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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.

Scenes from Twisp

Hills above Twisp, Washington
Hills above Twisp, Washington – the hills were actually quite green, especially for this time of year (a reflection of the wet spring Washington has had this year), but I liked this black & white interpretation better than the color version

Last weekend Tanya and I traveled to Twisp, Washington to stay with friends at their cabin. The cabin sits on a hillside overlooking the Twisp River. We spent a lot of time relaxing, reading, eating and drinking. It was a great time. I did not get my camera out much – this wasn’t suppose to be photo weekend, but a time with friends. However, I did take a few shots. Here are a few scenes from Twisp I hope you enjoy.

Starting Young

Starting Young - young street musicians at the Twisp Farmers Market.

Old Boards

Old Boards - close up of the side of an old Twisp building, long used to hang flyers and community announcements, as evidenced by thousands of staples


Chip - this fellow and his compadres turned the cabin's bird feeder into a chipmunk feeder