Terje Sorgjerd 定時攝影

The Mountain 一個星期的銀河 - Terje Sorgjerd, TSO Photography

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Introduction by Terje Sorgjerd:

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 ountains 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.

Music by my friend: Ludovico Einaudi - "Nuvole bianche" with permission.
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知名的挪威攝影師Terje Sorgjerd運用定時攝影拍攝銀河的一個禮拜,期間幾乎是不眠不休拍攝下這支3分鐘左右的影片,地點位於西班牙的最高峰-泰德峰(El Teide),短短的3分鐘影片實為整整7天的菁華。

Terje Sorgjerd算是「定時攝影」(縮時攝影,time lapse)的箇中翹楚,先前他也曾用過同樣的手法拍攝過極光以及泰國曼谷的市場。這次他特別到西班牙的泰德峰拍攝這支名為「山」的影片,當中捕捉到驚人的銀河景象。

攝影師Sorgjerd是在 4月4日 至 4月11日 拍攝下這支影片,而為了捕捉到完美的畫面,他在這7天中只睡了10小時。

當中最令他印象深刻的是 4月9日 的沙塵暴,當時他正在進行一項長達5個小時的定時攝影,沒想到拍攝地點卻遭到沙塵暴襲擊。因為沙塵暴,攝影師Sorgjerd什麼也看不到,他當時也覺得這段影片毀了,不過事後觀看影片時,發現沙塵暴竟像是一朵雲一樣飄過鏡頭,背後的銀河還是清晰可見,別有美感,這畫面出現在32秒左右。

The Arctic Light 北極光 - Terje Sorgjerd, TSO Photography

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Introduction by Terje Sorgjerd:

This was filmed between 29th April and 10th May 2011 in the Arctic, on the archipelago Lofoten in Norway.

My favorite natural phenomenon is one I do not even know the name of, even after talking to meteorologists and astrophysicists I am none the wiser.What I am talking about I have decided to call The Arctic Light and it is a natural phenomenon occurring 2-4 weeks before you can see the idnight Sun.

The Sunset and Sunrise are connected in one magnificent show of color and light lasting from 8 to 12 hours. The sun is barely going below the horizon before coming up again. This is the most colorful light that I know, and the main reason I have been going up there for the last 4 years, at the exact
same time of year, to photograph. Based on previous experience, I knew this was going to be a very
difficult trip. Having lost a couple of cameras and some other equipment up there before, it was crucial to bring an extra set of everything. I also made sure I had plenty of time in case something went wrong.

If you can imagine roping down mountain cliffs, or jumping around on slippery rocks covered in seaweed with 2 tripods, a rail, a controller, camera, lenses, filters and rigging for 4-5 hour long sequences at a time, and then having to calculate the rise and fall of the tides in order to capture the essence - it all proved bit of a challenge.

And almost as if planned, the trip would turn out to become very difficult indeed. I had numerous setbacks including: airline lost my luggage, struggling to swim ashore after falling into the Arctic sea: twice, breaking lenses, filters, tripod, computer, losing the whole dolly rig and controller into the sea, and even falling off a rather tall rock and ending up in the hospital. As much as I wanted to give up, the best way Out is always “Through”. I am glad I stuck it through though because there were some amazing sunrises waiting. At 1:06 you see a single scene from day to night to day which is from 9pm to 7am. Think about that for a minute.. 10 hours with light like that.

I asked the very talented Marika Takeuchi to specifically compose and perform a song for this movie, and what she came up with is absolutely remarkable. Thank you very much Marika!

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