Day and night for the past hundred years, propellerheads worldwide have worked to make technology better and cheaper. By doing so, they’ve enabled us to engage in pursuits that our forefathers could barely dream of. To toast our bread with a machine! To fly cross-country on that wonderful airplane! To watch moving pictures, plucked from the ether, as they dance on the screens of our new-fangled televisions!
And with recent improvements to consumer-grade cameras, rejoice! The night time lapse video is now within our reach!
Ergo the above video: a time lapse of a low evening cloud deck blowing past San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge. Created earlier this summer, by shooting 300 or so still photographs, one per second, with Canon DSLR gear, and then assembling them back-to-back, using some inexpensive video production software.
Beyond its atmospheric nature, what I like best about this clip are the subtle details within. The mist curling around the superstructure and lighting up as the brighter headlights traverse the bridge. And, check out the floating duck, in the water slightly to the right of bottom center!
Apologies for the silent video - I’m currently in search of suitable audio accompaniment. If you’ve got any ideas, please contact me.
Stay tuned for more of these, as I’ll be posting details of some of the juiciest ones in the future.