Terje Sørgjerd's video of "The Mountain" and the stars


15 Responses to “Terje Sørgjerd's video of "The Mountain" and the stars”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing video. I loved it and I found it very moving. I look forward to more of your inspirational work! Thanks again!


  2. RebNachum says:

    Two words: A Stonishing.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

  4. angryhippo says:

    I need to get out of the city more often…

  5. pencilbox says:

    That was fantastic. Terje, thanks for creating something so moving.

  6. SamSam says:

    That was jaw-dropping. I want to go there right now. Will it be as pretty in July?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wow, some of these scenes are incredible. I want this as a screen saver. Anyone know how I can do it?

  8. MengerSponge says:

    I agree, these videos are stunning. I could watch this for hours.

    It’s easy to forget how much is up there when you live in a crowded city, and your night sky is (at best) the moon and a handful of barely-visible stars obscured by buildings and light pollution. I wish I lived somewhere that afforded views like these.

  9. nosehat says:

    Lovely, tasteful, and artfully edited together. Thanks for sharing it!

    It also avoided my main pet peeve with other time-lapse videos: [potential spoiler alert?] The music started as gentle piano music… and it stayed in the same vein throughout. It successfully resisted the temptation to jump to generic, fast-tempo techno music after 8 bars, or half way through. Hooray!

  10. Anonymous says:

    A little bit of context on what we can see in the video:

    The Teide is located in Tenerife, one of the central Canary Islands, which are part of the Spanish territory but that are located near of the western coast of Morocco.

    It’s indeed a great place to watch the stars, but temperature at night (even is summer) is near to 0°C, making it an inusually cold spot in Tenerife.

    In the video we can see a forest of (endemical) pine trees that were planted during the Seventies as a government foresting policy. They were planted in a too high concentration, and since then some of then have been cut down to allow the proper developement of the forest. The layer of clouds we see is indeed called “sea of clouds”, and is formed when a layer of humid hair is trapped by a higher layer of hot air and condensates.

    We can also appreciate some local flora, like the Verode (2:05, right of the screen) and the Sabina Canaria (torn trees around 2:30).

  11. Tritty says:

    except for the fjords and coast this looks a bit like AZ, even a few norwegian cacti like plants
    it looks like

  12. Anonymous says:

    The music was so lovely that I was hoping for a credit at th end of the video. No such luck, dammit.

  13. Anonymous says:

    that just chilled me out so much

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