The Mountain

Filmed between April 4 and 11, 2011, this time-lapse was shot from El Teide, the highest mountain in Spain (3,715m) and also the location of one of the world´s best observatories.

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April (​g3tsDW) 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 on Vimeo

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Monday, April 18th, 2011. Filed under: Color Photography Time-lapse

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