Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fantastic Northern Lights Video

Because every now and then we need a little break from the intense debates taking place in Congress, here's a video that I definitely thought was worth highlighting. In order to give you an idea of the preparation that went into giving us a glimpse of the northern lights, here's what its creator, Ole Christian Salomonsen, had to say about the video.
It is a timelapse video of the Northern Lights. All sequences are shot in or close to Tromsø in Northern Norway.

I have spent over 6months collecting footage for this, I have shot approx 50.000 stills to choose from in making this video. A goal for me has been to try to preserve the real-time speed of the northern lights, or come as close as possible, and present it the way I experienced it, instead of the northern lights just flashing over the sky in the blink of an eye. It may work on other time-lapse videos with fast moving clouds and sunsets etc, but with the northern lights in focus, it should be presented in it's true speed to reflect her beauty, imo. In the video I have put together a collection of slow moving auroras in the woods, over the mounatins, in the city, in the foreshore, reflected in the sea, with some of the most spectacular and strongest auroral outbreaks seen in many years. Included here is a coronal outbreak, in which I am particularly happy to present, since it is very difficult to get on stills, even worse on "film".

In The Land Of The Northern Lights from Ole Christian Salomonsen on Vimeo.

Major tip of the hat to John over at Americablog

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