Category Archives: Utah

High Uintas

High Uintas, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, 2016 from Thayne Shaffer on Vimeo.

Here’s some footage from last summer’s camping trip to the Uinta Mountains in the Wasatch-Uinta-Cache National Forest in Utah. We actually carried the drone to the top of Bald Mountain (~12,000 ft). Not a bad hike, but quite a view from the top. It handled well up there, but as you can see the footage gets a little jumpy because of the wind up there.

Time Travels

Time Travels from Thayne Shaffer on Vimeo.

Four years, five states, fourteen locations, 8,130 photos and countless miles driven! Continue reading »

Rainy Roadtrip

Southern Utah Road Trip – 2015 from Thayne Shaffer on Vimeo.

It seems like it was a rainy year. I guess we can thank El Niño for that. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. Utah is all to often under drought conditions, and it’s nice to get the precip. But like a good friend of mine says, “This is no way to run a desert!”

Here are some images and video from our southern Utah road trip last fall. The weather made it difficult to do some of the time lapse work I hoped to do. It takes a while to set up, and even take down the equipment, and when it’s looking like rain you have to make risk-based decisions. In addition, I’m quickly learning that the wind is my biggest enemy. Just a little movement ruins a 45-minute sequence. But in the end it’s all good. I’d rather be out in the weather than in an office 🙂