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Nara Coming Down Hill
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 at 22:17:33
Nara Coming Down Hill
People: Claira, Helen, Nara

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > February 2021 > Nara Coming Down Hill

Sunrise From Granville Street Bridge
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 at 22:17:31
This is one of the first timelapses where I wish I captured a few more frames.

519 frames, starting at 6:28am and running to 7:54. Sunrise was at 7:34am. The interval was 10 seconds - it started at f9, 8 seconds and ended at f22, 0.3 of a second. I didn't get the time down fast enough so some of the frames were at f22 but wanted to be more closed.

You can see some flickers at the start on the right hand side. That is flare from cars on the bridge. There is quite a bit of shaking when buses go over the expansion joints in the bridge - surprisingly that didn't show up.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > February 2021 > Sunrise From Granville Street Bridge

Rainbow At Pitt Addington Marsh
Sunday, February 28th, 2021 at 15:21:12
236 frames. The interval is 1 second making this roughly 30 times faster than real time. It was shot at 34mm. The exposure was f7.1 at 1/200th of a second. Started at 2:42:35PM, finished at 2:46:30PM because people started walking up the blind which caused the building to shake.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > January 2021 > Rainbow At Pitt Addington Marsh

Sunrise On Canda Place
Sunday, February 28th, 2021 at 15:21:12
551 frames with a 12 second interval. The lens was at 28mm. Started at 6:21:23am with a 10 second exposure at f10. Ended at 8:11:36am at 1/4 of a second, f18. Underexposed 2 stops.

The ratio of this timelapse is a problem - too much is a narrow band in the middle. There is very little foreground interest other than a single boat that went to the gas station and a bunch of ducks that came through.

This was shot from the seawall right next to the 9 o'clock gun.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > January 2021 > Sunrise On Canda Place

North Over Green Lake
Sunday, February 28th, 2021 at 02:50:59
I wasn't expecting Aurora Borealis - that is more of a spring/fall thing. Turns out, there was some that night. Also notable in this timelapse - you can see the Andromeda Galaxy. This timelapse was the first time I saw it. I'm not sure I saw it in real life - the camera is more sensitive than I am.
That is highway 99 across the lake and a train lights up the other side of the lake. I was standing on a dock, but it was firmly fixed - me moving didn't cause it to move.
John Harvey Photo > John's Overnight Page > Whistler August Long Weekend > North Over Green Lake

Snake In Underbrush
Sunday, February 28th, 2021 at 00:00:33
Claira took this video on her own. I have stabilized it using the command line:
# First pass to get the Transform Vectors
ffmpeg -i DSCN1994.MOV -ss 8 -to 29 -vf vidstabdetect=stepsize=32:shakiness=10:accuracy=10:result=transform_vectors.trf -f null -

# Second pass to use the values to do stabilization.  Smoothing = 0 means make it like it was a fixed camera.
ffmpeg -i DSCN1994.MOV -ss 8 -to 29 -c copy -c:v libx264 -vf vidstabtransform=smoothing=0:input=transform_vectors.trf -crf 20 SnakeInUnderbrush_Stabilized.mp4
Species: Thamnophis elegans terrestris (Coast Garter Snake)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > April 2020 > Snake In Underbrush

Moonrise Over Olympic Village
Saturday, February 27th, 2021 at 23:42:15
This is a pretty tight crop out of images shot at 28mm.
Photography for this sequence started at 7:42pm and lasted 242 frames (roughly every 8 seconds) until 8:14pm. As the sun fell, the exposure the moon became over exposed.
Exposure started at f8, 1/400th of a second, ISO 400 (under exposed by 2 stops)
Exposure ended at f7.1, 1/13th of second, ISO 400 (under exposed by 2 stops)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > April 2020 > Moonrise Over Olympic Village

Olympic Village Sunset And Moon Rise
Saturday, February 27th, 2021 at 23:42:15
This is the fill images shot at 28mm.
Photography for this sequence started at 6:59pm and lasted 929 frames (roughly every 8 seconds) until 9:02pm. As the sun fell, the exposure the moon became over exposed.

