Pursuit: A spectacular storm-chasing time-lapse made from 90,000 photos
Storm chaser and award-winning photographer Mike Oblinski has done it again: he's created a time-lapse that will blow you away. Captured over the course of three months, across 10 states, and involving 28,000 miles of driving and over 90,000 time-lapse frames, Pursuit is the result of utter determination.
Oblinski tells the story behind this time-lapse in the video's description, explaining how this season of storm chasing nearly broke him.
After 12 straight days on the road and away from his family, he left once again, just 24 hours after getting home, to chase another storm on June 12th. But doubt got the better of him, and he found himself 80 miles away from the spot he needed to get to.
"I got back in the car and as I drove, the pain got the better of me and the tears came," he writes. "It may not be easy to understand why, but when you work as hard as I did this spring, a moment like that can break you. I felt like I let my wife down. But mostly I let myself down. I forgot who I was and that's not me. Or it shouldn't have been me. I failed myself. And it seemed like the easy choice to just give up and head for home."
But he didn't head for home, he decided to keep going, got out ahead of the storm, and captured one of the best structures he'd seen all spring.
The result of that decision not to give up, to keep on going even when it seemed like he had utterly failed, is one of Oblinski's best time-lapse films yet... and that's saying something if you know his previous work.
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