Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Glimpse of Southern Norway by Morten Berg



In this time-lapse video, you’ll see scenes from the beautiful nature in Southern Norway. The spectacular fjord landscape in Geiranger is in the video as well as scenes from Jotunheimen, Rondane and Hjørundfjorden. You’ll also see Northern light/Aurora Borealis in the end of the video. Before every journey, I always try to pre-visualize the sequences as much as possible. In spite of this, it is often tough to capture sequences that really shine. Several times a lot of clouds and/or strong wind have tumbledown sequences I had planned in advance. In this unique project however, the luck has definitely been on my side. Moreover two water reflection sequences (0:15-0:36) i.e., turned out very nice in my view. The enchanted interaction between the mist and mirror surfaced- therefore, water at sunrise was a moment that will stay in my memory always. During my 4 years of time-lapse 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 3:16-3:26 also astonished me. I thought I had shot a rather foreseeable time-lapse sequence of the Milky Way over high peaks in Jotunheimen. When I started to edit the sequence in post-production, I observed 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 slight research, and I learned that the phenomenon was called Airglow- which is a faint emission of light caused by numerous processes in the earth’s upper atmosphere. I'm always looking for changes in nature when I shoot time-lapse, so this was definitely a surprise. This is my third time-lapse project from the gorgeous landscapes in Southern Norway, an area which has captivated me since my childhood. The utmost challenge though filming this project was finding perfect moments at the right place. On one instance, I had to spend a week just to capture the perfect moment in time. Unnecessary to say, this approach turned out to be rather time consuming, so this project was filmed over the course of 14 months. Thank you for watching my video. I hope you like it-share if you like

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Glimpse of Southern Norway from Morten Berg on Vimeo.