Exposure started at f22, 1/400th of a second, ISO 400 (under exposed by 2 stops)
Exposure ended at f5.6, 1.3 seconds, ISO 400 (under exposed by 2 stops)

In post, I brighten the image, but keep the whites and highlights down. If you expose correctly, you generally get blown out skies and highlights.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > April 2020 > Olympic Village Sunset And Moon Rise

Sunset At Fishermans Wharf
Saturday, February 27th, 2021 at 23:42:15
This turned out to be more tricky that I was expecting. This was 998 frames starting at 7:01pm on April 19th (1/400 of a second at f11), ending at 9:14pm (5 second exposure at f5). It was shot at 28mm. The camera is in shutter priority and I drop the shutter time in half again and again as the lighting gets dark.

The tricky part was that I was on a floating dock and I didn't realize at the time, but every time I moved, the dock shifted. I used Fiji to register the images, but my Mac only have enough RAM (16GB) to do 1/3 of the video at a time.


John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > April 2020 > Sunset At Fishermans Wharf

Ferry Wharf At Granville Island
Saturday, February 27th, 2021 at 23:42:15
This dock is normally quite busy with sea bus customers, but with Covid, that is all shut down. I started taking photos at 7:23pm (1/100 at f20) and ended 621 frames later at 8:46pm (2.5 seconds at f10).
The dock is so large that me walking around didn't change the camera pointing angle.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > April 2020 > Ferry Wharf At Granville Island

Vancouver From Burrard Dock Pier
Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 at 22:23:54
This was shot at 42mm. I took a photo every 10 seconds from 6:28am to 8:18am - 664 frames. Exposure started at f5.6 8 second (under exposed 1 and 2/3rds stops) and ended at f14, 1/50th of a second. I like to under expose and bring it up in post so that I can keep detail in the bright areas.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > October 2020 > Vancouver From Burrard Dock Pier

Sunrise At Jerhicho Pier
Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 at 22:23:52
This is 438 Photos taken 11 seconds apart. I started at 6:20am and sunrise was at 7:37am. The previous week I went to Jericho to photograph birds and noticed a great sunrise. This week the sunrise was windy but just ho-hum light. That said, I did see some nice shore birds this week which I didn't see last week. Lens was set to 40mm if it helps.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > October 2020 > Sunrise At Jerhicho Pier

Milky Way From Whytecliff Park
Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 at 01:25:20
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 2021 to 2005 > August 2017 > Milky Way From Whytecliff Park

How To Make Campfire
Monday, December 28th, 2020 at 16:43:37
594 frames, shot f10 1/40th of a second at iso 800 for the whole thing. The photos are taken every 2 seconds so this timelapse runs from 5:47pm to 6:06pm.
People: Claira, Helen, John, Nara

John Harvey Photo > John's Overnight Page > Prince Rupert Road Trip > Prince Rupert > How To Make Campfire

Sunset On Fraser Lake
Sunday, December 27th, 2020 at 21:28:22
There is a train on the far side of the lake near the end. This is 366 shots, 15 seconds apart. It started at f18 and 1/100th of a second and dropped down to f5 and 2.5 second exposures.
John Harvey Photo > John's Overnight Page > Prince Rupert Road Trip > Beaumont Provincial Park > Sunset On Fraser Lake

Chum Salmon In River
Sunday, December 13th, 2020 at 22:52:33
Chum Salmon In River
Tags: fish, river
Species: Oncorhynchus keta (chum salmon)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > November 2019 > Chum Salmon In River

Airport From Oak St Bridge
Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 at 15:52:14
Airport From Oak St Bridge
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > March 2020 > Airport From Oak St Bridge

Robson And English Bay
Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 at 15:52:12
Robson And English Bay
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > March 2020 > Robson And English Bay

Yaletown Sunset
Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 at 15:52:12
Started at 6:54pm on March 15th (Sunday). Finished at 8:25pm. 687 frames, taken roughly 8 seconds apart.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > March 2020 > Yaletown Sunset

Moonrise On Sunshine Coast
Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 21:04:01
675 images, taken 10 seconds apart. First photo was 6:59pm, Last photo was at 8:51pm. This sequence had a LOT of problems with flickering. I used LRTimelapse to clean up the exposure and then used the three frame blend trick and I still had flickering.
John Harvey Photo > John's Overnight Page > Sunshine Coast 2 > Moonrise On Sunshine Coast

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