Season's Rush Time Lapse

August 16, 2013

I have named my latest time lapse video, Season's Rush, because it just seems how incredibly fast the seasons have come and gone. Through out the year I have been experimenting with capturing images to practice creating time lapse videos. This one is a compilation of a meteor shower which you aren't able to see due to the crop of the video. In the winter, I was able to capture in the longest segment which was taken over four hours. You can see a neighbor walking their dog around the pond, and my favorite part of the close up is of the ducks jetting around the surface at the 00:50 sec mark. The next segment was one I published before of the sun setting over Great Falls and the party next to the C&O canal.

This summer I had the chance to take images from southern MD, where I never realized how clearly you can see all the stars! And of course with the climax of the song, was the images of the Super Moon earlier in June, again straight from my balcony. The thing about the moon, unless you do a time photography, you don't get the appreciation of how fast it moves across the sky. And in my attempts to get just about 5 seconds worth of footage, I had to readjust the camera so we can see it climb to the top of the frame. Lastly, the ending segment was captured on pre-dawm morning from the beach house in Hilton Head. I had noticed it earlier in the evening over the ocean, but due to my 10 hour drive was too exhausted to setup the camera to watch it rise over the water. So luck would have it, when I woke up in the middle of the night, I noticed it over the houses across from us. And I set up my tripod and camera until the early sun light. The thing I had to adjust for with a morning shot is the exposure as the sun started to light up the horizon. I actually was thrilled to have the cloud come through, which on its own was really moving quickly. The moon backlit the clouds and when the sun was rising it created the nice red glow. 

As for the music, I wish I had more footage to let you hear the rest of the song. I know my editing isn't the best at this point, because I'm still getting accustomed to iMovie's finicky features. 

I will surely work on more time lapse videos in the future. I know that I want to perfect the resolution and the smoothness of the time lapse. And one day it would super awesome to get one of the motorized dolly to get motion with the time lapse. So much to learn, and hopefully by the time I master the process it would be at my next exotic adventures some place. Hope you enjoy this short video!

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