Category Archives: Landscape

Backpacking Travel Video: Western Norway, Fall 2020

Backpacking Western Norway in the fall of 2020, peaceful solo hiking in the Norwegian Mountains of Sirdal, Hilleknuten, Bergehei, Fidjeland, a journey through amazing views and waterfalls.

Top New Travel Videos: ‘Slovenia’ – Green Paradise

Filmed and Edited by: Carsan Choong

I knew nothing about Slovenia before I set foot in this wonderful country.
Slovenia truly is a gem, from the soaring peaks of the Julian Alps and the subterranean magic of Postojna caves, to the sparkling emerald-green lakes and rivers and the short but sweet coastline along the Adriatic Sea, tiny Slovenia really does have it all.

With more than half of its total surface still covered in forest, Slovenia does more than simply claim it’s ‘green’, it really is one of the greenest countries on earth, and also is the first country in the world to be, as a whole, declared a Green Destination.

Slovenia, a country in Central Europe, is known for its mountains, ski resorts and lakes. On Lake Bled, a glacial lake fed by hot springs, the town of Bled contains a church-topped islet and a cliffside medieval castle. In Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, baroque facades mix with the 20th-century architecture of native Jože Plečnik, whose iconic Tromostovje (Triple Bridge) spans the tightly curving Ljubljanica River.

Trail Hike Travel Video: ‘Fjords Of Norway’ (2020)

Filmed and Edited by: Norwegian Xplorer

This is a video from Lysefjord in Norway, hiking Kjerag, Kjeragbolten and Kjerag Falls, in the fall of 2020. “The 1,110-metre (3,640 ft) tall mountain sits on the southern shore of Lysefjorden, just southwest of the village of Lysebotn. Its northern side is a massive cliff, plunging 984 metres (3,228 ft) almost straight down to fjord, a sight which attracts many visitors each year. Another tourist attraction, the Kjeragbolten, a 5-cubic-metre (180 cu ft) stone wedged between two rocks is located on the mountain. The Kjeragfossen waterfall plunges off the mountain down to the fjord. It is one of the tallest waterfalls in the world”.

New Aerial Travel Video: ‘Deschutes National Forest’ In Oregon (2020)

Filmed and Edited by: Cuda Films

Located on the eastern slopes of the Cascades in Central Oregon, the Deschutes National Forest offers year-round recreation opportunities. Home to more than 1.6 million acres, the Forest spans a variety of landscapes and ecosystems. The Forest gains more than 9,000 feet in eleveation from its lowest point at Lake Billy Chinook (1,950 ft) to its highest atop South Sister’s summit (10.358 ft).

With more than 80 campgrounds across the Deschutes National Forest, visitors enjoy campsites featuring a wide-variety of picturesque backdrops. Camping opportunities range from rustic, walk-in sites to sites accomodating full-size RV’s and trailers.

Five wilderness areas fall within the Deschutes National Forest boundary–Diamond Peak WildernessMt. Jefferson WildernessMt. Thielsen WildernessMt. Washington Wilderness and Three Sisters Wilderness. Each wilderness offers visitors a unique experience; from sweeping summit views to alpine lakes, these areas provide the perfeect backdrop for a day hike or backpacking trip.

Wilderness Travel Videos: ‘Garibaldi Park’ In British Columbia, Canada (2020)

Garibaldi Provincial Park is a wilderness park located north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The park is famous with natural beauty and stunning views on its trails.

Garibaldi Provincial Park, also called Garibaldi Park, is a wilderness park located on the coastal mainland of British Columbia, Canada, located 70 kilometres north of Vancouver. It was established in 1920 and named a Class A Provincial Park of British Columbia in 1927.

