I’ve been snapping away, trying to learn more about time lapse photography. You haven’t seen most of it, because most of it has been… let’s just call it an educational experience.
I shot over 1,400 photos Saturday night (while we were out of the house). They were quickly discarded. What I tried to do, I tried to do incorrectly. It’s more complicated than I’d like to let on.
Early today I placed “Clicky” in another picturesque perch, hoping to catch our changeable skies and tonight’s sunset. It’s a secret location. That’s security through obscurity, because there’s really no way to protect the camera for the six or seven hours I expect it to click away.
Among the things I’ve realized is, for daytime time lapses, some cloudiness is good – but not too much. The sky needs to be textured, not flat. For nighttime skyscapes, I need to use my 30mm f1.4 (fast) lens.
I still haven’t done any cityscape night shots. That’s coming later. I just need to practice and ramp up my skills.
Blogger’s note: This weekend I did capture the afternoon shadows near our stairs at home. It is successful for what it is… but it’s not too much.
I’m not done yet.