And now for something entirely different!

A few years ago I did a solo trek in Yosemite’s backcountry to the high alpine basin of Ten Lakes. I spent a long summer day being entirely mesmerized by a stream descending from a mountain lake. I felt completely immersed in the landscape as sometimes happens when I am alone in nature.   I wondered how I might communicate this feeling of immersion during which time becomes elastic, sometimes moving very slowly and sometimes leaping forward in the blink of an eye.

I followed the stream from its source, using a tiny GoPro camera to capture the feeling, both above and below water. I hiked home the next day, put away the footage, and forgot about it. This past week I found it. I have been learning a new editing system software, and the clips were the perfect raw material to practice on. Here is the result. The music is from “The Vigil” by David Nevue. Enjoy.