Ocean Beach Sunset #226, 25 February 2012


Nikon D40 DSLR, Landscape Mode

Good Morning:

I wanted to experiment with using time-lapse photography to create video, and San Francisco’s Ocean Beach at sunset is a great place for photographers to play mad scientist with their camers. For an inspiring example of what you can do, visit “The Mountain” by tesophotrography at YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk6_hdRtJOE.

Among many other things, I learned that an intervalometer is a great addition to a photographer’s toolbox; using the timer on my iPhone to snap a picture every 15 seconds gets a bit tedious. Probably should have taken advantage of low tide to get as close to the water as possible, too. But I did manage to collect roughly 270 pictures, or about 9 seconds of video. This one, of course, is #226. Since the subject was a Pacific Ocean sunset, some of the stills turned out halfway decently. I like this one because it shows how a human being can provide both scale and context for the entire scene.

Vonn Scott Bair


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