Few journeys are more coveted than the Trans-Siberian railway from Beijing to Moscow. This video covering the 7,923 kilometers ride gives your the crispest and most beautiful insights in to every step along the way.
Those of you who follow me, might notice I feature certain photographers and videographers when they share new work. I know none of these artists in real life, nor do I owe them any debt of gratitude I am trying to pay off. My only motivation is a deep respect for the caliber of their work and my notion that high quality results achieved through hard work ought to receive the attention and notoriety it deserves.
I first shared filmmaker Dennis Schmelz's work back in April 2016 when he visited one of the places highest upon my "must visit" list: Lofoten, Norway. Then, in November 2017 he visited Greenland and I shared his work again. If you haven't seen these, you're in for a treat. Schmelz's videography could give a hermit crab wanderlust.
This time, we're taken along the famous trans-Siberian railway in a breathtaking tour of the way-points along its revered path. I always remark on the image quality, use of light, and color in Schmelz's videos and this new creation is no different on those fronts. However, for the first time I really paid attention to the sound effects being piped in to my ears. I didn't make a conscious choice to do so, and I can only guess that the wide and varied locations offered scope to get creative with the ambient sounds. Every chime and shuffle added to the sense that you are there, which is no small task for any filmmaker.
So sit back, open this video full-screen and in maximum quality, plug your headphones in, and put your wallets and purses far out of reach.