Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Arctic light: a time-lapse perspective

This amazing video was taken by Norwegian film-maker Terje Sørgjerd. It's a series of time-lapse exposures taken in the Lofoten archipelago, inside the Arctic Circle. Treehugger reports:

According to Sørgjerd, the footage is from April 29th through May 10th, the days leading up to the Midnight Sun, or 24 consecutive hours of sunlight, on the archipelago Lofoten in Norway.

Wikipedia states, "The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon occurring in summer months at latitudes north and nearby to the south of the Arctic Circle, and south and nearby to the north of the Antarctic Circle where the sun remains visible at the local midnight. Given fair weather, the sun is visible for a continuous 24 hours, mostly north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle. The number of days per year with potential midnight sun increases the farther poleward one goes."

When the timing is right and the sunset meets the sunrise, it's an incredible event, and the photographer has captured the beauty of the lighting here. He states, "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."

There's more at the link. Here's the video. I highly recommend watching it in full-screen mode for maximum impact.

Stunning, isn't it?


1 comment:

trailbee said...

WOW!! Incredibly beautiful. Thank you.