02 August 2016

Time Flies

I recently witnessed a sunrise so darned beautiful, I wanted to try shooting my first morning sky time-lapse. I didn't have my tripod with me, and the wind was a force with which to be reckoned. I held as still as I could and snapped a photo every 30 seconds. When the light show was done, I rushed home and pulled all the photos into a movie.

The sky was beautiful; the shakiness of my tripodless photo adventure left much to be desired. I'm excited by the colors, but I knew I could do better.

Best sunrises and sunsets happen in November and April in these here parts. I suppose I've got a while to wait before I witness another beauty like the inspiration that inspired this quest.

So one night on my porch, I practiced. Wasn't the most dramatic sunset, but I did capture a storm moving across the cottaged horizon. Oh, and I used a tripod...

One night last week, a gorgeous but stingy storm moved in. Delivered early nightfall, robbed us of what might have been a spectacular sunset, and didn't shed a single tear for my garden.

But it made more good practice. Come November, I'm going to be ready for those awesome sunrises!!!


  1. Those are great indeed. The second one you can really see it moving with the change in the sky more, sunrise was quite the showing too.

    1. Thanks, Pat! It was really fun to do. I can't wait to do it again!

  2. This is so cool! Shaky or not, the sunrise is spectacular. I love the way the colour slowly floods across the sky. Come November I'm sure you'll be posting some amazing sequences!

    1. Thanks, Sue! I am anxiously awaiting the opportunity to shoot more time lapse sunrises and sunsets, and I agree with you. November is going to be PERFECT!


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