1. A new book about the Northern Lights has just been released. It differs from other books that it takes the reader on a journey from myths through Kristian Birkelands theory to modern science. Furthermore it includes details of how to hunt and take great pictures of these celestial lights (last three chapters). Thus the perfect tool for everyone that would like to learn more about hunting the magic lights and take amazing pictures.

    The book is written by unique team - a scienctist and an aurora photographer (and marine biologist).

    The book was presented at the Nordic Cool festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington 3rd March 2013
    kennedy-center.org/events/?event=ZNLPA

    A photo-exhibit based in the imagery from the book was part of the Winterludes festival in Ottawa (CA) in February.
    emb-norway.ca/News_and_events/event/Exhibit-Hunting-Aurora--Northern-Lights-Natures-Own-Magical-Lantern/

    The publishers web page:
    fpress.no/index.php?ID=Bok&counter=399

    Music played on Roland Jupiter 80 Synthesizer

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  2. Timelapse of comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS on 20 March 2013 as the comet sets behind the mountains in Ersfjorden, Northern Norway.

    Web: http://www.northernlightsphotography.no
    Blog: http://nordlysfoto.blogspot.no/

    Learn more about night-time photography: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMeRKWJNf9w

    Equipment used: Nikon D3, Nikon D800, AF-I Nikkor 300mm, AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm, Adobe Lightroom 4, Adobe After Effects.

    Music Credits: Chuck Berglund, Kerri Lake. Creative Commons 3.0 NC

    All right reserved.

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  3. All Time-lapse sequences were taken by the astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) (Thanks guys for making this available to the public for use!) All footage has been color graded, denoised, deflickered, slowed down and stabilized by myself. Clips were then complied and converted to 1080 HD at 24 frames/sec.

    Some interesting tidbits about the ISS. It orbits the planet about once every 90 mins and is about 350 Km/217 miles. The yellow/greenish line that you see over the earth is Airglow.

    Hope you all enjoy it and thanks for watching!

    P.S. It would be a dream to actually be up there in the ISS. Btw NASA, if you need a Biochemistry Ph.D to do some work for you up there, I’m your man, LOL!

    Music: "Manhatta" composed & performed by “The Cinematic Orchestra”
    itunes.apple.com/us/album/cinematic-orchestra-presents/id527221766
    All rights reserved to their respective owners.

    Edited by: Bruce W. Berry @ Website: bruce-wayne-photography.com

    Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,
    NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
    eol.jsc.nasa.gov
    eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/
    nasa.gov/multimedia/hd/
    earthobservatory.nasa.gov/

    Footage Note: The slower video represents a closer resemblance to the true speed of the International Space Station; this footage was shot at one frame per second. Clips are all marked with an *.

    Locations of Footage in the order they appear:

    1. A Jump over the Terminator
    2. Sarychev Volcano
    3. From Turkey to Iran*
    4. Hurricane Irene Hits the US
    5. Indian Ocean to Pacific Ocean Through the Cupola*
    6. Central Great Plains at Night*
    7. Aurora Borealis over the North Atlantic Ocean*
    8. Aurora Borealis from Central U.S.*
    9. Up the East Coast of North America*
    10. Myanmar to Malaysia*
    11. Western Europe to Central India
    12. Middle East to the South Pacific Ocean
    13. Aurora Borealis over Europe*
    14. City Lights over Middle East*
    15. European City Lights*
    16. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
    17. Moonglow over Canada and Northern U.S.*
    18. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (1)
    19. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (2)
    20. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (3)
    21. Stars and the Milky Way over the Atlantic*
    22. The Milky Way and Storms over Africa (1)
    23. The Milky Way and Storms over Africa (2)

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  4. Shot by me @ReidGower
    http://twitter.com/reidgower

    If you are interested in licensing my footage, I can be reached at reidgower@gmail.com

    Inspired by the makers of All I. Can vimeo.com/52728056, Baraka, TimeScapes

    http://www.facebook.com/VideoSapien

    Humans are part of the natural order. We're risen apes that acquired language and learned to use tools. Skyscrapers and spacecraft may seem unnatural, but they're just as much a part of the natural order as beaver dams and bird nests. Boring electrical lines hint at the energy solution of a mammalian species. Open your eyes to the world you've grown accustomed to, and rejoice in the fact that you participate in the human project. - @ReidGower - http://www.twitter.com/reidgower

    Music:
    Artist: DatA
    Song: "Blood Theme"
    Taken from the album "Skywriter"
    Courtesy of Ekler'o'shock Records and Naïve Editions
    https://www.facebook.com/0data0
    Buy the song on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/skywriter/id426310809

    Shot on:
    Nikon D300
    Canon 5DMII (courtesy of Victoria Camera Traders https://www.facebook.com/CameraTraders)
    GoPro Hero 2

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  5. Between January 23. and 29. I was again in Norway for shooting northern lights. This time I was very lucky, there was a lot of activity on the sky especially on the 24 January. The scenes are from Ravnastua, Skoganvarre and Lakselv. The first two days I had a lot of trouble with frozen Cameras. It was -25°C (-13°F) and after 1-2 hours of shooting the lens was frozen.

    I used a Canon 5D MarkII with ML, a 7D and a 550D with ML. All the scenes were shoot with this 3 lenses: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L on 5D, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 on 7D and my Samyang 8mm/f3.5 on 550D.

    The sound I found on the vimeo music store:
    Elemental by Pulse Faction
    Path of Stars by Jonathan Geer

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Hunting the Northern Lights

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What is more beautiful on a cold winter’s night than catching a glimpse of the northern lights or “aurora borealis” dancing across the sky?

For thousands of years people in the northern part of the world have marveled at the spectacular displays that…


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What is more beautiful on a cold winter’s night than catching a glimpse of the northern lights or “aurora borealis” dancing across the sky?

For thousands of years people in the northern part of the world have marveled at the spectacular displays that occasionally light up the night sky. This stunning phenomenon is deeply embedded in the mythology of many cultures, and in the past, the causes of northern lights were ascribed to everything from dancing spirits to God’s anger. But no one suspected a connection with the Sun until a little more than a hundred years ago, when an eccentric Norwegian scientist, Kristian Birkeland, realized that the Sun bombards the Earth with particles.

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