In this time lapse video, you will see scenes from the beautiful nature in Southern Norway. The breathtaking fjord landscape in Geiranger is in the video as well as scenes from Jotunheimen, Rondane and Hjørundfjorden. You will also see Northern light/Aurora Borealis in the end of the video.

Before every trip, I always try to pre visualize the sequences as much as possible. Despite this, it is often difficult to capture sequences that really shines. Many times too many clouds and/or strong wind have ruined sequences I had planned in advance. In this project however, the luck has definitely been on my side.

The two water reflection sequences (0:150:36) for example, turned out very nice in my opinion. The magical interaction between the mist and mirror surfaced- water at sunrise was a moment that will stay in my memory forever. During my 4 years of timelapse photography across Southern Norway, I have never witnessed a lake so calm and in such light. A gentle breeze, and the magic would have been destroyed. Lucky for me, it didn’t, I was at the right place at the right time.

The milky way sequence between 3:163:26 also surprised me. I thought I had shoot a rather predictable timelapse sequence of the Milky way over high peaks in Jotunheimen. When I started to edit the sequence in post production, I noticed that the color in the atmosphere changed during the sequence- from the usual dark blue to green. I knew that it couldn’t be the aurora as I was shooting towards the south. I did a little research, and I discovered that the phenomenon was called Airglow- which is a faint emission of light caused by various processes in the earths upper atmosphere. I’m always looking for changes in nature when I shoot timalapse, so this was definitely a surprise.

This is my 3rd timelapse project from the beautiful landscapes in Southern Norway, an area which has fascinated me since my childhood. The greatest challenge while filming this project was finding perfect moments at the right place. On one occasion, I had to spend a week just to capture the perfect moment in time. Needless to say, this approach turned out to be rather time consuming, so this project was filmed over the course of 14 months.

Motion controll:Emotimo TB3, Dynamic Perception Dolly and Enhanced Rotary Table.

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By Morten Berg

Featured on Votiv Earth on February 6th, 2015