Time-lapse photography of clouds and other phenomena in the sky

Martin Setvak

Hohe Tauern, Austria, 2013 - Ricoh GX100 and Ricoh GXR A16 (24-85mm)

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Small collection of timelapse movies, taken during our 2013 vacation at Hohe Tauern in Austria.  We already visited this part of Alps several times before, and you will find older timelapse movies from this area scattered across earlier galleries, beginning with 2006.  All the times given below are in UTC (GMT).

2013 - 07 - 25    05:22 - 06:37 UTC  (1h 15m) HD 720
Ricoh GX100,  interval 5 seconds, speed 150x

20130725_0522-0637utc_Rauris.mp4  (33 MB, 1280x720, H.264 / MPEG-4)
20130725_0522-0637utc_Rauris.mpg  (32 MB, 1280x720, MPEG1)

Morning clouds from Rauris. Early morning clouds above Raurisertall (Rauris Valley), taken from our balcony of one very nice family pension, where we always stay at (Appartement Pension Fahrnberggut). Rauris, Salzburgerland, Austria.

2013 - 07 - 26    12:21 - 13:44 UTC  (1h 23m)
Ricoh GX100,  interval 5 seconds, speed 150x

20130726_1221-1344utc_Weisssee.mp4  (36 MB, 1160x720, H.264 / MPEG-4)
20130726_1221-1344utc_Weisssee.mpg  (35 MB, 1160x720, MPEG1)

Blue eye in the snow.  Shallow convective clouds, taken from above Weisssee (foot of Medelz), with remains of older snow in foreground, and several gaps in the snow, indicating a smaller lake underneath. Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria.

2013 - 07 - 28    12:24 - 13:01 UTC  (0h 37m)
Ricoh GX100,  interval 2.5 seconds, speed 75x

20130728_1224-1301utc_Grossglockner.mp4  (34 MB, 1080x720, H.264 / MPEG-4)
20130728_1224-1301utc_Grossglockner.mpg  (33 MB, 1080x720, MPEG1)

Clouds and shadows above Pasterze Glacier and its valley, under Grossglockner - the highest peak not only of the Hohe Tauern, but also of the entire Austria (top left in the image). 

2013 - 07 - 29    12:43 - 13:12 UTC  (0h 29m)
Ricoh GX100,  interval 2.5 seconds, speed 75x

20130729_1243-1312utc_Fuschertoerl.mp4  (27 MB, 1080x720, H.264 / MPEG-4)
20130729_1243-1312utc_Fuschertoerl.mpg  (26 MB, 1080x720, MPEG1)

Where the clouds meet ...  Clouds forming at the end of one of the valleys near the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, captured from Fuscher Törl (2428m). Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria.

2013 - 07 - 29    15:46 - 16:51 UTC  (1h 05m)
Ricoh GX100,  interval 5 seconds, speed 150x

20130729_1546-1651utc_Rauris.mp4  (30 MB, 1080x720, H.264 / MPEG-4)
20130729_1546-1651utc_Rauris.mpg  (28 MB, 1080x720, MPEG1)

Beneath wave clouds.  A gap between two larger wave clouds above Raurisertall, taken from balcony of our pension at Rauris. While the individual clouds "flow" through the two waves, edges of these waves remain more or less stable for much of the time.

2013 - 07 - 31    10:48 - 11:44 UTC  (0h 57m)
Ricoh GX100,  interval 5 seconds, speed 150x

20130731_1048-1144utc_Hochkoenig.mp4  (26 MB, 1080x720, H.264 / MPEG-4)
20130731_1048-1144utc_Hochkoenig.mpg  (25 MB, 1080x720, MPEG1)

Hidden Hochkönig.  Low clouds hiding tops of the Hochkönig mountain range, north of the Hohe Tauern. Captured from Schneeberg Mt., south of Hochkönig. Salzburgerland, Austria.

2013 - 08 - 02    21:35 - 22:45 UTC  (1h 10m)
Ricoh GXR A16 (24-85mm), interval 35 seconds, speed 840x
Shutter speed 15 seconds, ISO 2500, 24mm, F/3.5

  (7 MB, 1160x720, H.264 / MPEG-4)
20130802_2135-2245utc_Rauris.mov  (13 MB, 1080x720, H.264 / QuickTime)
20130802_2135-2245utc_Rauris.mpg  (6 MB, 1160x720, MPEG1)

Milky Way above Rauris.  Stars drifting above Raurisertall, taken from balcony of our pension at Rauris. While the sky is relatively dark here, the whole impression is spoiled by one single poorly set-up street lamp. More about light polution and dark sky protection here. Processed from raw (DNG) files; to learn about settings I used to capture this sequence see my Starry Nights above Southern Aftrica gallery - the settings are the same. The objects flying or cruising across the sky are satellites and airplanes, not meteors ;)

2013 - 08 - 05    05:40 - 07:10 UTC  (1h 30m) HD 720
Ricoh GX100,  interval 10 seconds, speed 300x

20130805_0540-0710utc_Rauris.mp4  (22 MB, 1280x720, H.264 / MPEG-4)
20130805_0540-0710utc_Rauris.mpg  (20 MB, 1280x720, MPEG1)

Morning fog above Rauris.  Morning fog and scattered clouds above Raurisertall, taken from balcony of our pension at Rauris.

2013 - 08 - 05    16:30 - 17:38 UTC  (1h 08m) HD 720, HD 1080
Ricoh GXR A16 (24-85mm), interval 5 seconds, speed 125x

20130805_1630-1738utc_Edelweissspitze_1280x720.mp4  (45 MB, 1280x720, H.264 / MPEG-4)
20130805_1630-1738utc_Edelweissspitze_1280x720.mpg  (34 MB, 1280x720, MPEG1)

20130805_1630-1738utc_Edelweissspitze_1920x1080.mp4  (72 MB, 1920x1080, H.264 / MPEG-4)

Cb from Edelweissspitze. A distant Cumulonimbus cloud, captured from the top of Edelweissspitze above the Grossglockner Road. The Cb forms an interesting, not that frequent double-level anvil, and also pops up a smaller overshooting top at the early stage of its evolution, followed by a weak splash of jumping cirrus after decay of the overshooting top. Also, at the later stage notice the distinct downward motions at the bottom parts of the Cb anvil, which would very likely appear from underneath as mamma clouds. Processed from raw (DNG) files.

2013 - 08 - 07    05:35 - 06:02 UTC  (0h 27m)
Ricoh GX100,  interval 2.5 seconds, speed 75x

20130807_0535-0602utc_Edelweissspitze.mp4  (25 MB, 1160x720, H.264 / MPEG-4)
20130807_0535-0602utc_Edelweissspitze.mpg  (24 MB, 1160x720, MPEG1)

Dancing clouds I.  Early morning clouds forming and swirling above mountain ridge near Brennkogel (3014m, the highest peak at left), with Fuscher Törl at the bottom part of the movie. Captured from the top of Edelweissspitze.

2013 - 08 - 07    07:40 - 08:30 UTC  (0h 50m) HD 720
Ricoh GXR A16 (24-85mm), interval 2 seconds, speed 60x

  (39 MB, 1280x720, H.264 / MPEG-4)
20130807_0740-0830utc_Edelweissspitze.mov  (41 MB, 1280x720, H.264 / QuickTime)
20130807_0740-0830utc_Edelweissspitze.mpg (49 MB, 1280x720, MPEG1)

Dancing clouds II.  The same as previous timelapse movie, taken somewhat later, with lens of the camera set to its maximum width. The last timelapse movie of our trip ...

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