Iceland - Land of the Midnight Sun


The summer days in Iceland are long and sometimes referred to as "endless".  The sun doesn't fully set which is a photographer's dream.  The slow sunsets and sunrises make incredible pictures and timelapse videos in this case. If you are looking to catch the "midnight sun" in Reykjavik this occurs between the 16th and the 29th of June. During the winter months it is the exact opposite.  The days are dark and the sun only comes out for a couple hours. The video is a beautiful display of colors and icelandic scenery. It also highlights the various waterfalls and landscapes you will come across if you travel around the island.  

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SCIENTIFANTASTIC describes their film:

Midnight Sun: A natural phenomenon occurring in the summer months north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day.

Shot entirely in Ultra HD 4K resolution, this short time lapse film was shot during the Icelandic Midnight Sun in June of 2011.

For 17 days I traveled solo around the entire island shooting almost 24 hours, sleeping in the car, and eating whenever I had the time. During my days shooting this film I shot 38,000 images, traveled some 2900 miles, and saw some of the most amazing, beautiful, and indescribable landscapes on the planet. Iceland is absolutely one of the most beautiful and unusual places you could ever imagine. Especially during the Midnight Sun when the quality of light hitting the landscape is very unusual, and very spectacular.

Iceland is a landscape photographers paradise and playground, and should be number 1 on every photographers must visit list. Iceland during the Midnight Sun is in sort of a permanent state of sunset. The sun never full sets and travels horizontally across the horizon throughout the night, as can be seen in the opening shot and at the :51 second mark in the video.

During the Arctic summer, sunset was at midnight and sunrise was at 3am. The Arctic summer sun provided 24 hours a day of light, with as much as 6 hours daily of "Golden light". Once the sun had set it wouldn't even get dark enough for the stars to come out, and they don't start to reappear until August.

My advice to everyone out there, photographer or not, is simple... You MUST visit Iceland sometime during your lifetime. You will never regret it.

Cameras and Lenses:
2 Canon 5DII DSLR cameras
1 Canon 7D
Various Canon lenses

Music by This Will Destroy You
Song: "The World is Our"





      Location Info:  Iceland
      GPS: 65.021362   -18.537808
      Accuracy: near
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