Northern Lights in Kirkenes

The Northern lights are a truly fascinating sight. They are so elusive – you cannot buy them and they are not always there when you chase them. We travelled to Finnland and Norway for one week with a lot of gear: Two Canon 5D Mk IIIs, a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8, a Canon 24mm f/1.4, a Samyang 35mm f/1.4 and a Samyang 85mm f/1.4 (part of it rented) and two tripods. The film is made of classic time lapse sequences from hundreds of RAW-pictures as well as from directly filmed clips (one 5D with ML and FPS override set at 1 to 2.5 frame per second). The footage was denoised with Neat Video in After Effects where necessary.
The music was specifically recorded for this film by a friend, Gion Stump, to include Sam Naef playing the violin. I further added some NASA footage to illustrate the nature of the Northern lights. Enjoy the pictures along with the music!

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