About 40 minutes of the clouds to the east of town. Enjoy!
aka notes to self, for later
Photos taken at various exposures (1/1600s to 1/3200s), 11mm f/2.8, 24mm f/2.8, and 50mm f/1.8. The lenses all had circular polarizers over them, to add drama to the clouds, at least in theory.
Once I got home, I shrank the images to 3000×2000 pixels using Imagick, darkened the 11mm ones (the exposure was a bit too bright) also using Imagick, and then used
mencoder on the command line to build the initial timelapses.
Turns out OpenShot, the program I wanted to use to concatenate the three timelapses into one can’t import the AVI files that
mencoder made, so I converted them to MP4 files using
ffmpeg (the command was
ffmpeg -i infile.avi ouput.mp4, which seems too simple to be true, but is in fact correct). I imported the resulting
.mp4 files to OpenShot, added the fade in/out transition, and exported the movie.
Et hop, a 40-second video that took, like, two and a half hours of my life. (And I couldn’t be bothered to add a soundtrack.)
Interested in prints of my photos? Let me know, and we can work something out.