The Secret of the North Cape

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of watching “The Seret of the North Cape”, created by Peter Szivolt. Since then I’ve watched it several times, totally in awe of the beauty of the aurora borealis and grateful that I live in a place where I’m privileged to observe them.  If you want to be mesmerized by the mysterious northern lights, I recommend watching Peter’s 3 1/2 minute film.


I asked Peter if I could share this video, as well as some information about creating this short film.

Here are some of the “secrets” behind the making of this 3.5 minute film – which took over three months.  As we have many overcast, winter days, it wasn’t easy to collect this footage.  For 10 seconds of footage, Peter needed 250 photographs with long exposure.  Each photo was exposed for 25 seconds, so he needed 100 minutes for 10 seconds of footage.

I was amazed and surprised to hear how time consuming the projects was, and admire him for his patience as well as his willingness to endure the arctic wind and low temperatures.

Thank you, Peter, for making “The Secret of the North Cape”.  Looking forward to seeing more of your creative endeavors.

You can see Peter’s photography and follow his journey at

About ekhaugli

I'm Erica from America living at the top of the world - North Cape, Norway. I'm an artist at Once Upon a Dream Studio, nestled in the picturesque fishing town, Honningsvåg. In 2014 I started and environmental art project, One Step at a Time, concentrating on removing trash from or arctic shoreline.
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10 Responses to The Secret of the North Cape

  1. Dina says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful film! And a big Thank you to Peter, for making “The Secret of the North Cape”!

  2. Dale and Sue Edstrom says:

    Wow! Just beautiful! Have you been able to see the Northern Lights this winter?

  3. What a gorgeous film! I love it!

  4. allesistgut says:

    Stunning video. Thanks for sharing. Ha en finfin dag. 😉

  5. Leya says:

    I just love this! Thank you for sharing. I have never seen the northern lights, slept over it in Greenland. My goal is to one day see it!

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