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2018 Time-lapse Recap by Dennis Bernhard

2018 was a great year. I got to travel across the country and around the world. Here’s my best shots smooshed together into one day.

Thank you to everyone who watched my videos this year. This will be the last video for 2018. I’m off to Tokyo and India. Be on the look out for more videos in the new year.

Dennis

Radnor Lake State Park by Dennis Bernhard

Radnor Lake State Park

Radnor Lake State Park

I ventured to Radnor Lake State Park in hopes of catching the last bits of fall. I liked this photo because the setting sun had started to dip below a near by hill, simultaneously bathing the trees in beautiful golden hour light and chilling shadow.

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

 

 

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

 

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?

- Dennis 

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?

- Dennis

Land Between The Lakes Vlog by Dennis Bernhard

This was a fun adventure. I had never been to this area so I got to drive some back roads that were brand new, explore a new National Park (technically a recreation area) and even saw some Buffalo. 

All in all a good trip. 

Would you come to this park? Have you ever seen anything like it?

- Dennis

Land Between The Lakes Time Lapse Sunset by Dennis Bernhard

I started this journey in search of some dark skies to play with the milky way. While I wasn't able to find exactly what I was looking for with the dark skies, I did find a beautiful lake scene in Kentucky. 

I had no idea Kentucky had this kind of scenery in it. I spent an amazing afternoon, evening and night at an amazing campsite on the edge of a lake, watching the sun sink behind the horizon and night roll in. 

What's your favorite spot in Kentucky? Have you ever been to this National Park? 

- Dennis