Ok, I know I have not been blogging as regular as I should, but having to apply for my own position at work is way to exhausting at the moment... Although, I did get out the other day to get the photos above, including the time-lapse project I also did... Let me explain!
Bayer, who are celebrating their 150 years, has a blimp that is flying people around. A friend of mine in Auckland put out a call asking if anyone was going to be out, if they could photograph it, as his brother would be onboard! So, I thought I'd help, and arranged a location to be. His brother texted me saying it would be an afternoon/evening flight around 5-7pm. So it would be a 'facing' the east composition. I thought do I do north side, Blues Point, or South Side, Observatory Hill, I opted for the later. Anyway, whilst waiting, 5pm came... And went, then suddenly, I got the text, its a "NO GO" due to winds! What to do now?
So, as I had the gear in the car, I thought I might get a shot of the Harbour Bridge whilst here, and I had my tripod as well. It wasn't until I got to my spot, I thought about doing a time-lapse of the sunset against the bridge! I had done one before, so the settings would be ok (just a little more thought) to give it a go! So I set it all up, and let the camera simply do its thing.
Settings are, if you're interested, A/V, F9.0 and ISO200. Then I set the intervalometer at a 10 second interval, with a 2 second countdown. What I should have done, was for a 5 second interval, which then would have given me double the images and a longer video! Then, in Lightroom, a sharpen, and boosted the blue, red and green spectrum's only, and VERY slightly increased temp... I also cropped at 1600 x 900 which is a better 'video' output, and then 'synced ALL 800 odd images so as settings are the same. I then outputted the video at 24 frames per second, a plug-in that you can find for Lightroom...
Hoo roo for now...------