Saturday, 17 December 2011

Sunrise timelapse video

Just a quick post to show off a video I made this morning. I used my SLR with a Gent LED timelapse trigger and my GoPro HD on the same tripod, to see how they compared. The GoPro produces an image that has the bright parts very washed out, as it doesn't have the dynamic range or intelligence of the SLR. However, I made a mistake with the SLR - I should have locked the aperture and shutter speed when I started, so it began dark and finished up bright. I'd left them on auto, which means it looks like it's getting darker as the sun rises, as the camera tries to compensate for the brightness of the sun. Anyway, still a nice video, but a better one will follow...


Mike

3 comments:

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Unknown said...

I actually prefer the D60 version as it is. I know you didn't mean for it to happen, but there is something powerful in watching the sun rise, yet watching everything get darker. An Artistic- Philosophic comment on modern life and humanity in general. It's beautiful.

Mike Pepler said...

Thanks! Well, I'll try some other variations soon and we can compare them...