Note: Post below is from 2014. I have updated the video below with a 2018 version as well as published a new post about Mainelapse here – Mainelapse Redux.
My aurora sighting more or less confirmed, it has been incorporated into my recent project, Mainelapse:
As mentioned prior, with no people based documentary lined up for this summer’s trip I decided to work on capturing time-lapses. I was interested in a showing the rhythm of the tides as well as the sheer beauty of the nighttime sky.
The change between low and high-tide in Penobscot Bay can be almost thirteen feet. Quite massive and that fluctuation creates a landscape which I love. One moment it’s ocean and the next it is lunar. Wholly, different from high tide with huge expanses of rock and mud, a monochromatic look to it all.
It also reminds me of the desert Southwest. It has a similar undulating landscape, channels and despressions formed by water, an expansive vista, and like the desert it only appears barren.
Maine has an influx of wildlife which accompany the tides. As the tide goes out; gulls, herons, terns, osprey, and eagles all move in; an ebb and flow parallel to but opposite the moon’s pull on the water. There are very few chances on the East Coast to be within something that feels so primordial.
Video – music by Dexter Britain, Nothing to Fear.