- a timelapse short by Stian Rekdal - stianrekdal.com -

During winter,
when the sky is dark at night,
she appears.

The northern lights, or Aurora, are the visual manifestation
of the sun's interaction with the earth and it's magnetic field.
When high speed particles escape the sun, usually because
of a coronal mass ejection or solar wind, some of them hit
the earth's magnetosphere. The particles crash with those of
our atmosphere and emit light in the process. The color of the
light depends on how high in earth's atmosphere the particles
interact. Photographing them can be a challenge because of
their unpredictable nature. This video is a short selection of
my favourite shots recorded in the winter of 2013/2014 at
locations in Norway and Iceland.

The person in the shots at 1:18 - 1:26 is Robert Selfors
of Arctic Silver Innovations - vimeo.com/arcticsilver

Music: "Hope" by Lights & Motion
Licensed from TheMusicBed.com

Vigra - Ålesund, Norway
Grøtfjorden - Tromsø, Norway
Kirkjufell- Grundarfjörður, Iceland
Arctic Henge - Raufarhöfn, Iceland

Equipment used:

Nikon D800 / Nikon 14-24mm / Nikon 10.5mm f2.8 / Samyang 24mm f1.4
Dynamic Perception Stage One dolly / dynamicperception.com
LRTimelapse / Adobe Lightroom / Adobe After Effects

For footage licensing in up to 8k resolution, please visit stianrekdal.com/licensing
or browse my material available through Nimia: app.nimia.com/profile/stian.rekdal

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WEBSITE - stianrekdal.com
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FLICKR - flickr.com/stianrekdal

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