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See the West Coast from a new angle

PHOTO FEATURE: Norway’s West Coast has been under pressure lately because of the slowdown in its offshore industry, but its seascapes, dramatic weather and everyday life remain as pulsating as ever. Now that’s all been captured by civil engineer and hobby filmmaker Thomas Tepstad Berge, through timelapse images taken over a period of three years.

West Coast from Thomas Tepstad Berge on Vimeo.

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Filmmaker Thomas Tepstad Berge has captured the area around his home on Norway's West Coast in a unique manner. PHOTO: Private
Filmmaker Thomas Tepstad Berge has captured the area around his home on Norway’s West Coast in a unique manner. PHOTO: Private

Thomas Tepstad Berge lives just outside Stavanger and has spent the past few years putting together his combination of images taken around the counties of Rogaland and Hordaland. The project took time, since it needed to be juggled between the demands of a full-time job and his family with four children.

The result offers viewers a scenic tour of Norway’s West Coast, set to the music of Go With the Wind from Foreground Set. He told that most of the footage in the film is from the area around his home, and captured in the evening after his children had gone to bed. Norway’s many hours of daylight in the spring and summer made that possible.

Berge is already underway with his next project, where he wants to include the mountains and starry nights. staff



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