Time-lapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena

Martin Setvak
 

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My very first time-lapse movies ...

2003 - 08 - 01   10:52 - 12:15 UTC   (1h 23m),  manual capture
Olympus C350Z,  interval 5
seconds,  speed 150x

20030801_1052-1215utc_Lubina.mpg  (17.8 MB, 640x480, MPEG1)
20030801_1052-1215utc_Lubina.mov  (17.0 MB, 640x480,
H.264 / QuickTime)

Captured manually, pressing the shutter-release button every 5 seconds, for 83 minutes, almost 1000 images... The quality is very poor (by my today's standards) for several reasons: besides the manual capture (resulting in tiny jumps of the framing), the camera was set to fully automatic mode, thus trying to focus, measure the exposure and set the white balance for every single frame. The movie shows the original pictures, as captured by the camera, without any further post-processing. Taken from Lubina, district Nové Mesto nad Váhom, western Slovakia.

2003 - 08 - 02   11:42 - 12:11 UTC   (0h 29m),  manual capture
Olympus C350Z,  interval 5
seconds,  speed 150x

20030802_1142-1211utc_Javorina.mpg  (3.8 MB, 1024x704, MPEG1)
20030802_1142-1211utc_Javorina.mov  (4.7 MB, 1024x704,
H.264 / QuickTime)

After several more experiments carried out after the case above, this time-lapse movie is already much better. The improvement resulted from switching the camera to "Landscape" mode, avoiding thus the focus and white balance problems. Taken from above Lubina, district Nové Mesto nad Váhom, western Slovakia; view towards Velká Javorina at the Czech-Slovak borders.

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