I have recently moved to Ireland from South Africa - when I was in South Africa I really enjoyed my wildlife photography, but there isn't much wildlife (of the same variety) here in Dublin! So instead of wildlife photography I am developing my skills and styles with HDR photography - which you can see at richardwaghorn.com - and now with trying out time lapse photography.
I have been really impressed with the time lapse videos I have seen on Vimeo, and I wanted to do the same. My first attempt was a time lapse of the super moon over Dublin Bay earlier this month, but it wasn't very good. So, I have been doing some research on how best to do time lapse and this is my first proper attempt, with all controls set to manual. However, none of this was shot using a tripod, but I used well positioned resting points to keep the camera steady.
The subject matter of this video is the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland. I took a number of time lapse sequences at different points along the river in the afternoon sunshine! I used an interval of 1 to 2 seconds, and used a ND filter to get as long an exposure as I could get.
For a first attempt, I am quite pleased - and I am now thinking about other time lapses I can tackle...
Scenes are: Ha'penny Bridge, river front near O'Connell Bridge, looking west from O'Connell Bridge, Custom House, Grand Canal Dock, view west from Sean O'Casey Bridge, P&O Ferry at Dublin Docks (x2), cargo ship heading out into Dublin Bay (x2).
Equipment used: Canon 5D Mark II, 24-105mm lens, 17-40mm lens, variable ND filter, and time interval controller. Edited using Final Cut Pro. Music is At The River by Groove Armada
Update - I have also uploaded a version of these sequences in black and white
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