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    © Emil Sollie & Mats Grimsæth

    Surfing Northern Lights

    With the ELB battery pack

    In their quest to lit incredible scenaries, 2 photographers teamed up to work on Earth’s greatest light show.

    Here is a sneak peek to see how this incredible project came together with the ELB 400.

    © Emil Sollie & Mats Grimsæth

    "This is one of the most technical shots I’ve ever done!"

    Emil Sollie

    The shoot took place in Lofoten, a far flung speck of a town on Norway's smashed plate of a coastline.

    The surf is consistent and the place is renowned for its outstanding aurora borealis.

    The proposal came by Norwegian photographers Emil Sollie and Mats Grimsæth, who'd been talking for two years about, and trying to figure out how to pull off, shooting surfing under the planet's greatest light show.

    "We were stoked that we got the shot!"

    Emil Sollie

    “To shoot a picture of surfing under the Northern Lights, there are so many elements that have to come together at the same time," explains Sollie. "This is one of the most technical shots I’ve ever done and one of the hardest pictures I had to capture.”

    Emil and Mats used the ELB 400 for the aurora borealis photo! The unit was placed inside a waterproof bag and Mats was in the water close to the surfer, to lit him as close as possible.

    "It was all dark and really hard to see anything. We were stoked we got the shot."

    The picture contains both action and long exposure in one shot. "We left the shutter open for 6 seconds and froze the action with the ELB 400 along with the Skyport HS, it was the perfect unit for this."

    Video

    © Mats Grimsæth
    Photographer Emil Sollie

    Emil also tried to step up the flashgame shooting surfing with flashes during daylight as well. The combination of the Ranger power and the Skyport HS with Hi-Sync, it worked perfectly with 2 rangers on shore!

    Sollie and Grimsæth first met in Portugal in 2014, and began scheming about the shoot right away. They just needed a talented – and, more importantly, willing – surfer to get onboard. "I could never imagine that we were going to do this project with Mick," Mats says. "Suddenly, I'm going to Lofoten with a world champion."

    After a couple of days and nights waiting for the lights to appear, around midnight on the third day the shoot was finally, suddenly on. "You can imagine," says Fanning. "Half asleep, jumping in a wetsuit, and then just being wowed by all this stuff. It's something I'll remember forever."

    "This is something

    I'll remember forever."

    Mick Fanning

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    • ELB 400 HI-SYNC TO GO

      ELB 400 HI-SYNC TO GON° 10418.1

      Hi-Sync allows you to use your DSLR* camera at up to 1/8000s shutter speeds and still synchronise your flash. Ideal to freeze motion for many creative effects and also for controlling ambiant light.

      The new ProTec Location bag safely carries the ELB 400 and accessories, and it can be can customized and reconfigured to fit the equipment.

      The Transmitter is not included. We recommend the Skyport HS, available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus and Panasonic to match your camera.
      *Hi-Sync performance depends on the camera used.

    • ELS Transmitter Plus HS for Nikon®

      ELS Transmitter Plus HS for Nikon®N° 19367

      This EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS is dedicated to Nikon camera useres and offers fast shutter speeds up to 1/8000s.

      It also offers visual flash power and modelling lamp control on the display from the Transmitter for EL-Skyport enabled flash units and group settings.

      Compatibility

    • Ranger RX Speed AS - S Head Set

      Ranger RX Speed AS - S Head SetN° 10273.1

      This is a great set when power is need on location and to use with Hi-Sync.

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