11/29/2011 04:26 pm ET Updated Nov 30, 2011

Oregon In Stunning Time-Lapse (VIDEO)

As staid as the travel time-lapse genre has become, every now and then a clip can completely captivate. This is one of those times.

According to a description of the video, which was produced by Uncage The Soul Productions on Vimeo:

"The greatest challenge with this project was being in the right place at the right time. Night timelapse sequences particularly have an unexpected number of requirements to get the bright, stunning payoff. First, the moon should be around the New Moon phase (no moon) so as not to compete with outshining the stars, so that means we get about 5 days a month window. Next, weather must be cooperative with a dependable expectancy of cloudless skies. Here in Oregon, only the Summer months have good chance of clear skies, so only 1/4 of the year offers good chance of clear skies. So that means, we have three months in the year, with a 5 day window each month to plan with fingers crossed for epic star shooting conditions. That's only 15 days in a year"