Day 23/366 Santa Monica Pier Time Lapse

Unfortunately, I can’t upload the video, but I headed down to the pier on this beautiful January night.  I couldn’t resist, especially considering a friend of mine sent me a picture of a view from his house on the east coast showing ‘snowmageddon’.  I’ve done one time lapse photo, but it was a by product of a star trails image I wanted to try. This time, my intention was to make a time lapse during the sunset.  Unfortunately, i only had an hour to play with, so I couldn’t do the entire transition from light to dark, but I will try that again.  The time series was a compilation of 793 image with ascending ISO from 100 to 3200, shot at f/9.0, and 1/40″ to get more natural fluid movement from subjects.  Additionally, my emphasis was on the people, ferris wheel, and roller coaster, so I couldn’t set my duration between individual shots too long, or it would look a little too choppy.  Therefore, duration between each of the 793 shots was 2 seconds.  On a cloudy sunset night, I will try again and use a longer duration to get the full transition from light to dark.  In the meantime, I’m pretty happy with my first intentional time lapse! 🙂

This is the first frame, shot on a Canon 5DmkIII, 24-105mm f/4.0L, 85mm, f/9.0, 1/40″, ISO 100.

Here’s the time lapse…

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