Finding Oregon

Who knew Oregon had anything more than that trail people used hundreds of years ago? As it turns out, even with its snow-capped mountains and desert-like plains, Oregon is a pretty attractive place. It’s just that those attractive aspects have to be “found”. On a six month journey across the beaver state, “Uncage the Soul” productions compiled a series of timelapse photos logging their discoveries of beauty as they went along their 1600 mile road trip.

Their film sites included Columbia River Gorge, Mt Hood, Mt Jefferson, the Southwestern Coast, the Alvord Desert, Leslie Gulch, Blue Mountains, Crater Lake, Eagle Cap Wilderness, Deschutes River, and several more locales you’ve never heard of. It’s beyond me how they got to hit all four corners of the state within such a constrained time period. Night timelapses are tricky, the moon can’t be visible in the shot or else the stars won’t be seen, so in a given month there’s maybe 5 days to shoot during the New Moon phase. The need for clear skies is also important so a summer production is probably your best bet. Already 365 days in a year have been trimmed down to about 15 days (3 months of summer, 5 days in a month). Factor in the possibility of bad weather and unexpected obstacles outside of production, there’s really a slim window to get the job done. But we’re happy they did. Props to “Uncage the Soul”, whose name embodies the very spirit of what Blades tries to remind you of every day: Be Free!