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Freighters Under Lionsgate At Sunset
This video took a look of work to get. I tried shooting this once before but the clouds were too heavy which lead to a very blah sunset and I misconfigured the camera (ISO was not in automatic) which lead to a variable interval (the clouds speed up).
This sequence is 1064 frames, taken every 8 seconds. I started at 7:51pm at f6.3, 1/3200 (-2 exposure compensation) and ended at 10:13pm at f4.5, 6 second exposures). It was shot in aperture priority mode.
I was standing on the lions gate bridge which introduces some challenges. First - the bridge has lights and you can see them start to dominate the park lighting in the last 1/3rd of the video. The much bigger problem is that the bridge moves a LOT. The frames have both a vertical translation and rotation element. I used ffmpeg to reduce the motion, but because this image is dominated by the clouds and boats I had to mask out (using a blur) much of the image so that the video stability detect code could find the motion. The code was:
# Gather the source images into a movie:
ffmpeg -framerate 30 -pattern_type glob -i 'DSC_*.jpg' -c:v libx264 LionsgateFreightersHg.mp4

# blur out most of the movie except the cliffs on the left and the mountains on the right
/usr/local/bin/ffmpeg -i LionsgateFreightersHg.mp4 -filter_complex "[0:v]boxblur=50[bg];[0:v]crop=w=1078:h=987:x=0:y=1038[fg];[bg][fg]overlay=0:1038[c];[0:v]crop=w=1125:h=516:x=2114:y=776[fg];[c][fg]overlay=2114:776" -map 0:v blurredVideo.mp4

# Use the blurred video to generate the transform estimates. Because of the minimum constrast requirements, the stability detect can't detect the clouds. ocean or boats.
/usr/local/bin/ffmpeg -i blurredVideo.mp4 -vf vidstabdetect=stepsize=16:shakiness=4:accuracy=15:mincontrast=0.4:show=1 cropVectors.mp4 -f null -

# Use the transform vectors to make the final video.
/usr/local/bin/ffmpeg -i LionsgateFreightersHg.mp4 -vf "vidstabtransform=input=transforms.trf" -crf 20 LionsgateFreightersStabilized.mp4

There are a few large ships in this timelapse. The first is the Bulk Carrier Kinoura followed by the Island Trader Tank Barge and finally the Bulk Carrier Sunny Hope. There are at least a dozen smaller ships including a police boat.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > May 2021 > Freighters Under Lionsgate At Sunset

Cherry Blossum With City Sunset
This was my second shot at this sunset. I repositioned so I could get the whole tree in the shot rather than just a branch. I didn't bring quite so wide of a lens.

This is 745 frames, Starting at 7:39pm and ending at 9:16pm. I think sunset was about 8:15. The interval was 8 seconds and I shot in aperture priority mode because I finally figured out how to set my camera to limit the longest exposure in A mode until it starts increasing the sensitivity. The photos started at f/8.0, 1/160th of a second at ISO 100 (exposure is set to under exposed by 2 stops) and it ends at f/8.0, 6 seconds, ISO 160 (still under exposed by 2 stops)
I have manually photoshopped out people walking in front of the camera and a few birds.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > April 2021 > Cherry Blossum With City Sunset

Street Front Temple
Street Front Temple
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Taiwan 2 > Street Front Temple

Boats Gathering For Bats
Boats Gathering For Bats
Tags: boat, city, night

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Austin > Boats Gathering For Bats

Gold And Blue With The City Behind
Gold And Blue With The City Behind
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > August 2018 > Gold And Blue With The City Behind

Sailboat With Wide Fireworks
Sailboat With Wide Fireworks
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > August 2018 > Sailboat With Wide Fireworks

Three Bursts Over City
Three Bursts Over City
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > August 2018 > Three Bursts Over City

Veil With City
Veil With City
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > August 2018 > Veil With City

Shell Oil's building in Odaiba
This is one of the larger and definitely stranger buildings in Odaiba.  This is the
view from the top of the ferris wheel (Daikanransha)
Tags: city, Japan, Tokyo

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Trip to Japan > Tokyo > Shell Oil's building in Odaiba

Spinners By Tower
This city so dwarfs Vancouver. These spinners and pinwheels are often used in Feng Shui to mitigate chi flow issues. Pinwheels are often use if you have too much vehicle traffic.
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong Chinese New Years > Spinners By Tower

Inception In Vancouver
They are showing building from a fish point of view. I think the idea they are trying to give is that salmon should be spawning in the city as they once did.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > August 2017 > Inception In Vancouver

Great Blue Heron With City Behind
Great Blue Heron With City Behind
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > June 2016 > Great Blue Heron With City Behind

Kids With Taipei 101 Behind
Kids With Taipei 101 Behind
Tags: city, Taiwan
People: Claira, Nara

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Taiwan > Kids With Taipei 101 Behind

Birds With Shenzen Behind
Birds With Shenzen Behind
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong > Birds With Shenzen Behind

Skytain And Traffic Near Stadium Station
I like how the viaduct takes up about half of the image but doesn't really draw your attention.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > November 2015 > Skytain And Traffic Near Stadium Station

Downtown Vancouver From Stanley Park, in Spring
This is from the little bay between Deadman's Island and Hallelujah Point. It's a composite of 9 images.
John Harvey Photo > Photos of Vancouver > Downtown Vancouver From Stanley Park, in Spring

Downtown Vancouver From Stanley Park
This is from the little bay between Deadman's Island and Hallelujah Point. It's a composite of 5 images.
John Harvey Photo > Photos of Vancouver > Downtown Vancouver From Stanley Park

Burrard Street Bridge in Snow

Snow fall is pretty rare in Vancouver. I thought I should go out and take pictures.


John Harvey Photo > Photos of Vancouver > Vancouver in Snow > Burrard Street Bridge in Snow

Jeremy Turned Around
That is the Granville Street Bridge behind him
People: Jeremy

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > June 2008 > Jeremy Turned Around

Golden City
Golden City
John Harvey Photo > Photos of Vancouver > View of Vancouver From My Apartment > Golden City

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