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Fireworks Time Lapse From Burrard Bridge
This was tricky. I had the camera in shutter speed priority until the fireworks started and then switched to manual mode to get a reasonable exposure.

This is 1071 frames shot 6 second apart for 107 minutes or 1 hour and 47 minutes. It is played back at 15 fps so it isn't all flashes and the boats don't look crazy fast. I wanted to take more photos after so you could see the rush of boats come back but a little girl needed to go pee.


John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > July 2019 > Fireworks Time Lapse From Burrard Bridge

Roadside Mining
There is a small deposit of pyrite in this rock face. The kids mostly broke the cubes out of the pieces already chipped off, but this mean the cubes they found were small.

We started taking photos at 3:21 pm and I took a photo every 6 seconds. I took 358 photos but I had to remove 75 photos where my low hanging shorts showed my underwear. I rendered it to 15 frames per second video because 30 fps make us look crazy. I stopped shooting at 3:56 and we left shortly after.


John Harvey Photo > John's Overnight Page > Whistler August Long Weekend > Roadside Mining

Setting Up Camp
This timelapse was inspired by a timelapse I did last year at Rathtrevor. I took a photo every 10 seconds starting at 5:00:38 pm and took 271 pictures (ended at 5:45:38). I made the same mistake as last year - I left the auto focus on so the camera refocused from time to time which on this lens changes the focal length (effectively zooms). To fix it I used the auto align layers command in photoshop which took approximately 18 hours to run. The auto align wasn't perfect, but it's an improvement.

The video was assembled at 15 frames per second which makes it just over 18 seconds long.


John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Camping > Miracle Beach Camping > Setting Up Camp

Beach Sky
Sky time lapses are hard. I started taking photos at 10:56:40 on July 21st and ended at 11:46:10. I took a photo every 33 seconds roughly for 92 exposures. The exposure was 30 seconds long.

The town on the horizon is Powell River.


John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Camping > Miracle Beach Camping > Beach Sky

Second Night Campfire
642 Frames - started at roughly 1/4 of a second every 10 seconds, ended at 8 seconds every 10 seconds. I used silent mode that prevent you from seeing the exposure as it shoots (but is much quieter. I had to change the exposure on most of the frames to get the exposure to run smoothly and even then it was a bit of a mess.

Most of the kids are from the other tent's.


John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > June 2019 > Second Night Campfire

Fort Langley Campfire At Sunset
394 Frames. The exposure kind of falls apart at the end so I had to do the blend two frames trick to stop the flickering.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > June 2019 > Fort Langley Campfire At Sunset

Setting Up Campsite
Shot taken every 15 seconds, 160 frames (40 minutes) total. The popping in and out was because I left the camera with focus on so sometimes it focuses closer and that changes the effective focal length. My bad.
John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Camping > Rathtrevor Camping 2 > Setting Up Campsite

Argyle Overpass
Argyle Overpass
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 13 > Argyle Overpass

Fa Yuen Street
It's raining just a little bit. These are minibuses - they open up lots of smaller destinations in Hong Kong.
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 13 > Fa Yuen Street

Pennybacker Bridge
I took an exposure every 6 seconds starting at 6:25 am. I started at 5 second exposures at ISO 800 and f4 and finished at ISO 100 at f8.
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Austin > Pennybacker Bridge

Good Creek Fire
The fire was started by a lighting strike the day before. The Okanagan Mountain Park fire was in the same general area so there wasn't much fuel left for this fire to burn.

I setup my tripod in the door of the car while I waited in the lineup to get to our camp site (close to the Mount Enas fire). This is a photo every 10 seconds. I needed to do quite a bit of stabilization in post because the tripod wasn't super stable.


John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Camping > Okanagan Camping 3 > Good Creek Fire

Mount Enas Fire
As we got closer to the Mount Enas Fire, we got a better view of the extent of it.

10 second gap between photos. Some stabilization between frame 10 and 150 when we weren't moving.


John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Camping > Okanagan Camping 3 > Mount Enas Fire

Approaching Fire
Approaching Fire
John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Camping > Okanagan Camping 3 > Approaching Fire

Terra Nova Sunset
This is 334 images, one taken every 16 seconds (mistake #1). The exposure started at 1/4 of a second at f20 and ended at 15 seconds at f3.2. Shot ISO 100 the whole time. I missed 6 images because the exposure went from 15 seconds to 20 seconds so when it tried to reshoot 16 seconds later, it was still taking the previous image.

I had to change the exposure. I did that on the command line using lines from a spread sheet like exiftool -Exposure2012=-0.43 DSC_09999.dng .

The images are turned into a video on the command line using:

ffmpeg -framerate 15 -pattern_type glob -i 'DSC*.jpg' -c:v libx264 -filter "minterpolate='mi_mode=blend:fps=30'" -profile:v high -level 4.2 -pix_fmt yuv420p out_compat31.mp4


John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > July 2018 > Terra Nova Sunset

Nara Claira And John Playing
There were a few problems with this shoot - I didn't lock the exposure so it did change a little. The Autofocus is still on so sometimes you can see it change or hunt.
People: Claira, John, Nara

Clairas First Bike Ride
This was Claira's first day riding a bike! We had practiced on this bike before (It used to be Nara's) but today she was able to do it without Dad holding on. She had two fall downs, but was a trooper and got up quickly to keep riding. Nara kept giving her High Fives because I think it means Nara can ride her bike more on outings.

I couldn't take this as video as I was often running behind her and I don't have a steady cam.

People: Claira

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > May 2017 > Clairas First Bike Ride

Milky Way From Whytecliff Park
90 frames x 30 seconds each is roughly 45 minutes of tripod time. I first started shooting at 13 second exposures and it took me a few minutes to realize my mistake (those frames were discarded). The camera wasn't very level when I shot it (hard to get right when so much of the frame is black) so these images are cropped.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > August 2017 > Milky Way From Whytecliff Park

Waiting For Fireworks
I took a photo every 30 seconds for about an hour and a half. I changed the exposure 4 times and then fixed the exposure in post.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > August 2017 > Waiting For Fireworks

Waiting For The Northern Lights
The dust spots on the sensor are kind of painful.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > September 2014 > Waiting For The Northern Lights

Porteau Cove Facing North
The flow is from Squamish. There is one asteroid streak in this movie.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > December 2015 > Porteau Cove Facing North

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