Posts Tagged ‘northernlights’

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)

Watch the Northern Lights Dance Over Norway in Real-Time for 5 Breathtaking Minutes

If you’re like us, seeing the Aurora Borealis in person is high on your bucket list… quite possibly right at the top. The idea of watching this spectacular natural light show in real-time is thrilling, and while you don’t get there sitting on your couch reading this, the video above by Ole C. Salomonsen of Arctic Light Photo is about as close as you’re likely to get without being there in person.

Captured over the course of several months in Norway, Salomonsen has compiled the best of the best real-time footage he was able to capture with the Sony a7S into 5 minutes of northern lights bliss. Read more…

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…

What an Auroral Substorm Looks Like in Real Time

The Aurora Borealis (AKA Northern Lights) often makes an appearance in time-lapse videos of the night sky, but have you ever seen what it looks like in real time? That’s what Korean astrophotographer Kwon O Chul was able to capture in the video above.
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Stunning Aurora Borealis Photo Looks Like a Dog Jumping Through the Air

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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…

Aurora Borealis Time-Lapse Photographed Through an Airplane Window

Who says you need to travel to exotic locations to capture the aurora borealis in action? Sometimes, all you need is a window seat on a trans-Atlantic flight from London to NYC — at least that’s what happened for one lucky amateur photographer recently when he was treated to one heck of an ‘in-flight movie‘ right outside his airplane window. Read more…

Beautiful Photos of Auroras Shimmering Over Iceland by Stéphane Vetter

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French photographer Stephane Vetter is a master of capturing gorgeous photos of landscapes at night. One of his favorite things to shoot are the northern lights (AKA aurora borealis) over Iceland, so many of his long exposure photographs show greenish glows illuminating the sky above.
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