Video above: Timelapse i took when my car was stuck
So, the other night I was Aurora Hunting close to my home, and I had to drive down this steep hill to get to my location.
I figured it was okay to take the risk, since there was ice to be seen on the road.
After almost driving down the entire hill, i turned the corner and guess what, solid ice covered the road..
My car started slipping slowly on top of the ice, and i had no way of turning around.
So I said to myself – Okay, lets just drive down there, do the shoot, and deal with eventual problems getting back up the hill afterwards.
I made it down the hill, did my shoot,ended up with boring aurora shots, saw that it was getting late and decided that I had to go back home.
I packed up my stuff, got in the car and started driving. And got stuck, really bad.
After spinning my wheels for a bit, I got out of the car and called my girlfriend to tell her I was going to be late.
As I hung up, I noticed the sky had exploded into a green aurora storm.
I grabbed my camera, and walked back down to the spot i was earlier on the evening.
I put my camera in time-lapse mode, and went on figuring out how to get my car back up the hill.
Since i was lucky, I found a shovel in a nearby building and borrowed it so that I could throw sand from a nearby river onto the icy road.
It took me nearly two hours of digging and trying, but I did eventually get the car loose and drove up the hill.
Now I just had to walk back down the steep hill to get my camera, which had recorded a beautiful time-lapse as I was working.
As the aurora notifications kept ticking in, I figured it was not quite time for bed yet, so I got dressed and walked outside the house. Magical. My best aurora images this year and a great Christmas-gift for a patient aurora hunter from mid-Norway!
Merry Christmas guys, thanks for following this blog 🙂
Clear blue skies at sunset. Everything was looking great for night photography.
When I grabbed my photo-gear and got in my car I got truly disappointed. Thick fog and nearly no visibility, even keeping the car on the road was sometimes difficult. So I told myself. Ok, this will be a challenge. Maybe nightshots in fog could work as a mystical effect if i found some lights? Or would I be able to somehow drive to a place where there was no more fog?
Then the idea struck me. What if I somehow was able to get higher up than the fog? Knowing the fog was humidity from the fjords, I drove up to Varden above Molde (Norway). When I got to the top I found this amazing view 🙂