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Time-Lapse Video: The Mountain

Posted by Avital Pinnick on April 27, 2011

Another astonishingly beautiful time-lapse video by Terje Sorgjerd. He filmed it April 4 and 11, 2011, at El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain (3718 meters). He writes,

The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains 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.

Terje Sorgjerd’s Facebook page: TSO Photography

2 Responses to “Time-Lapse Video: The Mountain”

  1. Mimi said

    Thank you for posting this, Avital. Literally awesome, and the piano accompaniment was perfect.

    • Avital Pinnick said

      His work is amazing. You should see his Aurora Borealis time-lapse video, too. It’s stunning.

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