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Photo: Grim Berge
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A single shot reveals spectacular everyday life in Lofoten

The photographer behind the mysterious golden fog videos returns to show the magic surrounding kids' football practice in Lofoten.

Photographer Grim Berge is a busy man these days. His photography project Natural Light Earth sees him and his colleagues from production company Fram Film travelling all over the world to in search of beautiful locations to capture on camera.

Naturally, Berge also has a strong focus on his native Norway, having shown a particular knack for spotting the gorgeous interplay that can sometimes occur between cities and towns and the nature that surrounds them.

Recently, Berge travelled up north to Lofoten, where he found images like this one:

And this one:

Lofoten, or Henningsvær to be precise, is also the location for his latest video, a drone shot with a modest opening among small children practicing on a frozen football field.

Apart from the football field looking like some brute force of willpower has swept the snow aside, it is not a very spectacular image.

It is, however, deeply recognizable – an unpolished little piece of Norwegian everyday life somewhere out in the districts on any given day in January.

But then the camera pulls back. And up. And back. And up. All the way, until a story unfolds about how spectacular even the gray winter days in Northern Norway truly are.


As Berge himself writes of the clip on his Instagram:

"One of the best shots I've ever done.... in the world!

This is not the first time Berge's lens hits the bullseye.

Last December, he received a lot of attention for a timelapse video showing Bergen covered in a golden fog, filmed from a vantage point up on Fløyen. At the time, he told Visit Norway:

"It counts among the most beautiful things I have ever seen. I was taken by surprise by how much the city illuminated, and was reflected in, the fog."


This January, another video went viral – a sequel to the fog video, this time shot in Trondheim.

Following Berge's rather spontaneous experience in Bergen, it seems he came more prepared when the opportunity arose for a second time – here, the sense of mystery is taken to a whole other level.


"We don't use 'makeup' or any effects", Berge told Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet of the video.

"We believe in shooting reality, because reality is beautiful. I am struck with wonder by how gorgeous the nature and the cities of Norway are."

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