Sunchaser Pictures' Gavin Heffernan is back with another incandescent timelapse, this time of the city of Toronto covered in glistening ice after the arctic vortex passed through.
I was home over the holidays in Toronto during the epic ice storm of 2013 and I managed to bundle up and face the insanely cold temperatures to get some timelapses and document the damage — including a massive tree that crashed through the fence in our OWN yard (0:28-0:35) and a huge array of destruction unlike anything I've ever witnessed. As documented elsewhere, the ice storm also brought much beauty, with a blue blanket of transparent ice not seen since Schwarzenegger in BATMAN AND ROBIN.
Loving the surreal lighting effect of the ice on the trees, I experimented with utilizing / enhancing this in the second half of the video with a cocktail of Light Rays/Zooms/Rotations/Saturation — creating the kaleidoscopic "ICELIGHTING" effect you see. I imagine it's gonna be a "love it or hate it" effect, but I found it very transfixing, with a similar trippy rotational buzz I get from watching star trails.
You can see more of his work on his Vimeo page.