...and she dances on the sand
September 9, 2013 6:38 AM   Subscribe

The amazing time-lapse "Rio" by Joe Capra may be one of the most visually striking things you see all day.
posted by quin (15 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
his auroras are also magnificent, and I thought he had done one of these for San Francisco, but can't seem to find it here.
posted by squasha at 6:50 AM on September 9, 2013


Beautiful video!
Those shots of the favelas (starting around the 2:25 mark) were stunning, on a variety of amazing/depressing levels.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:53 AM on September 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Koyaanisqatsi has cast a long shadow.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:51 AM on September 9, 2013 [6 favorites]


Those beaches look really nice. Why aren't people playing on them and swimming in the ocean?
posted by elmer benson at 7:54 AM on September 9, 2013


I'm used to rainbows being very transient things, showing up only for a brief moment after a rainfall when the conditions are exactly right. So I find the fact that the rainbows around the waterfalls are stable enough to persist through a time-lapse filming to be kind of impressive.
posted by baf at 8:26 AM on September 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


From now on all of my Tropico towns are getting a Jesus on the hill, too.
posted by notyou at 8:36 AM on September 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Should be called Rio + Iguazu, but still awesome.
posted by eas98 at 9:25 AM on September 9, 2013


Unbelievably beautiful.
posted by xingcat at 10:13 AM on September 9, 2013


The favela section is indeed amazing.
The music on the other hand is a pain.
posted by adamvasco at 10:29 AM on September 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


I used to work with Joe! Good to seem him getting some attention here.
posted by klanawa at 10:58 AM on September 9, 2013


Needs a bossa nova soundtrack.
posted by rocket88 at 11:43 AM on September 9, 2013


I dunno, I would find it hard to sleep with a gigantic radioactive Jesus looming over me. Especially in the one sequence where it looked like the Mothership had returned to carry Jesus home.....
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:57 PM on September 9, 2013


> Those beaches look really nice. Why aren't people playing on them and swimming in the ocean?

A combination of it being too early/late in the day (and thus too cold for cariocas), with beaches north of Ipanema (including Copacabana) unfortunately being generally considered too dirty to swim in.

Protip: You can identify beaches in Rio by their distinctive sidewalk patterns, Copacabana looks like this, Ipanema/Leblon like this.
posted by Tom-B at 4:35 PM on September 9, 2013


This is really great photography/videography. He makes it look easy.
posted by zardoz at 5:12 PM on September 9, 2013


Those beaches look really nice. Why aren't people playing on them and swimming in the ocean?
It was winter when this was shot and by the shadows and car headlights I guess much of the beach shots were early morning or evening. Also the water current is cold.
On a full sunny day those beaches fill up.
Jesus doesn't radiate quite as much as you think from watching this which is HDV. I find him useful as a good weather indicator depending on whether he is visible or covered in Cloud.
posted by adamvasco at 5:40 AM on September 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


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