The amazing shots are of weed. The footage was taken and created by photographer Erik Christiansen for Oregon dispensary Oregrown. Each hyperlapse is composed of 50,000 separate photos, stitched together to make a seamless “hyperzoom” and they’re amazing to look at.
There are plenty of different strains of weed, which are created using different horticultural techniques. Weed fans and aficionados are totally enamored with the look for their strains — what color they are, how dense they are and what they’re shaped like. Those who aren’t as into cannabis may think that it all looks this same. But it’s actually in intricate combination of flowers, stems, stalks and seeds, similar to any other plant.
Along with the those, the “colas” are also comprised of calyxes, pistils and trichomes. These comprise the bulky parts of the plant and create the distinct colors and textures that are highlighted in the video. Weed, like any other natural entity, also has an artful aspect to it. While many see it as ugly, dangerous or unremarkable it also has its own amazing natural entities. So weed fans and skeptics alike should take a look at Christiansen's photos, that definitely capture the complexity and the inherent beauty of the stuff.