‘SOARING: Lights Over Norway’, Experiencing the True Northern Lights in Real-Time [VIDEO]
No timelapses here, this is all real-time footage of the northern lights and it’s magnificent. From late August to mid November, photographer Ole Salomonsen documented the northern lights around Tromsø and the island of Senja (both in Norway) to create his short film “SOARING.” What’s most unique about this video of the lights is that Salomonsen doesn’t use a timelapse technique. Instead, he captures this wondrous phenomena in real-time to show off its true, natural beauty as it would be witnessed by the human eye in reality.
On the video’s Vimeo page, Salomonsen writes:
This film shows the auroras [and] how they are in real world, not like in most timelapses where they flicker in ridiculous speeds over the screen. Most of the time, auroras move really slow and majestically. However, occasionally when you have a strong display, they may move really fast; too fast to be reproduced by timelapse. This video contains some of the wildest auroral displays I have witnessed in my life in the skies over Tromsø. These displays could never have been presented as they were without realtime video.