This 40 Second Timelapse Of A Sunset Behind Mt. Torghatten Took 3 Years To Make

Nov 10, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

This 40 Second Timelapse Of A Sunset Behind Mt. Torghatten Took 3 Years To Make

Nov 10, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

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norway sunsetPatience doesn’t always come naturally to some of us, but as photographers it’s definitely a characteristic we should all possess. Take timelapse artist, Harald Warholm, for example. Had he not been determined and patient as a the year is long, we might never have been treated to the timelapse he just completed–3 long years after he started. Though The Sun In The Hole of Mt. Torghatten is only 45 seconds long (that’s short compared to most timelapse videos we share here) watching it, you begin to understand just why it took so long to complete.

“After nearly three years of trial and failure, I finally managed to get a timelapse of the sun passing behind and shining through the hole in Torghatten, a small but famous mountain near Brønnøysund, Norway. I’ve never known the exact time this happens, other than it happens twice a year, in the autumn and spring. Also, the weather has never been on my side, until a few days ago. I finally nailed it! As a photographer, I live for these moments, when several years of work finally pays off.”

Of course, for those less interested in character building exercises, apps like Photopills and The Photographer’s Ephemeris can help you take a lot of the guesswork out of the planning stages for these types of shoots. But, there’s a lot to be said for Warholm’s perseverance and tenacity in getting the job using the tools that were available to him–that is, after all, part of what makes a great photographer.

Take a look at Warholm’s clip, here:

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4 responses to “This 40 Second Timelapse Of A Sunset Behind Mt. Torghatten Took 3 Years To Make”

  1. Karen Danks Avatar
    Karen Danks

    Beautiful! Living in Michigan I totally understand the struggle. :)

    1. doge Avatar
      doge

      Totally. Living in Michigan I find it extremely difficult to get good timelapses of the sunsets in Norway.

      1. Leti Avatar
        Leti

        This tool might help you http://sunrise-sunset.org/

        Regards!

  2. Ralph Hightower Avatar
    Ralph Hightower

    Applause!