Chasing the Light

Here is a timelapse compilation i made from the area i live in 🙂

Enjoy 🙂

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Sometimes, bad stuff happens for a reason :-)

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.

I guess sometimes stuff happens for a reason 🙂

Here are also some pictures i took 🙂

Aurora Borealis over Molde, Norway, 30.01.2015

Aurora Borealis over Molde, Norway, 30.01.2015

Aurora Borealis over Molde, Norway, 30.01.2015

Aurora Borealis over Molde, Norway, 30.01.2015

Timelapse – Midnight sky over Molde, Norway

Shot this timelapse a couple of days ago, been composing and rendering it today, check it out.

Tecnical details:
Camera : Canon 5D mk2
Lens: 50mm 1.4
Aperture: f. 2.8
Shutterspeed: 5 seconds
ISO: 800
Intervalometer set to 7 seconds (Magic Lantern firmware hack)

Music credits:
“Prelude in C (BWV 846)” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Timelapse – December Sunrise

Shot a timelapse of the sunrise yesterday.

Specs:

Camera : Canon 5D mk2

Lens : Canon 50mm 1.4

Exif:

Shutter : 1/100

Aperture : f8

ISO: 400

I used the Magic Lantern firmware with a timelapse interval of 1 picture every 5 seconds.

The video consists of 425 images. Thats a video of approximatly 17 seconds (425/25 frames per second)

I adjusted the images in Photoshops RAW converter, and imported the sequence into After Effects for rendering into a video (h264, 1920x1080p, 120 mbps)

Since I did not have a tripod with me, I used the dashboard of my car. The running engine made the footage a little shaky, but I fixed that using motion tracking and stabilization in After Effects.

 

Enjoy =)

 

GoPro Hero timelapse


 

This time-lapse was shot on a GoPro Hero camera. Somehow I think the image is quite blurry at some points, I can’t really point out where the focus point is, although the camera is set to center weighted average.. (I’ve cropped away the edges, because the wide-angle lens captured the surrounding windowstills.

Going pro with the Go Pro Hero

Some weeks ago, we purchased a Go Pro Hero camera at work.
Our planned use for this camera is to shoot extreme angle shots while filming car test’s and similar commentaries.
But you can’t go out in field without knowing how the camera works, and how to properly mount it on the car.
Just imagine the wind resistance the suction cup mount must withstand at 100 kph (60 mph)..

So when going home from work I mounted the camera to the left side of car, underneath the side mirror.
I cleaned the area where the suction cup were to be mounted with a dry cloth, attached the suction cup, and tied a safety
string between the go pro camera and the side mirror, in case the suction cup should somehow fail.
I turned on the camera, jumped in the car and drove for approx. 25 minutes.

When i got to my destination and were to turn off the recording, the Go Pro camera simply crashed.
I had to take the battery out to reset it, but my recording were not to be recovered =(

Turns out it’s a good idea to format the SD card using the Go Pro camera’s own format function.

Well, the next day, with a fresh formatted SD card, I got the shot =)

Check out the sped up version below =)