In 2015 I started doing a lot of 3 day adventures. I did 1000 miles in April as a road trip to Virginia, Assateague Island in Marland and Delaware, I did 3 separate 3 day trips to various Pennsylvania State Parks throughout the summer and then in October I did 9 days planned as 3 segments – 3 days to Acadia National Park, 3 days in Acadia National Park and 3 days from Acadia National Park as a New England road trip.
So far in 2016 I hadn’t done or planned any 3 day trips. The fact that the weather turned this most recent trip into 3 days was a happy accident. Right now you may be wondering why 3 days? Well, it’s just long enough to have time to do a lot and still short enough to cause some urgency… Continue reading
Since I got my Canon T3i I haven’t really been using my camera phone. While sitting out in the back yard the other day I was watching the clouds go by on the horizon and thought… that might look cool in time lapse. So, I pulled out my Samsung Galaxy Nexus, fired up the LapseIt Pro app and did a little time lapse photography… enjoy.
Last night was the Supermoon and here is my time lapse, part of the footage was taken on the beach the second part back at my house. I add a few still shots and dressed it up with some music. Enjoy.
Finally got my tripod mount for my cell phone today so I could try some more time lapse photography! I bought a spring loaded mount called a PhoneBoat, it cost $20 and is designed for cell phones, iPods or small cameras that don’t have a built in tripod mount.
I’ve been keeping this medium sized plastic bowl in my freezer with, what started as water but obviously turned into a nice chunk of ice just so I could catch a time lapse of it melting… why? Why not?
One of my early time lapse experiments, originally the video was over 5 minutes in length (here’s the original uncompressed version)… but to make it easier to watch I compressed the video to 8x the speed or the original video. This is a good example of how far technology has come for time lapse photography. Now, all I need is my smartphone and an app, for this vine experiment I had to set up my laptop with an external webcam pointed out the window. Luckily I had a program to stitch the frames together.
At the time this was done in September 2010, I had to actually manipulate the coding of the program I used to allow a long enough delay (gotta love Linux). I left my laptop and webcam strewn across my kitchen, and had a LED drop-light set up for the night shots. I left it running for 36 hours, taking a total of 1400 photos.