Time-Lapse Lust: Aurora, Mountain, Arctic Light, Water

Posted on November 10, 2011


Time-lapse cinematography is an ever-impressive technique for documenting a particularly long duration of passing time. The discipline is mostly used for capturing natural and urban landscapes, construction, and the growing or dying life.

One of Terje Sorgjerd's rigs from shooting The Arctic Light. Photo: theauroraflickr / Terje Sorgjerd

One of Terje Sorgjerd's rigs from shooting The Arctic Light. Photo: theauroraflickr / Terje Sorgjerd

For Oslo, Norway-based photographer Terje Sorgjerd, and his photo suite TSO Photography, his time-lapse devotion has led him towards chasing natural phenomenons. His gear? Camera: Canon 5D Mark II; Lenses: Canon 24mm/1.4, Canon 16-35mm/2.8, Sigma 12-24mm.

The Aurora” focuses on one of the biggest aurora borealis shows in recent years –shot in and around Kirkenes and Pas National Park bordering Russia.

The Mountain” was filmed in mid-April 2011 around El Teide –Spain’s highest mountain at 3718m. It’s one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars, and Sorgjerd’s mission was to capture the Milky Way galaxy.

The Arctic Light” was filmed in early-May 2011 in the Arctic on the archipelago Lofoten in Norway. According to Sorgjerd, he’s not quite sure what to call this particular phenomenon –but we’re grateful he did.

“My favorite natural phenomenon is one I do not even know the name of, even after talking to meteorologists and astrophysicists I am none the wiser. What I am talking about I have decided to call The Arctic Light and it is a natural phenomenon occurring 2-4 weeks before you can see the Midnight Sun.”

“The Water” was filmed in August 2011 and is his interpretation of the fjord landscape in western Norway.

Having a few projects in the works, including a shoot in Turkey naming it “The Fairytale” and a two-year project intended for 60min blu-ray/dvd. Stay tuned for more natural phenomenons from Terje Sorgjerd.

Via VentureThere.com. Justin Gural is a contributor to VentureThere.coma member of USA TODAY’s Travel Alliance covering adventure sports, active travel and the outdoor lifestyle.