(CBS News) Question: On a scale of 1-10, how happy do you think it makes me when we are submitted great original content to post up on The Feed? Answer: Potato! It makes me so happy that it goes from being a number to an irrational number to an irrational word as an answer. So on that note, I'm feeling very "potato" right now, and you should check out this majestic time-lapse of Yosemite and Sierra Nevada submitted by a fan (because we are too cool for school!).
The vicarious travelling through two very famous and naturally aesthetic locations in the United States is entitled "Yosemite & The Epic Sierra", and was created and sent to us by Tony Rowell, who writes about his very visual time-lapse work:
I am a photographer and filmmaker inspired by the stunning photography of my father renowned photographer and mountaineer Galen Rowell. This short film features time-lapse footage that I captured of numerous iconic landscapes in Yosemite National Park and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains. In 1973 my father Galen was the first person to shoot color photos of sunset light on Yosemite's Horsetail Fall. This natural phenomenon is often referred to as the "Firefall," a name that pays homage to the manmade firefall that once took place in Yosemite. In February of 2013 I visited the park several times during a two week window when the sun's rays illuminate the seasonal waterfall. In this short video I share the footage that I captured of the Firefall as well as a rare nighttime lunar rainbow in the mist of Yosemite Falls known as a Moonbow. The majority of this video was shot in Yosemite and The Epic Sierra during 2012-13 under the countless stars of the Milky Way and by Moonlight on partial or full moons evenings. These scenes were recently added to my much longer narrated film "Sierra Starlight" available at the Bishop Visitors Center.A big triple-rainbow salute of (in no particular order) epic photographer, filmmaker and true fan of The Feed goes out to Tony for this beautiful piece of work. And to learn more about him or check out other epic work by Tony Rowell, be sure to visit his website by clicking here.