The Tropic of Capricorn is a photo-book and short time-lapse video expected to be out in January 2013. This is sort of a preview by photographer Greg Kiss with breath taking images shot across 10 countries and 3 continents! Have a look below, I’m sure you will agree that this is definitely some of the finest landscape photography. Seriously, sometimes in the chaos all around, I have to stop and remind myself that there are actually beautiful places out here on earth, like the ones shot in this video.
On his Vimeo, Greg says – “Altiplano as well as the Atacama Desert, the Namib Desert or the Kalahari Desert among many other fascinating landscapes in the world, are located at or near the Tropic of Capricorn. However, there is no single photo book portraying (only) these beautiful places. Moreover, there is no single photo book with additional time-lapse video footages available on Blu-ray or available to download. I want to close this gap by showing these beautiful landscapes to a worldwide audience with my debut time-lapse short film and photo book project THE TROPIC OF CAPRICORN”
Furthermore, you can pre-order the photo-book which will help Greg to fund this project.
On another note, The Tropic of Capricorn, or Southern tropic, marks the most southerly latitude on the Earth at which the Sun can be directly overhead. This event occurs at the December solstice, when the southern hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun to its maximum extent.
Where does Tropic of Capricorn get its name? The Tropic of Capricorn is so named because about 2000 years ago the sun was entering the constellation Capricornus on the December solstice. In modern times the sun appears in the constellation Sagittarius during this time. The change is due to precession of the equinoxes.
Suddenly, I feel the urge to celebrate my own depressive, cold saturnian capricorn’ness with 30 Seconds To Mars’-Capricorn
So I run, hide and tear myself up, I’ll start again with a brand new name.