Aug 282009
 

Some time ago, I ran across some amazing work of Ross Ching as well as a myriad of other artists creating stunning time-lapse videos with just a DSLR.  Not only were they time-lapse videos, but they were HIGH-DEF (1080p) videos.  When I ran across these I had just purchased a Nikon D90 and was anxious to give this shot.

Some time had passed and I really didn’t get into it, but would occasionally check back to Ross’ site and others I had collected and continue to be amazed.

Finally, with the help of a gift courtesy of NewsGator Technologies in the form of an Amazon gift certificate, I decided to pick up an intervalometer.  This little device plugs right into the camera and I can set it to take as many pictures as I can fit on my memory card in as little increments as 1 sec.

It took a few tries before everything lined up well enough around the pond (weather, flowers, correctly setup equipment, etc.) for me to get a decent set of exposures to get something out of it.  I captured 1616 shots on 10 sec intervals, enough to make 55 seconds of video.  Yeah, it’s a little shoddy, and I have some more trials and learning to do yet, but I think it’s a good start 🙂 :

 

(once I get better, I’ll add some sound)