30 Days In 30 Seconds
New York City’s SCA recently started building a new high school near me so I decided to attempt a long term (construction) timelapse. It wasn’t practical for me to dedicate a DSLR for this so I chose to use a Raspberry Pi with an attached camera module. After some experimentation I came up with the following configuration.
- Raspberry Pi 3b running bullseye
- Raspberry Pi v2 camera module with custom lens
- motion capture software
- fswebcam software
- ffmpeg software
- Various scripts and crontab
The motion software runs continuously on the Raspberry Pi and allows me to view the cam via web browser to check operation. It also captures an image every (60) seconds and creates a a (24) hour timelapse every day. These timelapses were not used for this experiment. The fswebcam software was set to capture an image every (3) seconds during work hours using cron. Once a day the captured images were converted to a video clip using ffmpeg. Then (30) of the resulting clips were then assembled into a (30) second video. The Pi and its camera the v2 module are not capable of capturing high quality images or video. However, I think the results were pretty good. Raspberry has a new HQ camera module which I may look into. I hope you enjoy my experiment.
I’ve been surprising my wife with flowers since we were first married. Through the years I have learned that white roses seem to last the longest. If you buy red roses at the same time they will wilt long before the white ones.
I again surprised my wife with a dozen white roses. She created a beautiful arrangement and placed it on our bar by the window in our living room. I just couldn’t resist shooting a timelapse. This was my first attempt at shooting a timelapse of flowers. I configured a 20 second interval and shot over a period of four hours. This produced around three hundred and fifty photos. Only natral light coming through the window was used. You can see that the light / color balance changes as the clip progresses. For the next surprise I might try setting up some lighting.
On November 8th 2022 I woke up early to catch the tail end of the lunar eclipse. The moon was setting over a cloudy Manhattan that morning.
The vantage point from my apartment terrace prevented me from catching the start of the eclipse. By the time it came into my view the eclipse was already in progress. Unfortunately low lying clouds over New York City caused the moon to disappear before it fully set. But, I captured what I could and you can really see why they call these events the “blood moon”.
You can read more about the event in NYC here: Gothamist WNYC
Cloudy Day Central Park
It was a cloudy but warm day in Central Park when I shot this clip at the Lake. Lots of people enjoying the start of spring. Can you see the turtle in the clip? He was the perfect model and hung out the entire time.
Seems that I missed my chance to get into The Vessel at Hudson Yards. This was my first visit and I was looking forward to getting into the Vessel. I know that they have had some tragic incidents occur. And people lost their lives. Anybody know when it might be opening back up?