Time lapse and finger freeze

Simply lit up from Geir Ertzgaard on Vimeo.

I had this idea for the «City lights» theme to create a time lapse to show the transformation from late afternoon with the sun as the major source of light, to the lights of the city taking over as the sky went blue and then black. But there is a lesson to be learnt. Don’t attempt this in winter with degrees below zero and a cold wind from the north. And don’t attempt it somwhere when twilight lasts for hours. If you will, though, postpone it till early summer, and prepare yourself for a late, late night.

This is a series of images captured between 03:30 and 4:45 PM by the Breiavannet in Stavanger. I really don’t know what I was thingking about.

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    • Geir
      Geir says:

      No, I didn’t. I had already decided to use the other image because of the sun lighting up the buildings, and I wanted to save these images for this time lapse. I agree there are more dynamic images within this slide show, but they were made for the «show» and not for the single image. So my answer is «I knew what I was doing».

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  1. Fotograf Jan Ivar Vik
    Fotograf Jan Ivar Vik says:

    I agree with Yngve. In my opinion some of the pictures with birds are much better than the one you posted to the X/52 challenge. In my opinion 🙂 Why? Because of the format, the colors and the dynamic in some of these images. What do you think, Geir?

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    • Geir
      Geir says:

      As you see from my response to Yngve, I think some of the images here are better, but they were made for this slideshow and not for the gallery.
      What’s more important is that next time I do this, I’ll do it in warm weather, and I’ll place the camera differently to capture people moving by, standing in front of the camera, maybe with a different angle. The options are unlimited, and I can’t wait for warmer weather.

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    • Geir
      Geir says:

      Thank you, Line. It is an idea with lots of room for improvement. I just wanted to test the technique, and I think it gave some interesting effects. I like the birds, too.

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  2. Ståle
    Ståle says:

    Hmmm. Tror jeg skal være litt surmaga igjen, jeg, brodern. Jeg syns ideen er god og at motivet er bedre «kutta» enn på forrige bilde, men ellers syns jeg dette ble litt traurig, rett og slett. Ikke fordi bildene er dårlige eller noe slikt, men fordi skiftene var så «usynlige». Jeg tror jeg ville valgt å bruke færre bilder for å skape en litt større opplevelse av endring.

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    • Geir
      Geir says:

      Her syns jeg faktisk du var litt surmaga. Dette er to ting: Et eksperiment med klare svakheter men med muligheter, og en timelapse og ikke et slideshow. Det er det som skjedde den timen jeg stod der. Først og fremst lærte jeg av det, og vil prøve noen justeringer neste gang både i forhold til posisjonering, tid og hva jeg tar med i bildet. Men det var et morsomt eksperiment.

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