Posts Tagged ‘auroraborealis’

Shooting Self-Portraits Under the Northern Lights

If you’ve always dreamed of taking pictures of the northern lights, the video above will give you a small taste of what it’s like. Swedish astrophotographer Göran Strand captured the behind-the-scenes footage recently when he drove out into the wilderness in the dead of night to chase auroras.
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Time-Lapse Shows the Beauty of the Auroras as Seen from Space

Seeing and photographing an aurora is probably on many a photographer’s bucket list, but only a handful of people have ever had the opportunity to witness the phenomenon in person from space.

In order to offer a taste of this beauty to us non-astronaut folk, Selmesfilms created the time-lapse video above with photographs captured from the International Space Station. Be sure to watch it in high-definition and in full screen. Enjoy.

(H/T Laughing Squid)

The Story Behind this Incredible Mountaintop Northern Lights Photograph

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Conveying the grandeur of the Aurora Borealis is a serious challenge for a photographer. How are you supposed to capture the splendor of the event, give it a sense of scale, and somehow imbue that photograph with the emotion involved in actually witnessing the polar spirits for yourself?

There probably isn’t a magical mixture of ingredients that will yield the ideal northern lights photograph, but the image above by photographer Max Rive is one of the closest we’ve seen, and he was kind enough to share the details behind it with us. Read more…

Video of the Aurora Borealis in Real Time Shot on the Sony A7s at ISO 25600 with No Noise Reduction

Most Aurora Borealis videos are time-lapses, because cranking the ISO high enough for bright real-time video would normally result in a noisy mess. That, however, was before cameras like the Sony A7s came along. Read more…

Icelandic Lava Cave and Northern Lights Captured Together in Breathtaking Composition

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How far would you go to capture a beautiful photograph? Would you spend almost an entire night inside a dark, freezing cold, kilometer-long lava cave in Iceland? Because that’s what photographer Ingólfur Bjargmundsson had to do to capture this stunning composite of the aurora through a cave’s skylight. Read more…

Stunning Aurora Borealis Photo Looks Like a Dog Jumping Through the Air

Aurora Borealis In Fairbanks Alaska on 03-21-2014

Time-lapse photographer Ole Salomonsen once referred to the aurora borealis as the ‘polar spirits,’ and characterized their movements as dancing. Well, after seeing the image above by photographer John Chumack we’re tempted to conclude that the polar spirits have pets that do some jumping while their parents dance. Read more…

Silent Storms: A Northern Lights Timelapse that Stands Out from the Crowd

Time-lapse photographer Ole C. Salomonsen specializes in the northern lights. But before you skip over this post because you’ve seen about a billion more aurora time-lapses this month, we suggest you click play and give Ole’s work a shot. Read more…

Time-Lapse of Icelandic Landscapes Makes the Most of the Rare Solar Maximum

Of the places I’m hoping to visit throughout my life, Iceland is in the top three. And although I don’t need any more motivation, this absolutely beautiful time-lapse by Evosia Studios’ Henry Jun Wah Lee manages to tempt me even more. Read more…

Time-Lapse Captures Astonishingly Bright Aurora Borealis Over Sweden

In Sweden’s Abisko National Park, 2014 has been something of a God-send for time-lapse photographers. In the first 32 nights of the year, the so-called ‘polar spirits’ have come out to dance 29 times! But even that couldn’t have prepared photographer Chad Blakley for the spectacular light show he captured on February 1st. Read more…