Well it's all here in the video. My first time lapse shot using the recommended 'holy grail' technique of LRTimelapse, in which exposure is adjusted to cope with changing light conditions and then compensated for later in software. This was a sequence I made in early 2013, when I was first trying time lapse, and I made a lot of mistakes, as you will see.
This video shows how the sequence progressed as I attempted to revamp it, first in LRTimelapse v3 and then finally in v4 which has just been released. Although it isn't a great sequence, having pretty boring sky, rather slapdash composition and no camera movement, nevertheless I was so impressed at what the software was able to do via its visual de-flicker functionality that I felt compelled to share this.
I set out to get a close-up of the Sun, tracking its motion on my Astrotrac mount. At the same time I was planning to do some simple MoCo time lapse of the overall scene. I thought the road would provide some interest, perhaps showing the drivers switching on their lights. It did actually get noticeably darker during the event, but the cloud cover was pretty much total :)
After I'd packed up my gear and was about to leave, I managed to see the last stages of the eclipse through some thin cloud... for about three seconds! I quickly set up my telephoto lens again, hoping at least to get a still image—but that was it. Three seconds.
It isn't all perfect shots and awesomeness. Sometimes we fail! But the bad days are the price we pay for the good ones, and I'm happy to continue paying.
My first outing with the DP Stage One slider and Stage R rotary units. I'd planned to get the sun setting exactly between two pieces of wood that stick up here on the shore. However, the rig places the camera about 40cm above the ground, so my rats-eye-view shot didn't quite work out. It didn't really matter much, since the actual sun decided not to show up. However, I'm pretty pleased with the cloud motion I managed to capture.