sunset time-lapse. 

The sunset sank faster than I thought it would so I didn't get a great shot of it, but I did love the way the sky slowly turned from orange to a deep blue. 

Off in the distance you can see Catalina Island and oil rigs, which is a strange combination for me. 

I'm going back in a couple weeks and hope to do some more time-lapses. 

- Dennis 

Abandoned Motel - 4K by Dennis Bernhard

This wasn't a planned video. On Day 2 of my drive to move to Nashville I happened to pick a road with this old, abandoned motel on it. As soon as I saw it, I knew what I had to do. I immediately pulled a U-turn and went back to capture this scene. 

It was almost as if this was a movie set. It was perfectly weather warn and crumbling. I'm lucky it was the middle of the day and perfectly sunny out or I would have been terrified. Talk about the perfect haunted house. 

Even with the sun high in the sky, it had a very erie feeling to it. I'm sure there are countless stories of travelers who have stayed there over the years trapped in the crumbling walls. 

Nashville Abandoned Factory - 4K by Dennis Bernhard

I found this abandoned factory a few blocks from my apartment and couldn't wait to explore it with my drone. This old building along the Cumberland river is both mysterious and beautiful. I had a great time exploring it and imagining what it was like in it's prime. 

Where is your favorite place to explore old buildings?

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Feeding Ballet by Dennis Bernhard

The sun had just cleared the horizon as I finished photographing the sunrise. My goal was to explore the beach, the jetty and lifeguard tower with my drone. As I took off over the lifeguard tower I immediately noticed something in the water. 

The water was so still and clear it was impossible not to notice the massive schools of mullet and the tarpon herding them. My plans immediately changed. My only goal was to capture the groups of mullet as they expanded and contracted like wax in a lava lamp. 

Have you ever seen a fish run like this? Have you ever seen such incredible animal activity right next to such tamed beauty?

- Dennis