I'm incredibly excited to share TWO brand new videos from the Canmore, Alberta area. Earlier this year, Jeff Bartlett and I teamed up with Travel Alberta to capture our adventure of chasing the Northern lights! In addition to shooting the night sky timeapse, Jeff and I worked together on creating a behind the scenes type adventure video that shows a bit of our journey out under the stars.
From the Milky Way glowing over frozen lakes, fog completely engulfing the town of Camore, to incredible aurora pillars, this timelapse has some of my favorite sequences I've ever shot.
We faced some incredibly cold temperatures (-20's!) along with some intense winds, but being out under the stars in Canmore was an amazing experience. This was my first time exploring this area of Alberta and I couldn't myself from wishing I had checked it out sooner.
You can check out the video above "Chasing the Aurora" to see my timelapse from the area and the video below to see the adventure video featuring Jeff and I.
It was really exciting to create these two videos side by side and get to show things off a bit differently than normal. Heading out to create a night sky timelapse can be an absolutely exhausting experience that's driven by excitement and lots of coffee. In new areas, you often spend a good part of the day exploring and looking for locations you can return after sunset.
That doesn't always leave a whole lot of time for things like sleeping or eating, but when everything falls in to place it makes every second worth it.
Jeff and I had a few extended stretches of being out for the entire night and then deciding that we would keep shooting through sunrise and in to the early morning hours. After a fresh coating of snow, everything just looked so beautiful we both had a hard time deciding when to call it and finally go rest.
This was honestly one of the most fun and exciting projects that I've had the privilege to work on. It was challenging, but definitely reward and I hope you enjoy the videos!
Be sure to follow along on Instagram!
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