Time-lapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena

Martin Setvak
 

Gallery 2006 - Kodak P880  

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All of the time-lapse movies shown on this page were captured with the Kodak EasyShare P880 camera. The main advantage of this camera is its excellent wide-angle lens (24 – 140 mm), its 8 MP sensor with very good exposure dynamics (crucial point when shooting clouds), an option to lock the camera focus to infinity (again important for cloud photography), and namely its time-lapse mode - it starts at 10 second interval, but unfortunately has a limit of 99 shots :-(( The limit means that for longer sequences you have to launch the time-lapse mode over and over again, every 16.5 minutes - which is the only disadvantage of this camera. Other good things about the camera are its battery performance (in time-lapse mode I managed to take about 1050 shots on a single battery charge) and possibility to replace the battery and memory card when the camera is attached to a tripod. What I'm missing is some kind of remote release (you can't use the 2 sec delay when in time-lapse mode).



2006 - 03 - 09
10:50 - 11:04 UTC
interval: 10 seconds

20060329_1050-1104utc_Solar-Eclipse_Side.mpg  (27.9 MB, 1024x768, MPEG-1)

Shadow passage over Turkish town Side (south coast, east of Antalya) during the total solar eclipse of 29 March 2006. For discussion of this sequence and further movies (namely satellite ones) go to this page at CHMI's satellite department web site.

2006 - 05 - 22
08:37 - 08:53 UTC
interval: 10 seconds

20060522_0837-0853utc_Jetrichovice-cirrus.mpg  (3.0 MB, 1024x768, MPEG-1)

Cirrus clouds above Jetřichovice, (Czech-Saxon Switzerland National Park), NW Bohemia, Czech Republic.

2006 - 06 - 19
14:18 - 14:34 UTC
interval: 10 seconds

20060619_1418-1434utc_Libus-Cb.mpg  (3.1 MB, 1024x768, MPEG-1)

Storm clouds developing above Prague, as captured from the roof of CHMI's building at Prague - Libuš.

2006 - 06 - 27
16:17 - 16:41 UTC
interval: 10 seconds

20060627_1617-1641utc_Praha-GF.mpg  (3.8 MB, 1024x768, MPEG-1)

Gust front passage above Prague. In center of the movie you can see the Prague Castle (Hradčany). Captured from the metro station Vyšehrad.

2006 - 07 - 24
16:00 - 17:23 UTC
interval: 10 seconds

20060724_1600-1723utc_Lubina-Cb.mpg  (6.3 MB, 1024x768, MPEG-1)

Convective clouds and a storm anvil above Plešivec, Lesser Carpathians, from village Lubina (district Nové Mesto nad Váhom, west part of Slovakia).

2006 - 07 - 29
13:50 - 14:15 UTC
interval: 10 seconds

20060729_1350-1415utc_Chrast-Cu-con.mpg  (4.5 MB, 1024x768, MPEG-1)

Convective clouds above Váh Valley. Captured from hill Chrást, village Bzince pod Javorinou (district Nové Mesto nad Váhom, west part of Slovakia). See the same as captured by webcam.

2006 - 08 - 04
17:23 - 18:07 UTC
interval: 10 seconds

20060804_1723-1807utc_Vratna-dolina-St-fra.mpg  (7.0 MB, 1024x768, MPEG-1)

Scattered fog clouds after rain, Vrátná Valley, Malá Fatra National Park, Slovakia.

2006 - 08 - 27
15:05 - 15:38 UTC
interval: 10 seconds

20060827_1505-1538utc_Kacerov-Cb.mpg  (5.4 MB, 1024x768, MPEG-1)

Storm clouds above Prague, captured from Kačerov.

2006 - 09 - 09
08:15 - 08:48 UTC
interval: 10 seconds

20060909_0815-0848utc_Fulseck.mpg  (5.7 MB, 1024x480, MPEG-1)

Fog and stratus clouds dissipation. Captured from Fulseck Mountain (2033 m, Alps), Gastein Valley, Salzburgerland, Austria.

2006 - 09 - 12
09:33 - 10:43 UTC
interval: 10 seconds

20060912_0933-1043utc_Weissee.mpg  (11.2 MB, 1024x768, MPEG-1)

Convective clouds above Weissee Glacier World (2600 m), Hohe Tauern National Park, Alps, Austria.

2006 - 09 - 12
11:39 - 12:11 UTC
interval: 10 seconds

20060912_1139-1211utc_Weissee.mpg  (5.1 MB, 1024x768, MPEG-1)

Convective clouds above Weissee Glacier World (2600 m), Hohe Tauern National Park, Alps, Austria.

2006 - 09 - 12
12:14 - 12:47 UTC
interval: 10 seconds

20060912_1214-1247utc_Weissee.mpg  (5.7 MB, 1024x768, MPEG-1)

Storm formation above Weissee Glacier World (2600 m), Hohe Tauern National Park, Alps, Austria.

2006 - 10 - 17
05:46 - 08:40 UTC
interval: 10 seconds

20061017_0546-0840utc_Libus-mlhy.mpg  (16.7 MB, 1024x640, MPEG-1)

"The ocean of fog" above Prague. So far the longest time-lapse series I have taken, almost 3 hours. Captured from the top of old weather-radar tower at Prague - Libuš. You can also check how this fog appeared from above, from the perspective of weather satellite, in the CHMI gallery of interesting satellite images.

2006 - 12 - 27
07:30 - 08:19 UTC  (08:30 - 09:19 SE
Č)
interval: 10 sekund

20061227_0730-0819utc_Libus.mpg  (8.1 MB, 1024x640, MPEG-1)

Morning mist above Vltava River valley at south part of Prague. Captured from the top of radar tower at Prague Libuš. Like the previous case, also available in the CHMI gallery of satellite images.

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