This astrophotography video is absolutely mesmerizing

Shawn Knight

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Photographer Gavin Heffernan recently spent some time capturing the landscape surrounding Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks in California. Instead of focusing on just the trees and the mountains, however, Heffernan put an emphasis on the sky to create the...

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VitalyT

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Too similar to the Timescapes, except the latter is available in 4K and thus looks much better.
 
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Video is fake. Sorry but the clip at 2:02 shows the center of the earth's axis directly over head above trees. Can someone please tell me where you can find tall evergreen trees anywhere within 500 mi of either tip of the earth?
 

fimbles

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Video is fake. Sorry but the clip at 2:02 shows the center of the earth's axis directly over head above trees. Can someone please tell me where you can find tall evergreen trees anywhere within 500 mi of either tip of the earth?

That particular shot puzzled me too.

Nice article about it here : https://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Celestial_pole.html

Im still none the wiser about whether its real or photoshop, but either way it is an amazing and kind of scary video.