High Eye Candy: The Milky Way From El Teide

April 20, 2011


'The Mountain' is a short time-lapse video of the Milky Way (NOT the Lemonade Way) from Terje Sorgjerd taken from various locations around El Teide in Spain's Canary Islands. El Teide is an active volcano and Spain's tallest mountain (3,718 m, 12,198 ft). It's considered one of the best star-gazing vistas on the planet, rivaled only by my bedroom window. Well -- what do you you say? We'll have to keep the door open but my mom will bring us hot chocolate!

The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.

You really just need to watch the video. Whether you're high or not you'll appreciate it. Even the music is beautiful. I'm not gonna lie, I actually teared up a bit. THAT'S RIGHT, I SAID IT. But only because I'm on my period and really emotional right now. Whew -- manly-ass save, GW.

Hit the jump, you won't be disappointed. Promise.


Thanks to john and Tony, who, damn, let's just hug and be thankful we're alive.

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