In 2004 I became enamored with clouds. Eventually just with the blue sky itself. Over the following few years I took hundreds, maybe a thousand or two, pictures of clouds. It was the closest I think I’ve ever been to obsession. 🙂 At some point I decided to set my camera up on the tripod and take several photos of the same patch of sky, each a few seconds apart. I got a lot of funny looks doing that, and even an attempt to recruit me into some kind of new-agey cult! So I was making time-lapses, even though at the time I yet had no way of converting the still photos into video. I wrote an image browser in visual basic to flip through them with. Later, it finally occurred to me to google it and I found shareware that would knit the stills together into video. So here are the best of my first attempts at time-lapse video! These were taken in the summers of 2005 and 2006.
One thing that seems pretty clear from these is that I need more frames! And frames closer together. And this would just be a whole lot more do-able if my camera would just keep taking pictures by itself, a few seconds apart. I’m about due for a new camera anyway — do any of you dear photographer friends of mine know if there are any cameras these days that’ll do that? 🙂