Canon EOS 5D Mark II by Christian Mülhauser blows away the Northern Lights

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I confess! I'm a sucker for photos of the Northern Lights – maybe it is because I've never been blessed to see this incredible event (at least that's what I've seen it called) – so when I see a Canon EOS 5D Mark II timelapse put together I get a little giddy and have to share it. I've been reading about the recent solar flare activity and watching alerts go out on twitter (yes, now they have own alerts!) and there's a website for predictions too. I live in St. Louis Missouri and the odds of me seeing one here are very slim – so I love seeing videos like this. Hope you do too.

I posted this on planet5D cinema yesterday if you're interested in rating it!

Aurora 2012




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Last week I was again in Norway for shooting northern lights. This time I was very lucky, there was a lot of activity on the sky especially on the 24 January. The scenes are from Ravnastua, Skoganvarre and Lakselv. The first two days I had a lot of trouble with frozen Cameras. It was -25°C (-13°F) and after 1-2 hours of shooting the lens was frozen.

I used a Canon 5D MarkII with ML, a 7D and a 550D with ML. All the scenes were shoot with this 3 lenses: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L on 5D, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 on 7D and my Samyang 8mm/f3.5 on 550D.

The sound I found on the vimeo music store:

Elemental by Pulse Faction

Path of Stars by Jonathan Geer

via Aurora 2012 on Vimeo.

[source: tweet from @timescapes]

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