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Twisp Time Lapse

A month or so ago, I purchased a Vello Wireless Shutterboss for project and then ended up not using it. This device allows remote control of a camera, including the ability to shoot a series of photos at regular intervals. I’ve been looking for an opportunity to play with the Shutterboss, and finally found that opportunity last weekend. Tanya and I spent the weekend in Twisp, Washington with friends at their cabin. Saturday night I set up the camera to do a time-lapse sequence of the sun setting over the hills across the valley.

This was my first attempt at time-lapse photography. I set the Shutterboss to record 75 images, 2 minutes apart starting just after 7 p.m. in the evening. I processed the images and made the video in Adobe Lightroom 4.

You can see the result above, though it looks better if you click the link and watch it on the Vimeo site. What do you think? I rate myself with a solid C+ effort. In hindsight, I should have set up the camera for more frequent shots, perhaps every minute or even half minute to make the transitions a bit smoother and the video longer. But overall, not bad for a first try.

3 responses

  1. Bell’effetto, e devo dire molto comodo 🙂

    August 16, 2012 at 12:07 am

  2. I’m glad you broke that thing in, now we can all look forward to more time lapse videos from you. I would definitely agree on setting up the camera for more frequent shots. I’ve been wanting to do something similar on a public beach, but don’t think I’d have the patience to sit and guard my camera for that long. Ha.

    August 16, 2012 at 8:56 am

    • Thanks for the comment. I didn’t realize how fast the sun set when I picked 2 minutes. Setting up on a public beach would result in a fun video, but I hear you about guarding the camera. That’s one reason it took me so long to play with it; I needed someplace where I wasn’t afraid to leave the camera alone for awhile. I’ve got another video coming soon, but that is of a building going up, where I shot from the same spot every week for half a year. I try to post that one later this month.

      August 16, 2012 at 9:14 am

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