One year of planning, one year of shooting, and four months of post-production is a lot of time to spend on a single timelapse, but photographer Morten Rustad‘s creation SEASONS of NORWAY makes a good case for the old saying: good things come to those who wait.
Well, maybe “wait” isn’t quite right: more like “hike.” Good things come to those who hike. To capture his 8K masterpiece, Rustand travelled a total of 20,000 Km (not all on foot, but still…) and filled up 20TB worth of hard drive space with 200,000 photos from his Sony A7r II, Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4, and Canon 5D Mark III.
It was, in short, a mammoth undertaking that set Rustand in front of some of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth—all of them, as it happens, in Norway.
“With its imposing mountains, endless plateaus and echoing valleys, Norway is a country where nature takes the lead,” writes Rustad in the video’s description. “Using time-lapse, this film attempts to capture the ebb and flow of the seasons.”
The result is one of the most beautiful nature timelapses we’ve seen, and a great way to spend 6 minutes and 51 seconds this Friday evening. Watch the 8K timelapse for yourself up top (assuming your monitor and graphics card can even handle that kind of resolution) and then check out more of Rustad’s work on his website, Facebook, and Instagram.
Image credits: All photos by Morten Rustad and used with permission.