Every year in late November, above the Arctic Circle at 70˚ North, the sun disappears below the horizon and it does not reappear for almost two months
This period is called Polar Night. But even if the sun is gone, it is not totally dark. There is always some light during the day. Sometimes this light can be amazing, and you have to be there to understand how beautiful, strong and colorful it can be. But there are also days where the light is grey and colorless.
This is my first time-lapse project. As a still photographer I needed a new challenge. Since I live above the Polar Circle in Northern Norway, I choosed Polar Night as my theme. My goal was to show the beauty of the light in this period.
Taking around 80 000 images in total, I used around 25 000 images for this project in addition to the two minutes of film clips. All footage are shoot locally in the Lyngen Fjord area not more than 50 km from my home. I did this in the period of November and December 2015 and January 2016 unless two clips which is from the previous Polar Night.
Working with projects like this, let you know your equipment to the finest detail. I uses up to three Nikon cameras at the same time, with Nikon- and Nikonmountlenses. For the film clips I used a Sony camera. All sequences are shot static, unless three clips where I have used motion control systems.
I also had to learn some new software, which was the amazing LRTimelapse and for the final edit, Premiere Pro.
The soundtrack is «Immanuel» by Tony Anderson, licensed from the Music Bed.
No commercial use without permission.
For licensing e-mail me on jan(a)janrolsen.no