Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Thank you cloud forecast

  It was looking doubtful right down to the moment I started hiking up the trail to set up my tripods.  Thick pockets of clouds continued to linger on the front range right up through sunset, but the Canadian astronomy forecast held true and they began to break right on the mark.

Comet Panstarrs above Boulder, CO

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wolf Creek Powder

  Video from the first day of a 26" storm at Wolf Creek Ski Area.  It was pretty amazing there with 16" on the 5AM snow report and an additional 10" during the day!  

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Comet Panstarrs - Updated 3/15

  I'm much happier with the footage from my second attempt on the 14th.  

  Although the haze that had hung over Boulder all of Wednesday finally began to burn away by the end of the day, some serious wave clouds built above the Frontrange and distant divide as sunset approached.  I decided it was only a short drive to a good overlook so I headed out to see what I could see.  Finally at 45 minutes after sunset the comet burst from the upper layer of clouds and quickly made its way down to the horizon.  I got a couple of good shots I was able to splice in to this movie, but the view through the binoculars took the cake.  Amazing!
Comet Panstarrs - March 13, 2013 - Through the haze and in to the clouds.
Comet Panstarrs over the Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado - March 13, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

Twilight Trees

Steamboat Springs from Patrick Cullis on Vimeo.

  Steamboat skis very deep for only 6" of fresh powder.  Video shot in the trees below 3 O'clock on my GoPro Hero3 Black Edition with music by my brother Jay.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Snow on the Flatirons

Snow on the Flatirons from Patrick Cullis on Vimeo.

  Video from my photo shoots of the Flatirons in Boulder on February 27th.  I took photos early in the morning before sunrise and then later in the evening after sunset and before the nearly full moon rose on the eastern horizon.  Once the moon rose, it put a spotlight on the iconic peaks while the stars were still visible.  Music is by Excavacation and my good friend Chad Parsons.  Thank you to him for providing good music to set my photos to.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Moon Burn Pt2

The Flatirons Pre-Moonrise
  Since I've been waiting over a year for the proper snow and lighting conditions to align, I decided to sack up and head back out in the chilly evening to set up cameras under crystal clear skies.  At first the bright stellar jewels of the western sky stole the show above the muted peaks of Green Mountain.  Then the moon rose and set a spot light upon the landscape, making the recent snow glow bright in the night.
The Moon rises in the East

Orion and Sirius above the Flatirons

Moonlit Flatiron Long Exposure