Ok, here’s a new series for you. All time-lapse videos shot by me, mostly back in the day. But, who knows…maybe this will inspire some more updated versions.
A little background.
I’ve never been a terribly good photographer, but I love capturing the scene. So I started messing around with time-lapse photography once I bought a proper DSLR. I never really perfected the process, but I always had a lot of fun shooting.
When you’re standing by your camera as it shoots for minutes and hours you really start to notice the rhythm of life in that spot. I always thought that the stories of what happened during the shoot were always better than the final product. And here we are.
I think I have 40-50 separate shoots stored on my hard drive. Some haven’t even been processed. Some desperately need to be processed again, and what better reason. I’m not going to make this a day-themed thing (like #timelapsetuesday (although that’s kinda good)). I’ll try to throw at least one a week up, maybe even two! I’m really trying to stick to this whole no rules thing.
So, onto today’s edition.
I shot this from a cabin that Lauren and I rented up in Acadia National Park in Maine. It was while we were still on the road and we took some time off together in the autumn to check out the park (which may be the most beautiful place in the world during that time of year, and yes we’ll get to that in another post).
One of the nights we were there my friend Rhyan and her boyfriend Seth stopped by with many beers. I had set up the camera to track the stars, but I didn’t anticipate the tide. Honestly, I think I drank a bit much and completely forgot that my camera was set up outside, which is really what makes this time-lapse.
I love how the clouds zoom across the sky. They give a gorgeous sky an additional depth. In the background Orion rises to the top of the frame and disappears. Clearly we spent a lot of time on that dock, and rightfully so. It was a gorgeous evening. But the neatest thing to watch is the tide. It looks as though someone punched a hole in the earth’s crust and started draining the ocean. The batteries in the camera died, otherwise I would’ve loved to watch the tide continue in recession. There’s another version from this cabin that I shot the night before, I’ll have to find that and post it as well.