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Purely Pacific Northwest from John Eklund on Vimeo.

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  1. the aardvark

    January 11th, 2013

    This is one of the biggest reasons I love living in the Pacific NW. Great video of Crater Lake and the mtns. etc. And Cannon Beach in Oregon is a great place to visit.

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  2. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 11th, 2013

    I believe these time-lapse sequences are the first time I’ve ever really seen the “Milky Way” in the sky, mainly because it is moving in a different direction from the clouds.

    I like the technique of the moving foreground, too.
    I gives the impression that what you see is actually happening, not just a photographic trick.

    Not one for New Age music, though.

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  3. the aardvark

    January 11th, 2013

    One of the most awe inspiring as well as humbling experiences of my life was when I was in the Navy in 1974. On board the USS Kitty Hawk CV63 after we had shut down flight ops for the night usually after midnight, I worked the night shift up on the flight deck. With no lights on but red lights on deck I would sit up by the bow and watch the stars pass by out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean as well as the Indian Ocean. Stars could be seen everywhere right down to the waterline in a 360 Degree panarama and the Milky Way could be seen pretty much in its entirety. It was incredibly humbling to see how big the universe is as well as our galaxy is and drew me closer to God to show me how big his creation is and how small I was in comparison to vastness of the universe. Even on the Kitty Hawk which is a huge ship it really put things in perspective for me of just how big God is.

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  4. Unruly Refugee

    January 11th, 2013

    @the aardvark
    That sounds great!

    There’s a fantastic computer program that will give you a real time view of the stars from anywhere on earth and it’s free:

    http://stellarium.org/

    Hundreds of thousands of stars. You can add on free data bases to make that millions of stars and objects. Satellites, etc. Pretty awesome.

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  5. Claudia

    January 11th, 2013

    This is truly the most beautiful area I have ever been. Granted, I’ve never been to Alaska or Switzerland, but I have been to the Rocky Mts in Canada. Still, the Cascades have captured my heart ever since I hiked way past the tree line on Mt. Rainer. Sigh…

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  6. Geoff C. The Saltine

    January 11th, 2013

    aardvark I know what you mean about living in the NW even the vast stretches of sagebrush have there own beauty. I have been lucky enough to spend time at all of the places in the video. The most amazing place to see the milky way is the Great Basin in Utah.

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  7. hanoverfist

    January 11th, 2013

    @the aardvark

    Not too many stars to be seen since the 70s
    I grew up by the Chesapeake Bay.

    Great night sky back then.

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  8. Billy Fuster

    January 11th, 2013

    These shots were taken on the three days of the year it wasn’t raining.

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  9. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 11th, 2013

    @ hanoverfist – Same situation here. When I grew up in Palm Beach County there was little west of I95 but vegetable and flower farms. The western sky was midnight black and stars were everywhere.

    Nowadays the western sky is sodium iodide vapor yellow and it even affects the view east of the sky over the Atlantic.

    Aside– When I was in the middle of the Saudi Arabian desert (1985, when they liked us) I was looking forward to driving away from the city lights, reclining on the red clay and watching Halley’s comet. There was just enough red dust and refracted sodium iodide light to obscure the entire sky. Big disappointment.

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  10. BWSEATTLE

    January 11th, 2013

    Beautiful! Love it ;)

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