Here is a beautiful new video by Shreenivasan Manievannan, just released today (April 21, 2015) in time for Earth Day. It’s called The Untouched. Shreenivasan told EarthSky his project has been endorsed by both the International Dark Sky Association and the Earth Day Network … and it’s easy to see why. He described his project this way:
The Untouched – A Time-lapse Film is a self-project I’ve been working on, for the past 2 years across different national and state parks in the country. The primary vision of the video is to showcase the untouched beauty of few of our national/state parks across the U.S. and to create awareness about conserving natural resources of our planet, including the ever-reducing dark skies.
Being a true nature enthusiast at heart, and a travel photographer by passion, I used to chase good light whenever I got an opportunity. But after getting inspired from some of the world’s renowned time-
lapse film makers and their films, I wished to spend more time in nature and capture the essence of light, landscape and time …
My overall vision for the video was to simply showcase the beauty of nature and to convey that we can’t reverse time to travel back to bring back all that we have lost by mistake.
We need to have the urge to step up as an individual, as a community, as a country, as a world, to conserve and combat the changes for the best of our future.
Hope you will like my short presentation of the feel-good time-lapse sequences that celebrate the beauty and the variety of landscapes in the country, captured over a period of time put together along with a pleasant music from Warren Stephens.
Happy Earth Day, Happy National Park Week, Happy Global Astronomy Month and a Belated Happy International Dark Sky!
Same to you, Shreenivasan Manievannan, and thanks for sharing your video with us at EarthSky!
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