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The Arctic Light – Another Awesome Timelapse Video by Terje Sorgjerd

Posted on May 31, 2011 in Photography

The Arctic Light – Another Awesome Timelapse Video by Terje Sorgjerd

Terje Sorgjerd, the guy who shot the Beautiful Milky Way Galaxy Time-lapse and the Amazing Time-Lapse Video of the Aurora Borealis videos a few months ago, has been at it again. This time, Terje Sorgjerd brought to us another great timelapse video of The Arctic Light, which it is a natural phenomenon occurring 2-4 weeks before you can see the Midnight Sun. This was filmed between 29th April and 10th May 2011 in the Arctic, on the archipelago Lofoten in Norway.

The Sunset and Sunrise are connected in one magnificent show of color and light lasting from 8 to 12 hours. The sun is barely going below the horizon before coming up again. This is the most colorful light that I know, and the main reason I have been going up there for the last 4 years, at the exact same time of year, to photograph. Based on previous experience, I knew this was going to be a very difficult trip. Having lost a couple of cameras and some other equipment up there before, it was crucial to bring an extra set of everything. I also made sure I had plenty of time in case something went wrong.

If you can imagine roping down mountain cliffs, or jumping around on slippery rocks covered in seaweed with 2 tripods, a rail, a controller, camera, lenses, filters and rigging for 4-5 hour long sequences at a time, and then having to calculate the rise and fall of the tides in order to capture the essence – it all proved bit of a challenge.

At 1:06 you see a single scene from day to night to day.

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Music: “The Arctic Light” by Marika Takeuchi


  1. christina June 2, 2011

    I absolutely loved this ‘Arctic Light’

    Extremely Beautiful. The music was wonderful for the pictures!
    How may I purchase this music?

    Thank you,

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