‘SOARING’, A Short Film That Captures the Real-Time Beauty of Auroras in the Autumn Night Sky in Tromsø, Norway

Photographer Ole C. Salomonsen has captured in his short film, “SOARING,” the incredible beauty of Auroras in the autumn night sky as viewed from his home town of Tromsø, Norway.

SOARING is a shortfilm showing what is keeping many photographers sleepless through the winter nights in the arctic landscapes and rural areas of northern Norway; the northern lights. The film was shot this autumn from late august to mid November in and around the areas of the city of Tromsø, as well as on the beautiful island of Senja. All sequences are realtime video, no timelapse used. This film shows the auroras how they really 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, way to fast to be reproduced by timelapse. This video contains some of the wildest auroral displays I have witness in my life in the skies over Tromsø. These displays could never have been presented as they were without realtime video.

via PetaPixel

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.