Midnattsol – The Midnight Sun – Nordland, Norway

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Published on September 10, 2016

At the end of May I travelled to Northern Norway to see the midnight sun. This occurs every summer for about a month. Most of this footage was shot around the island chain of Lofoten.

I was wondering what it was going to be like to be in constant daylight for 24 hours a day. I was surprised to realise how nice the light gets when the clouds disappear. The best shooting times started around 10pm at night and lasted well into the morning and most times I would be rocking up back home around 4am.

Needless to say I was pretty tired after this trip as sleeping during the day was not happening too well so I was living on around 3 hours of sleep per 24 hour period.

The exciting thing for me apart from being back in an amazing part of the world was having two new bits of kit to play with. I had recently just purchased the new Canon C300 mk2 and also DJI’s Phantom 4. I had finally made it to the world of 4K which for me has been a big step. Does it mean I’m going to shoot better material? Definitely not, but what I am seeing from this new Canon beast with it’s finer detail and improved dynamic range over the C300 mk1 is justification to me. As with all of the previous models of DJI Phantom’s I have owned the 4 is naturally the best, however my heart still races everytime I put the thing up hoping that this flight is not going to be it’s last.

I shot most of this footage using the Sigma 20mm, 35mm art series lenses with the ever versatile Canon 100mm Macro for most of the nice handheld shots.

Music was a track by Tony Anderson from “The Music Bed” It’s a great track as are all of Tony’s tracks.

Hope you enjoy…….watch in 4K if you can.

 

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