The project called Landscapes of Change of the photographer Arvids Baranovs has drawn attention because it shows what high-level work can do with beautiful images and editing, to the point of raising doubts about the veracity of the images, whether they are real or pure computer graphics, but yes, all images are real! In the video, which took months and a lot of work, Arvids achieves perfection for those who enjoy photography, with incredible images.
The images show around 30 different locations across Latvia.
The footage was shot in about 30 different regions of Latvia, as Arvids says, who also says that initially he was looking for a narrative to assemble the story of the video, but over time in the editing process he saw that the narrative was nature itself and the radical changes that take place during the change of season.
Arvids Baranovs already has a series of high-level photographic projects, Landscapes of Change being “just” one of them, and like the others, with incredible images and of the highest level, good taste, but that require a lot of work to complete. The articles that show the history of each project also follow this concept, all very well prepared and planned, they are not loose images, alias, nothing is. As one of our video editors always reminds us when we record a review here at Mundo Conectado, “how are we going to tell this story?”, and this project and others at Arvids do beautifully.
There were at least 4 takes for the captured season, in some scenarios, in the four seasons
In Landscape of Changes everything was done on top of capturing images with a drone, in this case, a DJI Mavic 2 Pro model, but it was not easy to reach the final result. The cool thing about the article is just that, it highlighted the whole process that he did. There were at least 4 takes recorded in each location, and in some, there are images in all 4 seasons of the year.
“The project was filmed using a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone and Litchi app. The idea was simple: arrive at a location and, most of the time, camp there, climb the drone and make a flight, recording the location via GPS of the starting point, in addition to noting the height, then proceed between the starting point and the starting point. defined end, always recording everything along with the speed used and the video recording mode (HQ or FOV). It saves everything for the next station to repeat the process identically, leaving all the flights to the processes already defined, without changes. And that was the simple part.“
Capturing the images was “just the simple part” according to Arvids, because then it was necessary to analyze the huge amount of images, as he puts it, thousands of kilometers analyzed and many liters of coffee, and then see how to put it all together, because in theory the waypoints system is very cute, but in practice to join and create the perfect transition effect between the images as he puts it, the joke is not so simple. The GPS records longitude and latitude, but not altitude, so the problem is created, not to mention that a Mavic 2 Pro, considered a good drone for consumers when it comes to GPS accuracy, has a margin of error of 2 to 5 meters, and that for a video like this can make a lot of difference.
If you like images, photography, nature and videos like this, I recommend checking out the article where Arvids explains the entire process for recording the video, it is rich in detail and very informative. As already highlighted, it is an exquisite work, and when we see this kind of dedication, it deserves the appreciation! Congratulations Arvids, few times we see such complete works on the internet, which we know is only possible with a lot of dedication, research, tests and experience.
Image shows same location at 9 different times of year.
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