Yet another timelapse experiment. Still shooting with the OMD EM1, but this time with the brilliant M.Zuiko 75/1.8 -- a lens I normally break out for portraiture.
This time I went with program mode, and let the camera worry about the exposure settings. Figured that since the lighting would change pretty dramatically throughout that this was best. I'm actually surprised by how well it worked -- this looks to have substantially less flicker than the ones where the camera was set to manual mode.
I'm not really happy with the post work on this, but posting anyway as it's an interesting experiment. One significant learning is that doing the same edits on a sequence like this, where the light changes drastically, can produce pretty mediocre results. I think this probably represents the limit of what Lightroom can do in this space -- will need to move to another tool that can handle this more gracefully.
The only thing I really did in LR this time was to turn up the saturation, etc, a bit. It's a fun effect, but not at all realistic, and the uniform treatment of all the frames really falls apart in the middle. Would also like to vary exposure over time too, but I don't know of a way to make LR do that.
For reference, all the frames were shot at ISO 200, but the first frame was 1/4000 at f/8, and the last frame was 0.8 seconds at f/1.8 -- quite a big difference!