Aurora Borealis Timelapse Photography

Using a DSLR and a Dynamic Perception dolly, the team at Lights Over Lapland made a 14-minute timelapse of Aurora Borealis. The video was made using thousands of still photographs that were taken over the course of three years and assembled into a video using Final Cut Pro, though it’s worth noting that the images used are 100 percent unedited aside from basic pans and zooms:

According to the filmmakers, Abisko National Park in Sweden, where the video was made, is one of the best locations in the world to view the¬†spectacular¬†borealis due to many clear nights and the its presence in a rain shadow. After seeing this footage, it’s hard to disagree.

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One response to “Aurora Borealis Timelapse Photography”

  1. bev says:

    Well done! Just beautiful! What is the music you have playing? Philip Glass?

    If we are to praise your work, how much more so our grand Creator who is made the Aurora appear, and is the Ultimate Artist, partly because His work is 3D and everchanging. Wow.

    We are all fortunate that you made this wonderful video to share what most of us cannot freely see.

    Thank you.

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