Yosemite as You’ve Never Seen It

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.


To view the entire story, please visit projectyose.com or facebook.com/projectyose. 

Special thanks to Borrow Lenses, Dynamic Perception and Mountain Hardwear for their support.

Music: “Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun: by M83


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. I want to kick myself for not taking a shot at something like this when I was trekking there. Of course, mine would have been amateurish, but the place is so awesome, I bet even that would have come out great. Thanks for this!

  2. I have one word to describe everything you showed about Yosemite National Park and that word is “AWESOME.” The way you captured the twinkling stars in the sky was just perfect. Then came sunrise, the sun was so beautiful as it lit up the mountains and the amazing place. It would be a dream come true to me and my family to visit Yosemite National Park soon. Thank you for this one of a kind video of Yosemite National Park.

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