“The spring thaw releases millions of acre feet of water, essential for everything from farming to the recreation we prize to the water we drink. Without it, Idaho as we know it wouldn’t exist.” – Tim Woodward in Idaho, the Movie
Water and cameras don’t always go well together. But our team of photographers somehow always manage the water, sand, batteries and electronics… often while racing against the fading light of the setting sun. For Idaho, the Movie our team has hiked in to remote waterfalls, rafted down rapids (not always upright!) then raced up them again in jet boats, paddled thru wilderness and up to unique natural springs– you name it.
Here’s a preview from Idaho, the Movie of one of the state’s lesser known treasures our crew managed to capture: Mesa Falls in eastern Idaho.
“Among the Idaho desert’s many surprises are four dunes. The largest, nearly 500 feet tall are the Bruneau dunes. Prevailing winds blow sand from the surrounding desert and drop the heavier particles, creating serpentine ripples on wind-sculpted slopes.” – Tim Woodward in Idaho, the Movie
Shooting the dunes presents an interesting set of challenges. First, there’s the hike to the top. Photographer Bill Krumm scaled the tallest (470 foot) dune with a backpack full of camera gear to capture wide shots of the dune’s peak.
Photographer Bill Krumm shoots from atop the largest single single structure sand dune in North America.
Secondly, there’s the sand. Camera gear and blowing sand don’t usually play nicely together, but on this calm late-summer day, photographers Bill Krumm and Kevin Eslinger were able to capture not only some gorgeous images of the dunes, but an amazing time lapse of the Bruneau night sky. With almost no light pollution at the isolated dunes, you can see why the state chose Bruneau Dunes for the location of Idaho’s only public observatory.
The Bruneau sky at night. Tune in to Idaho the Movie for some incredible time lapses of Idaho skies at night.
“Remnants of the Old West dot Idaho’s landscape like weathered signboards from a bygone era — decaying buckboards, collapsing barns, rusting farm equipment. The Old and New West meet here. Buckaroos move herds the traditional way even as modern ranching and farming methods evolve.” – Tim Woodward in Idaho, the Movie
Winter in the West.