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Spirit of Skyland

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August 2015 • MONGOLIA "Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery." - John Ruskin It was as if some kind of bad omen was trying to stop me from making this trip right from the onset. I have always wanted to visit this mysterious country. Something about it piques my interest and I just had to find out myself. The idea started way before the actual trip happened this summer. Weeks of research led me to my first setback - it was simply too costly to make this a solo trip to where I am going. Determined, however, I decided to share my travel interest on the web hoping to acquire kindred spirits who perhaps are willing to share this experience and cost. I had hope at first. But soon enough this too proved to be somewhat challenging to simply find a common travel window. By this time, I had lost momentum. Fast forward a few months, I gave it a surge of resurrection. But everything fell through in the end yet again. Stubborn and frustrated I decided to push through by myself. Nothing is going to stop me I thought. If this is how it is going to go down, then so be it. I am going to the Land of Eternal Blue Sky one way or another. Alas, what do I know right? Everything went berserk right from the moment I reached the airport. It was an utter nightmare. In the end, it took me more than 50 hours (for what should have been a 14-hour journey) to finally set foot in Mongolia. This was the turning point of my luck and the rest is history. Sheer beauty just about everywhere you look. Mountains, steppes, lakes, passes, valleys, rivers, streams, forests, cliffs, snow, falls, sun, stars, rain, skies. All raw, rugged, and wild. This journey was a hell of an adventure and it’s been nothing short of epic. Truly a dream come true for outdoors enthusiasts like me. The first half of the scenes in this video were shot around the Altai range in western Mongolia. In the second half, you will see scenes taken in the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park near Ulaanbaatar. Thanks for watching and hope you like it. MUSIC • Infinity by One Hundred Years (Licensed from Musicbed.com) • • • Filmed and edited by Wisnu Widjaja Shot using GoPro HERO 4 Edited using Adobe Premiere Pro & After Effects Graded using Adobe Lightroom © 2015 www.onefinesunday.com. All Rights Reserved. THIS WORK MAY NOT BE USED WITHOUT AUTHORISATION. COMMERCIAL USE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.