Conscious Impact Education program update by Alyson and Ellen on Jan 31, 2017.
This video is a tribute. A tribute to wild places, friends, adventures, and to Seattle, my primary homebase for the past year and a half. I am thankful for wilderness, where we are able to unplug and recharge by an entirely different yet distinctively energizing way. Through time in nature, whether alone or in the quality company of friends, I have been a witness and admirer of the beautiful land and life that surrounds the Pacific Northwest through all 4 seasons. I am grateful for flowing water, for the elements, and for the indigenous peoples as well as environmental groups that have preserved this land for generations upon generations to enjoy. I hope this time-lapse video invokes a sense of wonder of our immense natural world, and inspires the exploration, respect, and preservation of wild places.
To say that it is difficult to distill the dozens of journeys and 60,000+ images in the Cascades, Olympics, and Puget Sound into just 3 minutes and 38 seconds, is most certainly an understatement. This video is the essence and result of hundreds upon hundreds of hours of planning, travel, hiking, hauling and setting up the equipment, dialing in the perfect settings, sleeping under the stars, (trying to) stay warm, fighting off mosquitoes, and nearly the same amount of time and attention in meticulously compiling it all together.
Immense gratitude to all (tagged, but so many more) for a beautiful year and a half together in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy, and do share this with anyone who also loves the great outdoors.
Photography, concept, and editing: Jonathan H. Lee // www.subtledream.com // @subtledream