Project Yosemite is a time-lapse video project set in Yosemite National Park and shot by Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill. We started it in January 2012 after meeting through the video sharing website, Vimeo. The idea for the project came to us during our first overnight trip to Half Dome.
On that first trip, we carried loads of camera equipment to Half Dome’s summit, where we shot time-lapse all night and through the morning. Being on Half Dome that night felt like being on another planet, a smooth granite surface under our feet and endless space spinning overhead. The morning’s sunrise felt like the first proper sunrise we’d ever witnessed. We decided to team up and document the experience together for others to see.
We’ve been working together since then to capture and share our experiences in Yosemite National Park. We want to inspire others through our work like many others have done for us.
In our latest video, we worked our way deeper into Yosemite National Park and explored some new places not seen in our first video. This project was filmed over the course of 10 months. We spent a combined 45 days in the Park capturing the images in this video over the course of a 200-plus-mile backpacking experience.
Music: “Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun: by M83