Weekly Video XXIX - "The Mountain". Video by TSO Photography.
"This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide. Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories."
This is an amazing piece! Make sure you watch it with the volume is up and in full screen mode. There is an interesting fact about the filming of a portion of this video. A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April, and at roughly 3am it hit where the filming was taking place. The camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky, and surprisingly, it managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way, which was shining through the clouds, made the stars sparkle in a unique way. So for those of you who are curious to see how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.
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