Sunday, May 8, 2011

The beautiful sky we take for granted



I know that im supposed to only blog pictures but this video is really something else . The man quits job, travels 60000 miles and takes 37000 pictures of the night sky and joins it together for this marvelous motion picture .Heres the description for the video :


This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide.
Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.

The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.

A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.

Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.

32 comments:

  1. Wow you seem to have an interesting job.. or hobby...

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  2. wow thanks for posting this , was looking for a video like this ! :)

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  3. I also do agree people usually take the little things for granted, never notice until it's gone.

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  4. I always have such an admiration for people like the man who made this video (did you happen to catch his name by chance)

    This here we have a true risk taker - up and quitting his job to TRULY experience life - how many of us can say we've really even come close?

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  5. Cool post. Hope for a lot more like this ^^.

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  6. Amazing video, simply breathtaking

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  7. Beautiful, very artistic :)
    Great post, followed!

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  8. That's really awesome and beautiful, time lapse in dislocated places = amazing videos.

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  9. Full screen HD is win :) The difference between time lapse photography and actual video is amazing.

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  10. A video like this was what my day needed.
    +Follow.

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  11. Ooo, nice video. I look forward to future material.

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  12. Interesting video, good stuff.

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  13. Hey a friend referred me on- great work mate, some real awesome shots!

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  14. very beautiful! can't wait to see the next post :o

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  15. Dang, that's a beautiful video. Great job bro!

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  16. such a beautiful movie, just great. thanks for posting!!

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  17. Had to show it to a friend, great vid!

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  18. beautiful and inspiring, great job!

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  19. Love spending the day on the fresh air

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  20. This guy is Norwegian, and for once I feel proud for being as well! Really love his work.

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