Canon 60D today. Snapper Rocks looking across Rainbow Bay to Greenmount and sunset. Radian panning 30 degrees clockwise over 70 minutes & 1400 photos.
I shot a timelapse yesterday at Cotton Tree – a beautiful (and popular!) spot where the Maroochy River flows into the Pacific Ocean.
Enjoy these frames – the timelapse video should be available in a few days :)
Storms at sunset: a Queensland summer tradition.
Early frames from a time lapse.
A brand new exhibit by Cai Guo-Qiang opens at Gallery of Modern Art on Saturday. So, seems like my ideal Saturday will be to visit the Cai Guo-Qiang exhibit at GoMA; then shoot some timelapse of the sun setting behind the Gallery.
The Photographer’s Ephemeris app (see screenshot) assures me this is a viable shoot from the Kurilpa Bridge, so I hope to have some frames to post in a couple of days.
a brief timelapse shot at Mooloolaba Spit on Monday night (best viewed fullscreen in HD – this is 1080p video):
A clear warm windy evening created a few opportunities:
More photos from an evening by the beach at Alex Heads. See other pictures from the same evening here: http://lightswimming.com/2012/07/02/dusk-at-alex-heads/
Here are some more long exposure pictures taken at Wickham Point ← click here for the previous blog post.
Each of these is taken at ISO 100, 21mm, f/22 at a 4s exposure. The featured pictures above are taken with a variable ND filter fitted, at around 3 stops selected. These are consecutive frames from about 7 in a row shot in this setup. The rock in the mid-right of the picture is what I was targeting, as it wasn’t going completely under, just ‘spilling over’ as you can see in the second frame.
You can see the approximate position and tripod setup for those pictures here:
(Actually that was the tripod setup for a later shot on the same day, but you get the idea).
I was also able to get on slightly higher rocks and set the tripod up at a much lower leg angle for these two shots:
These two are, again, consecutive frames, taken at ISO 100, 18mm, f/22 at a 4s exposure – this was later with the light fading fast, so the ND filter has been removed by now (in summary, by this time, there is around 1/8 the amount of light but an equivalent exposure).
I was really trying to capture the little channel of water to the lower right of frame, with the water surging through it. In the second frame I got my feet wet – but the camera was high and dry :). I love the glimmers of light reflecting on the top of the wet rocks.
Went out tonight to try to shoot the supermoon (OK, one day late…)
The clouds denied me the chance again – all I got was a dull glow – but the sunset while we were waiting was pretty awesome.
This next one is a 56s exposure (ISO 100, 79mm, f/22, 56s) – I get a real sense of motion in the clouds.
My assistant Miss Eight was very helpful, holding a light to help me focus the long exposures on the skeleton tree (it was just too dark to focus otherwise). Afterwards I got her to jump into one of the photos and move across the frame gradually with her face lit.
I also have some pretty cool light painting photos taken by Miss Eight – post them tomorrow :).
Above: Ghostly tree in the breeze (13s exposure). I love the look of the leaves whipping back and forth, with the rest still.
Patience, at the observation platform at Denmark Hill.
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