I saw this storm brewing on my way home from work one evening. As I ascended the stairway entrance to my home I was convinced I had the makings of a great capture. A quick glance at the calendar and my suspicions were correct.. Tonight was full moon!
With the elevated view I have off my Annex rooftop, I opted to leave my tripod legs in and have the camera lower so as to minimize vibrations from wind. The general shake of the house from the [freight train tracks] just above Dupont Street to the North of me was another reason to keep the tripod unextended.
As the storm aged, the various items I used to shield the camera from any rain started to make it look like a living thing on my rooftop. Almost extraterrestial in nature, I will have to post a picture of this lapse's camera setup on my site http://intransit.to/ so you can see how it compares to the little 'phone home' version :)
Thank you Clint Mansell for a small and tiny portion of the soundtrack to the phenomenal movie "The Fountain" please check it out on IMDB here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414993/
I chose to blend this year's storm timelapse with a timelapse I did approximately 2 years ago when we first moved to this house. Obviously my framing was less than perfect 2 yrs back as you can see I did nothing to avoid the giant satellite dish that is on the roof. Do they even work anymore?? This also happen to be a time when I thought I could figure out a manual pan movement and attempt to 'track' the movement of the moon. Well, the smooth pan movement I was looking for didn't happen the way I intended however I managed to jerkily pan the frame westward enough to catch a chem-trail pass by and ribbon across the sky like it was some kind of midnight serpent.
I'll say no more, please enjoy this labour of love...