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When people talk about the North, they often refer to the midnight sun, and the endless days of summer. But in a way, it's the nearly endless night that fascinates me. And it's not from some morbid or pessimistic perspective - night is a beautiful time. A time when light and color play against movements that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
If you need any more proof of this, watch the start of an amazing timelapse from Vancouver by TimelapseHD (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_xMz2SnSWS4).
This video remains a work in progress, tracking my fascination with the night. But it seems fitting that I'm posting this on the day we can really start bidding night farewell. The clocks change, and all of a sudden it's apparent that there is more day than night, and that endless daylight is not far away.
I suppose this also marks the end of the opportunity to film the night in the way I have been. We still have night, but my criteria for filming this video was that temperatures must be below -30 and with stunningly clear night air.
Shot on a Canon 7D
18-55 F2.8 IS
70-200 F4 L
Anna Calvi (2011)
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[[And for those like myself annoyed/frustrated by the shakey camera on a couple of these shots, don't forget to turn OFF your image stabilization when shooting a timelapse!!]]