Canon Vixia HF R700
This is a time-lapse video of a July sunset at our home in rural Kewaunee County, WI. This compresses about an hour of time into a minute.
Be sure to watch long enough to see the contrails (A trail of condensed water from aircraft at high altitude, seen as a white streak against the sky.) There are three of them. It is easy to miss the first one. It shows up at about 27-seconds in as a light line coming in from the right side of the tree. The other two you won’t miss at 34 and 42 seconds. They come from the top of the frame and are prominent in the scene.
For the best viewing experience, you’ll want to watch this video at full-screen and high definition. To do so, click the controls in the bottom right corner of the video frame.
July 23rd was a particularly active day for the skies in our area. I set my camera in the wheat field across the road from our home and let it record a couple of hours.
My favorite part of this video is watching the development of clouds; seemingly out of thin air. I also think it’s cool to see the sun brighten the wheat field when it breaks through an opening in the clouds.
This video condenses two hours of real-time video into about two minutes.
For the best viewing experience, click the controls at the bottom right of the frame to view it in HD and full-screen.
The cargo ship, The Algoma Enterprise, arrives at the port of Duluth, Minnesota on July 16, 2017. This time-lapse video shows it sailing under the Aerial Lift Bridge and then the bridge lowering.
This was a very cool event. Needing a little time together, my wife and I snatched a weekend away to Duluth, MN. My plan was to try to capture a nice photo of their famous Aerial Lift Bridge with the sunset behind it. While there to capture the sunset, a large ship was arriving – the Algoma Enterprise. We waited longer than we would have to see this ship pass by. I set my video camera on the tripod and let it record the event. This is the result.
The Algoma Enterprise is listed as a, “Self Discharging Bulk Carrier.” This ship is about 730 feet long and 76 feet wide. It’s home port is Toronto, Canada.
You can view the full-screen version of this video by clicking the full-screen control in the lower right hand corner.
This is a timelapse video of a sunrise over rural Kewaunee County, WI. This sunrise was captured behind my house on July 20, 2017. I began recording in the dark of dawn; before sunrise.
It was a windy morning which, as you can see, gave a lot of motion to lower level clouds. I put the camera on a tripod behind my house to protect it from shaking by the wind. One minute of video represents an hour of actual time.
I recently picked up an inexpensive video camera, in hopes of using it to for capture timelapse photography. It’s a different genre of art and I have a lot to learn.