2 Years + 300,000 Photos = One Awesome 4K Timelapse Through Europe

Patience is an incredible timelapse compilation by photographer Paul Richardson. The short film was shot over two years of travels through Europe (and a couple other locations around the world) and consists of roughly 300,000 photos. In his YouTube description, Richardson adds:

“Shooting timelapse requires a lot of patience and forward thinking. Some shots took multiple attempts to get the right light, others required whole days just to capture a few seconds of footage. There’s a careful balance of trying to predict the future, and just being determined enough to do everything it takes to get the shot.”
 
For example, the milkyway shot at 1:23 was the result of a four day shoot chasing the milkway in Wales. I stayed up every night, driving around trying to find clear patches in the night sky.. But in four days all I managed to capture was a sequence of 50 images.”

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/patience-4k-timelapse-compilation-by-paul-richardson/

Here’s the View from the 3rd Tallest Building in Shenzhen

Watch the On the Roofs crew scale the 384m (1,260 ft) tall Shun Hing Square Tower, including the 59m (194 ft) spire on top of the roof. The skyscraper is the third tallest building in Shenzhen, China, and the 28th tallest building in the world.

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Watch a Plane Take Off from This Runway in the French Alps

Courchevel Altiport (IATA: CVF, ICAO: LFLJ) is an altiport serving Courchevel, a ski resort in the French Alps. The airfield has a very short runway of only 537 metres (1,762 ft) with a gradient of 18.6%.

According to Wikipedia:

There is no go-around procedure for landings at Courchevel, due to the surrounding mountainous terrain. De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters and DHC-7 Dash 7 turboprops served the airport in the past; however, the airfield primarily sees smaller fixed-wing aircraft such as Cessnas as well as helicopters at present. The runway has no instrument approach procedure or lighting aids, thus making landing in fog and low clouds unsafe and almost impossible.
 
The airport is considered dangerous, as it features a difficult approach, an upslope runway and ski runs in the adjacent area. The History Channel program Most Extreme Airports ranks it as the seventh most dangerous airport in the world.

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/plane-takes-off-from-short-runway-in-french-alps/

An Incredible 8K Timelapse Tour Through Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park

This film is the culmination of several weeks spent in the northernmost region of Minnesota known as Voyageurs National Park. Encompassing more than 340 square miles, Voyageurs is a watery wonderland almost exclusively accessible by boat.

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/timelapse-tour-through-voyageurs-national-park/

Astronauts in Space Give Video Geography Tour of Earth

Watch Expedition 38 crew members Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio give a brief geography lesson as they hurtle through space at 27,600 km/h (17,100 mph) onboard the International Space Station.

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/astronauts-on-iss-give-geography-tour/

This Spillway in Portugal Looks Like a Portal to Another Dimension

Near Guarda, Portugal you will find Covão do Conchos, a surreal looking spillway that is part of the Conchos Dam, which is part of the hydroelectric system of Serra da Estrela and gathers water from ribeira das Naves.

Built in 1955, the small dam diverts water from ribeira das Naves to Lagoa comprida dam through a 1519 m (4,984 ft) long tunnel. In this amazing aerial drone video we get up close and personal with Covão do Conchos.

If you think this spillway looks cool, be sure to check out our post on bell-mouth spillways with tons more pictures and examples from around the world!

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/spillway-in-portugal-looks-like-portal-to-another-dimension/

Crazy Footage of an Amtrak Train Colliding with a Track Full of Snow

An Amtrak train en route to New York City barrels through a station where the tracks are covered in snow, courtesy of winter storm ‘Stella’.

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/amtrak-train-collides-with-track-full-of-snow/

A Sublime Autumn Timelapse Through Croatia and Slovenia

Photographer Enrique Pacheco travelled through Croatia and Slovenia this past Autumn, capturing thousands of stunning photos of each country’s breathtaking natural beauty.

He compiled the photos into the timelapse above in what he called, The Harmony of Fall. Full-screen, HD and enjoy :)

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/autumn-timelapse-of-croatia-and-slovenia-by-enrique-pacheco/

Drone Captures Sheep Being Herded Across the Grasslands of New Zealand from Above

Mesmerizing drone footage by Tim Whittaker shows hundreds of sheep being herded across the breathtaking grasslands of New Zealand

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/drone-captures-sheep-being-herded-from-above/

This Is Why You Never Load the Heavy Stuff at the Back of the Trailer

How you distribute tow weight is paramount to safely arriving at your destination.

When loading a trailer, make sure that 60% of your weight is loaded to the front of the trailer and 40% is loaded to the back for the safest towing experience.

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/safe-trailer-loading-psa/