You know that feeling when you see a photo of a plant and you can almost smell its scent? Slovakian photographer Majo Chudý has created an entire timelapse video that will give you this feeling. Since most of us can’t go out and fully experience the beauty of spring, Majo’s impressive video will bring spring to your home.
The timelapse is relatively short, being just under four minutes in duration. But it took Majo about a year to capture all the material, leaving him with nearly 40,000 photos. After culling through the images, Majo made the timelapse from 27,282 of them. And these four minutes of video show an incredible 1,276 hours of real time.
But of course, it’s not only taking and editing photos that takes so much time. With videos like this, you need to wait for the flowers to bloom, too. The purple orchid took the most time of all: more than 424 hours. The fastest flower was the pheasant’s eye (Adonis vernalis), which managed to bloom in only one and a half hours. But don’t let the fast blooming fool you – this beauty still consumed 996 photos.
Naturally, after Majo took the photos and selected those that he’d use for the timelapse, it was time for postproduction. He tells DIYP that he spent most of the time removing small insects that crawled over the flowers during flowering. “Video material has been on the disk for a long time,” Majo tells us. “But only during the voluntary quarantine in recent days I had enough time to put together the final video. That’s why it was created right now.”
When I was a little girl, I was always impressed by timelapse videos of plants growing and flowers blooming. And now that I’m all grown up and know how they’re made – I’m impressed even more. You can see more of Majo’s work on his website and Vimeo, and make sure to follow him on Instagram and Facebook, too.