I’ve seen some very interesting time lapse projects online recently, so I thought I’d try my hand at one today. I drove up to Mt. Nebo State Park in order to photograph the sunset. When I got there, the wind was blowing hard and the clouds were moving in, which are perfect conditions for a time lapse photo. The movie below was created from 740 individual pictures taken over a 50 minute period just before dusk. I took about one picture every two seconds and composed this movie with Quicktime Pro. The trick to doing these right is putting your camera on manual and adjusting the exposure and shutter speed to get the effect you want. Dragging the shutter works best if you can do this. I set my initial exposure too fast and was stuck with this for almost an hour. You need to think about what that first exposure should be in order to get the best end results. Next time, I’ll set my exposure a little slower than what I did for this (1/20 sec @ f22).
I had a chance to do some waterfall photography yesterday at Little Missouri Falls and Cossatot Falls with a fellow photographer. We’ve had several days of rain this week, which has helped fill the streams with some much needed water. I hope to continue shooting a few other falls over the next couple of days.