Posts Tagged ‘norway’

The Beauty of Norwegian Landscapes

My journey driving through the mountains of Norway in a camper.

Dec 11, 2014 · Anders Lönnfeldt

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…

Time-Lapse Perfectly Captures the Sunset Through a Hole in a Norwegian Mountain

It may have taken Harald Warholm years of trial and error, but he finally captured the time-lapse he’d dreamt of. The final video, embedded above, shows the sun passing perfectly behind and shining through Torghatten, a well-known mountain near Brønnøysund, Norway.

The clip is a mere 41 seconds, but it took days and days of work over the course of three long years to capture this event, which Warholm says only happens twice a year — once in Spring, and once in Fall.

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…

A Breathtaking Motion Time-Lapse Tour of Norway

Five months of work, 10,000 miles travelled, several tens of thousands of photographs taken… all of that to create a measly 5 minutes worth of footage. And yet, we would argue it was worth every minute, mile and press of the shutter (or intervalometer, as it were).

Simply titled Norway, the time-lapse above was captured by Morten Rustad of Rustad Media, and it took almost a half-year to get all of the shots he was looking for. Read more…

Behold Siste Skanse: The World’s Smallest Instant Photo Studio

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If you feel like the pseudo-studio in your spare room is too small for quality results, Siste Skanse may change your perspective a bit. Located in Tromsø, Norway, this small building’s claim to fame is that it’s the “World’s Smallest Instant Photo Studio.” Read more…

Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of the Northern Lights Dancing Over Norway

Photographer Ole C. Salomonsen loves shooting the northern lights or, as he calls them, the polar spirits. And for his most recent film he went all out by putting together time-lapse photography of the aurora above cities, in front of starry backgrounds and above gorgeous fjords with a couple of mind-blowing video captures thrown in for good measure. Read more…

Take An Annual Getaway and Rediscover Your Addiction to Photography

Each year, photographer and cinematographer Toby Lockerbie gets away for a couple of weeks to shoot something challenging and “rediscover the magic” of his art. This year, he went to Norway to exercise his love of “shoot[ing] lights in the dark.” Read more…

A Time-Lapse of a Train Journey Through the Four Seasons

The short 1-minute video above is a beautiful time-lapse showing a train ride in Norway that spans not just distance, but seasons. It was created by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, which recorded the exact same scenic 453-mile journey from Trondheim to Bodø in each of the seasons. The footage was then synchronized to show the same location at each time, and then made to transition from one to another in a seamless fashion.

You can find the full 10-hour videos and a behind-the-scenes explanation of how this project was created over on the company’s website.

Nordlandsbanen: minute by minute, season by season [NRK via The Creators Project]

First-Ever Hyperspectral Photo of Auroras

Auroras are quite popular as a photo subject these days, especially for time-lapse photography, but a team of researchers in Norway recently snapped pictures of one in a way that hasn’t been done before: with a hyperspectral camera. The special device can simultaneously capture multiple spectral bands of light. The composite photograph above was created by combining three such bands of light, with each one assigned a different RGB color.
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