Last Updated on 01/15/2014 by Michelle Rae Uy
Photographs are like windows. They’re like windows to cherished events, old memories, and even a person’s soul. At times, especially when done right, photographs are like windows that take us to new worlds that we haven’t seen… to beautiful landscapes unknown, to places we have yet to discover ourselves.
Take photographer Nicolaus Wegner’s work, for example. Mainly a wedding and portrait photographer by trade, he also captures dramatic landscapes and his images–complete with rain clouds, lightning, and the occasional tornado–magnetically draw us into places many of us would have just easily dismissed.
A year ago, he spent two full adventurous months working on a timelapse project he called “Wyoming Landscapes,” which showcases the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming often under crazy weather conditions, in the hopes of introducing the rest of the world to his undeniably beautiful but rarely thought-of home state.
The resulting video from that project was so impressive that he just knew he had to do it again. So he dedicated fourteen unbelievable months–that is, around 150 days of driving, backpacking, walking, exploring, and even storm chasing, and more than 100 miles hiking through the wilderness with a pack full of heavy gear–to shoot an even more impressive one. At the end of it all, Wegner had taken around 125,000 still photographs and logged plenty of editing hours.
And it was worth it. With the help of the band Ghost Kollective, he produced a fitting conclusion to his timelapse project that’s even more spellbinding than the first. At times soothing, at times electrifying, but over all stunning, “Wyoming Lanscapes II” will definitely ignite the wanderlust in you. Before you know it, you’ll be packing your bags and heading for the majesty that is Wyoming.
See the video after the jump.
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