ramblings of an electronic engineer.

Weekend Timelapse

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The weekend started on friday for me, mainly because universities don’t tend to run laboratories or tutorials during the first week. So come friday I decided to take advantage of the weather and go for a ride (30 km return) and take a timelapse of part of the Gold Coast.

485 photos later and here is what I got.

So this was my second try at doing a daytime timelapse and I’ve realised a couple of things.

1) I really could use a better tripod

From my first and second try at timelapses one persisting issue is camera shake. I plan to replace my current $30 tripod with something more substancial early next year, however in the meantime I’ll look into a few more creative fixes.

2) This sort of scene would really suit HDR processing

From looking through the final video a couple of times I feel that there just isn’t a particularly high dynamic range so next time with (hopefully) stable tripod I’ll have to give it a go.

For those interested in the technical aspects, I’m shooting with a Canon 60D, 18-135mm lens (18mm for this particular shot), f8 with a shutter speed of 1/2000 at 5 second intervals using Magic Lantern as a intervalometer.

I hope to post more photo/video trips as they happen in the future feel free to leave a reply with any questions you may have.


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