Around 7:30 PM I decided to go out and do something… anything worthwhile. I carried my camera, a wide angle lens, tripod and intervalometer.
I haven’t shot any time lapse in a while. Shooting one today provided at least some intellectual exercise.
It didn’t take long to realize there aren’t many places on my street with a wide enough view to make this work. Watching Ross Ching’s work has made me more-and-more aware of the importance of shooting wide.
I parked myself across from my neighbor Joe’s house, pointed the camera skyward and sat down right in the middle of the road! We don’t get much traffic.
For the geeky: Canon 450d and Sigma 10-20mm lens at 10mm focal length, f/9, iso 100, manual focus, 5 seconds between each shot. Shooting was in aperture priority so the shutter length varied as the light diminished without affecting the depth-of-field. I assembled the whole thing in Vegas 9.