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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

Claira At Beach
Claira At Beach
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > June 2017 > Claira At Beach

Freighters Outside Prince Rupert
Freighters Outside Prince Rupert
Tags: freighter

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > Prince Rupert Road Trip > Prince Rupert > Freighters Outside Prince Rupert

Freighters At The Docks
Freighters At The Docks
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > Prince Rupert Road Trip > Prince Rupert > Freighters At The Docks

Vancouver From Burrard Dock Pier
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

Sun Just Setting
Sun Just Setting
John Harvey Photo > Photos of Vancouver > View of Vancouver From My Apartment > Sun Just Setting

God Rays
I have a similar Sunburst in New Zealand.
John Harvey Photo > Photos of Vancouver > View of Vancouver From My Apartment > God Rays

Flock Of Merganser With Freighter
Flock Of Merganser With Freighter
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > January 2017 > Flock Of Merganser With Freighter

Freighters Before Storm
From where we were standing on the pier, we could see the North Shore mountains disappearing behind an approaching wall of rain.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > October 2018 > Freighters Before Storm

Smog Sunset
This is the sun at least half an hour from hitting the horizon - the smog is so thick it feels like sunset. The smog is likely from agricultural burning in Asia but it's hard to be sure.
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong > Smog Sunset

Freighters In Pastel Light
Freighters In Pastel Light
John Harvey Photo > Photos of Vancouver > View of Vancouver From My Apartment > Freighters In Pastel Light

Freighters With Light Point Atkinson Lighthouse
Freighters With Light Point Atkinson Lighthouse
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > June 2015 > Freighters With Light Point Atkinson Lighthouse

Car Transport

These big ships bring in most of Vancouver's (and I can only assume much of North America's)
cars.  This ships look terrible, but the cars filling the lot look great.


John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Gulf Islands Photo Cruise > Car Transport