New Travel Video: ‘Mount Whitney – Backpacking Highest Peak In Lower 48’

Hiking Mount Whitney from Guitar Lake, Crabtree Meadow,

Backpacking the Highest Peak in the Lower 48 States, 14505ft, Sequoia National Park Sierra Nevada just as Creek Fire starts. 4k60fps Mt Whitney Hiking This is part 3 of 3 of my 6 day backpacking trip from Horseshoe Meadow, Cottonwood Lakes, Army Pass, Miter Basin, Sierra High Trail, Crabtree Pass, Crabtree Lakes, Crabtree Meadows, PCT, JMT, Guitar Lake and finally summiting Mount Whitney and exciting Whitney Portal as the Creek Fire started blowing up. No drama for us, but it got pretty smoky and eerie towards the end of the trip, and so strange and beautiful at the same time, best hike I ever did was up from Guitar Lake to the Summit, with the stretch from Trail Crest being insane!

Inyo National Forest and Sequoia National Park, John Muir Wilderness and the Whitney Zone.

New Books: ‘Reflections of Paradise: The Gardens of Fernando Caruncho’

The much-anticipated comprehensive survey of one of the world’s most acclaimed landscape garden designers, famous for his extraordinarily sophisticated use of light and geometry in nature.

Spanish landscape designer Fernando Caruncho has spent over four decades impressing the world with his breathtaking garden designs, which create a perfect union of architectural design within nature. His sources of inspiration are as diverse as Islamic design, Zen Buddhism, and European Classicism, and the control of light, geometrical scale, and use of local materials are key principles of his design approach.

In this book, Caruncho personally curates a selection of twenty-six of his international garden projects ranging from private residences to large agricultural estates and public spaces, including a vineyard in Italy, a private garden in Biarritz, France, and an expansive estate in New Jersey. Caruncho gives readers a glimpse at his creative thought process through inspirational images, ephemera, and selections from his sketches.

About The Author

Fernando Caruncho has been designing gardens for over four decades, but his background is in philosophy. His fascination with pre-Socratic Greek philosophy awakened a deep curiosity about the relationship between man and the natural world, which translated itself into a preoccupation with garden design. In 1979 Caruncho established his own landscape design studio. His first work, accomplished at the age of 21, was a house in Madrid featured in Vogue Decoration. Since then, Caruncho Studio has designed countless high-profile gardens across the globe, ranging from private homes and expansive agricultural estates to public spaces. His work is frequently featured in high-profile publications such as Architectural DigestVogue, the New York TimesElle Decor, and W magazine. Gordon Taylor is a renowned landscape architect and writer. He has written numerous articles and books on herbs, gardens, and garden history.

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Top New Travel Videos: ‘Glacier Gorge’ – Rocky Mountain National Park

Glacier Gorge is considered one of the most beautiful and diverse areas in the Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Main locations in the video: Ribbon Falls (0:24), Black Lake (0:39), Frozen Lake (1:58), Green Lake (4:47), Blue Lake (6:00), back to Black Lake (7:01), Jewel Lake (7:30), Mills Lake (7:47).

Recorded July 2020 in 4K Ultra HD with Sony AX700 and DJI Osmo Pocket.

Music: Lauge & Baba Gnohm – Monolith EP (Remastered by HubySea) – 1 – Leaving the Cave

Top New Travel Videos: “North Cascades National Park” In Washington (2020)

Filmed and Edited by: Milosh Kitchovitch

The North Cascades is a mountain range located in the northern part of Washington state, USA. North Cascades National Park’s raw beauty is characterized by stunning peaks with hundreds of glaciers, cascading waterfalls and forested valleys below.

In the video: Cascade Pass Trail (0:01), Cascade Pass (2:40), Doubtful lake (2:38), Sahale Mountain (4:17), Mount Baker – views from Park Butte trail (6:17) located in the Mount Baker Wilderness in the North Cascades but a bit outside of the national park, Maple Pass Loop trail (7:26), Lake Ann (7:26), Rainy Lake (8:19), Nooksack Falls (9:01), Mt Shuksan view from Picture Lake (9:36), Diablo Lake (10:19), Ross Lake (10:33), Washington Pass Overlook (10:41), Skagit River (11:25).

Recorded July 2020 and September 2015 (Maple pass Loop) in 4K Ultra HD with Sony AX700, Sony AX100 and DJI Osmo Pocket.

Music: David Modica – Near Distant Future – 5 – Serendipity David Modica – The Water is Wide – 3 – Road Less Traveled

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