I was doing some work on a ladder the other day at Scandinavian Photo in Mölndal where I work part-time in the store. You should be able to spot me behind the counter in this clip, btw. The idea of shooting this timelapse was born on the ladder where I saw the view. 951 RAW images later here we are. Shot using the built-in interval timer in the Nikon D300s during the 4 opening hours on a random Saturday, camera hooked on to a lighting rail in the ceiling with a Manfrotto 'Superclamp' and a ball head. I used the Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye lens and a cut sheet of 4-stop ND gel filter attached in the rear lens pocket of the fisheye for the 5 second shutter speed that I wanted.
All processing done on a MacBook Pro 13" (poor thing). RAW images developed in Lightroom 2 and exported as JPEG 1280x720 pixels. Then opened as image sequence in Photoshop CS4, converted to smart layers, added selective focus with the fabulous 'Alien Skin Bokeh' plugin, then cloned away some disturbing flourescent tubes in the upper part of the composition. Exported from Ps as new image sequence (JPEG) in a shared folder for de-flickering with VirtualDub on a Windows 7 virtual machine, still on the MacBook. Exported from VirtualDub to uncompressed AVI, compressed with MPEG Streamclip to Apple ProRes422 then finally edited in iMovie '09. Long way to go. :)
Exposure info: 5 sec @ f/10, ISO100, 10.5mm, 16 seconds interval. Nikon D300s
Please take a look at Alien Skin Software's Photoshop plugins if you haven't already, they're awesome. The generous guys over there sponsored me with their 'Photo Bundle' the other week for my 'City Rush' timelapse and here I am trying to credit back a little. :)
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