Extreme Yosemite

This video is a collaboration between Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty. The two of us became friends through Vimeo and explored a shared interest in timelapsing Yosemite National Park over an extended period of time. We’d like to expand this idea to other locations and would appreciate any suggestions for a future project.

All timelapses were shot on the Canon 5D Mark II with a variety of Canon L and Zeiss CP.2 Lenses.

Thanks to Dynamic Perception for their motion-controlled dolly and continued support!

Music: M83
Track: “Outro”
Album: Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

Our hearts go out to the families of Markus Praxmarer who lost his life while climbing Half Dome on September 19, 2011, and Ranger Ryan Hiller, who was crushed by a tree January 22, 2012. They will be missed.

Project Yosemite is an ongoing collaborative effort by Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty, strangers who met on Vimeo and decided to capture the beautiful landscape of California's Yosemite National Park like never before through time-lapse. Follow Project Yosemite on our site, Facebook and Twitter. Follow Sheldon Neill on Facebook and Twitter. Follow Colin Delehanty on Facebook and Twitter.


  1. Wonderful! May I suggest Joshua Tree as a project… the spring there starts as early as late February, depending on weather, with the ocotillo and others turning green and blooming. There are huge boulders, vast vistas with absolutely no signs of “civilization”, and endless plays of light and shadow. The area is huge, so a few days of scouting would definitely be required.

  2. Stunning visuals – excellent photography! I have never been to Yosemite, but now I definitely want to! You two need to come up to Banff National Park and do the same thing – you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the natural beauty we have up in Canada (here is an example: http://downthewrabbithole.blogspot.ca/2012/08/115-canoe-across-turquoise-waters-of.html). Moraine Lake is like nothing you’ve ever seen! (Although, maybe if I visit Yosemite I might find something comparable!)

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