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Instead of propping up a camera on a tripod for an entire year to capture a timelapse of the seasons changing, Will Strathmann piloted his drone over some amazingly scenic landscapes in the spring, summer, fall, and winter, recreating the same flight path as closely as possible each time.

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Filming at the Pennsylvania farm started in the spring of 2015, and the final shot was in January of 2017. Seeing how starkly different the landscape looks before and after the trees lose their leaves is made all the more captivating and striking by the way Strathmann transitions between the seasons using Star Wars-esque wipes to reveal explosions of color, and the complete disappearance of foliage.

[Vimeo via The Awesomer]