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Silent Storms from Ole C. Salomonsen on Vimeo.

Silent Storms is my fourth consecutive aurora/astro film. In a way Silent Storms shows how the night skies can be during the three seasons we have darkness here in northern arctic Scandinavia; autumn, winter and spring. It was filmed in Norway, Finland and Sweden, primarily around the Tromsø area, Norway.

The “storms” referred to, are the geomagnetic storms which takes place in the atmosphere when a strong solar wind hits earth, often followed by a CME. When a geomagnetic storms takes place, it can last for days, with several substorms causing auroras to appear. Although there has been reports of audible auroras, this has yet to be proven scientifically.

Shooting through these different seasons raises different challenges, and opportunities. Late august/early september you are still battling against the sun, with the skies appearing very bluish. When the sun finally is low enough beneath the horizon, and there is still no snow, you have pitch black darkness, and it is difficult to use and lit foregrounds properly, unless the moon is present. At this period, I find using silhouettes exciting. When winter has settled you have the most beautiful period, with snow coverd trees, icy reflective grounds, partially frozen rivers etc. In March/April when spring arrives, sun is coming back, causing bluish skies again, but you also get beautiful colors from the sun in the horizon to combine with auroras, if lucky.

Shooting milky ways/startrails this far in the northern hemisphere is challenging as well. First because of the obvious that we cannot see the strongest parts of the milky way up here, but also because there always seem to be som auroras “interfering” when you’re planning to shoot an astro shot, even if activity is reported to be low.

The film is made primarly of stills, two sequences are realtime video (03:17 and 03:38). The still sequences has been slowed down in post to a speed I feel is representative for a fast to to normal authentic moving aurora, although still to a speed/length which allows fitting the sequences within the timeframe of such a short video.

Some sequences was added panning to using motion control and rails from Dynamic Perception.

This video is in HD video 720p, but the film is available in full HD 1080p, and 4K/UHD, please contact for licensing inquiries.

Shot using Canon DSLRs + lenses. The realtime sequences was shot in RAW 14bit video using Magic Lantern Firmware on the 5D Mark III.

Check out my previous projects here:
vimeo.com/64122803 - POLAR SPIRITS (2013)
vimeo.com/40555466 - CELESTIAL LIGHTS (2012)
vimeo.com/21419634 - LAND OF NORTHERN LIGHTS (2011)

Commercials:
vimeo.com/82181786 - HOME OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS (2013)
vimeo.com/68924195 - HUNTING THE LIGHT (2013)

More info about me:
arcticlightphoto.no
facebook.com/arcticlightphoto

Music: AJ Hochhalter
Licensed from: The Music Bed
themusicbed.com

Ole

Déjame Vivir Official Trailer - Summits of My Life from Summits of My Life on Vimeo.

Mountain lovers: the second episode of Summits of My Life is here! Déjame Vivir is available starting on March 27th!

Throughout history, there have always been people who have chosen to live differently. Discover the Kilian way in Déjame Vivir, an epic adventure lived on Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Mount Elbrus, three emblematic peaks in Europe. Will Kilian manage to conquer the three summits that have fascinated him since childhood?

Share the pain, frustrations and joy of Kilian and his friends who elected to experience mountains in a different way, like other mountaineers had done before. They, just like all those who are drawn passionately to the mountains, like you, are not afraid of living.

You can now get the dvd or download the film or contribute to the project by becoming a Friend on store.summitsofmylife.com . Read about the full project on summitsofmylife.com

The Emerald Isle - Luke Whiteside, Jake Higgins 2012 from Luke Whiteside RadabeProductions on Vimeo.

**WARNING - STROBE LIGHTING**

On The road 2012 - Luke Whiteside and Jake Higgens
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Luke Whiteside and Jake Higgens set off on a roady around the North Coast and the west Coast of Ireland to Surf some of the most amazing Waves in the world

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— Pencil Full Of Lead — Paolo Nutini
— City Lights — Blackmill
— Puppy — Netsky

Thanks for Watching,
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year x
Luke

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