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After coming across this post on Petapixel on start trails I though I’d give it a go on the timelapse I made last week. Here is the result.


Here is the same technique applied to a timelapse in the same location as the picture above. I hindsight this picture is really out of focus.


I also tried it on a daytime timelapse of Hinze Dam a few months ago with interesting results.


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Timelapse: Santos GLNG City of Lights | Brisbane Festival

Last Friday my friend Matthew and myself decided to do some photography around the Brisbane CBD toped off with a timelapse of Santos GLNG City of Lights. The Light show runs for 10 minutes or so three times a night (7pm, 8pm and 9pm). We originally decided to shoot at one location for the first show of the tonight, however after we shot the first timelapse which each frame was a little overexposed we decided to stay and try again with more appropriate setting. For those who are thinking of going and want to shoot some pictures here are the setting we used:

For the timelapse we shot on a Canon 60D with a Tokina 11-16mm lens. Each frame was exposed at 2.8f for 1/25th of a second at 800 ISO. A frame was taken every 2 seconds for the duration of the show. For stills we used a  Canon 60D with a 18-135mm IS lens. Each frame was exposed at 5.0f for 1/10th of a second at 800 ISO.

I’ll post up photos of the day soon. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Weekend Timelapse

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.