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Terje Sørgjerd has done it again!

14 hours ago Terje Sørgjerd uploaded his newest compilation of timelapses to vimeo. It now has 106 000 views... in 14 hours!

Here's the description he put up on vimeo.

This was filmed between 29th April and 10th May 2011 in the Arctic, on
the archipelago Lofoten in Norway.

My favorite natural phenomenon is one I do not even know the name of, even after talking to meteorologists and astrophysicists I am none the wiser.What I am talking about I have decided to call The Arctic Light and it is a natural phenomenon occurring 2-4 weeks before you can see the Midnight Sun.

The Sunset and Sunrise are connected in one magnificent show of color and light lasting from 8 to 12 hours. The sun is barely going below the horizon before coming up again. This is the most colorful light that I know, and the main reason I have been going up there for the last 4 years, at the exact
same time of year, to photograph. Based on previous experience, I knew this was going to be a very
difficult trip. Having lost a couple of cameras and some other equipment up there before, it was crucial to bring an extra set of everything. I also
made sure I had plenty of time in case something went wrong.
If you can imagine roping down mountain cliffs, or jumping around on slippery rocks covered in seaweed with 2 tripods, a rail, a controller,
camera, lenses, filters and rigging for 4-5 hour long sequences at a time, and then
having to calculate the rise and fall of the tides in order to capture the essence - it all prved bit of a challenge.

And almost as if planned, the trip would turn out to become very
difficult indeed. I had numerous setbacks including: airline lost my
luggage, struggling to swim ashore after falling into the Arctic sea: twice, breaking lenses, filters, tripod, computer, losing the whole dolly rig and controller into the sea, and even falling off a rather tall rock and ending
up in the hospital. As much as I wanted to give up, the best way Out is
always “Through”. I am glad I stuck it through though because there were some amazing sunrises waiting. At 1:06 you see a single scene from day to night to day.

I asked the very talented Marika Takeuchi to specifically compose and
perform a song for this movie, and what she came up with is absolutely remarkable. Thank you very much Marika!

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R/C Aerial Camera Ridiculousness

This is straight bananas. Very, very cool. plus it has a rad shot of homeboy Dooine.


My Boy Jaeden

My friend Jaeden got really good at skiing over the past couple years.  Check out his season edit and rate it up on Newschoolers if you have an account.

remember the name because you're sure to hear it again in the future.


Raine is 19

Raine turned 19 two days ago so naturally we celebrated a little. The birthday boy managed to hold down a shot for every year of his life plus some. I am impressed. Here's some moments I captured from the evening.

Casual muffdive.

salad dressing + sour cream + s&p + onion + jalapeno + a little beer.  sorry.

Cake rigs.

Just a little texting break on our 4 block long walk that took an hour.

Tessa can lick her elbow.



Lhotse Ski Expedition Dispatch 2

Here's the second video from the expedition to ski the Lhotse Couloir. Lhotse is one of the 4 remaining 8000m mountains (Lhotse, K2, Makalu, and Kangchenjunga) to be skied from the summit. To give some perspective, here's a photo of Lhotse in between Everest and Nuptse.

And this ribbon of snow coming off the summit is the couloir they are attempting to ski.


DSLR Camera Simulator

This is a pretty cool little website that allows you to play around with some of the different manual settings you will find on an SLR or DSLR and see how they effect the outcome of a photo. I learned most of this stuff just from playing around with my camera and reading about it, but if you don't have one this is a great tool to learn more about the basics of manual settings and how they can make a difference in a photo.


Random Thoughts of Modern Day People

I stumbled upon this gem on stumbleupon (ha!). Enjoy!

1. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

2. More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

3. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

4. I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter?

5. Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

6. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

7. The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.

8. Do you remember when you were a kid playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

9. There is a great need for sarcasm font.

10. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the fck was going on when I first saw it.

11. I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.

12. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

13. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

14. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

15. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.

16. A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.

17. Was learning cursive really necessary?

18. Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

19. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

20. Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

21. Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

22. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

23. Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in' examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)...ummm...Goonies"

24. What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

25. While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.

26. MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

27. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

28. I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.

29. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

30. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

31. Bad decisions make good stories

32. Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!

33. Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?

34. If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.

35. Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....

36. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

37. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.

38. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to fall after leaning your chair back a little too far.

39. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

40. I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

41. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damnit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

42. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

43. When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.

44. I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

45. Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...

46. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

47. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

48. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

49. I think that if, years down the road when I'm trying to have a kid, I find out that I'm sterile, most of my disappointment will stem from the fact that I was not aware of my condition in college.

50. Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

51. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...

52. It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on and the link takes me to a video instead of text.

53. I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

54. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than with Kay.

55. The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimate d that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There's nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard before dinner.


River Surfing...

This RipCurl crew found some amazing river waves created by a tidal bore in Sumatra, Indonesia.  I think this is super rad, and would love to surf some rigs like these one day.  Too bad I don't surf and my shoulder has popped out every time I've ducked under a wave with a board...  I'll figure it out one day.


Teddybear Crisis

To this day, I've never been more excited to watch skiing than when Teddybear Crisis came out in 2005 and it still remains one of my favourite ski movies to watch. One of the directors - Howie Arnstad uploaded the full movie to vimeo a couple months ago. Check it out! Teddybear Crisis is a must see for anyone who likes to see people ski.


Shredding Lhotse?!

There's a couple groups of skiers getting after it in Nepal this Everest season.
Chris Davenport and Neal Beidleman are guiding an expedition on Everest but got to ski a line down Lhotse face. Check out Chris Davenport's blog -

Also there are Hennie VJ, Kris Erickson, and Jamie Laidlaw.  The latter of which are going after the first ski descent of the Lhotse couloir.  Crazy stuff...

I can't imagine trying to ski at altitude like that and have nothing but the highest respect for these guys.

Hopefully one day I'll be a part of an expedition of this type...


Neil's attempt to drink 4 litres of homo milk in one hour...

My friend Neil thought that he could drink 4 litres of milk in an hour.
He can't.

watch Neil attempt to drink 4 litres of milk in one hour. features POV puking.

Vote for me?

I entered this photo that Nathan took of me for this little contest. It would be much appreciated if anyone could click the "like" button on the page to help me get into the top twenty which moves on to be judged. the link is -  Much thanks!



Every Canadian who is reading this and happens to be of age to vote should vote tomorrow!  Before you make a decision, please research the different parties' platforms and take this "Vote Compass" on the CBC website - .  Even if the compass doesn't seem to reflect the party that you support, it's still good to think about all the questions it asks and where you stand with them.

Remember - if you don't vote, you can't complain!