Wildflowers and Rain Time Lapse
This time-lapse was an experiment to capture rain drops moving around on wildflowers as they were rained on. While it did not really work the way I had hoped I like the way it turned out – it is a peaceful and gentle video. Calming even.
To view the video click on the image below. I find that viewing it at high-resolution in WordPress runs a bit rough and recommend you move over to YouTube and watch if full screen at high resolution.
The white flowers are the Fawn Lily, the blue are Camas and the pink are Shooting Stars. These are among the most abundant of the spring wildflowers in our area. The Fawn Lilly is perhaps the most photographed as well.
This one has to go into the learning column too – I need much longer set ups and greater gaps between exposures for this kind of time-lapse. Also, I think that the scenes with less panning or zooming are more effective and more peaceful and allow greater concentration on what little action there is visible – the occasional drop of water sliding on a stem or the slow weighing down of a leaf or blossom or petal by the weight of an accumulating drop. On the other hand, it is good to learn how to get the panning and so on working smoothly in LRTimelapse.
Technical Details: Canon EOS 5Dmkii, SMC Takumar 100mm/f4 macro lens, ISO100, f11, varying from 0.15 to 0.6 second, 2002 images in total, taken 2 seconds apart with the aid of a Pixel TW-282 timer. Manual settings, custom white balance, RAW files shot at 3861 x 2172. Edited in Lightroom 4 and LRTimelapse 2.3.1, then rendered as a movie through LR4 Slideshow module, with LRTimelapse templates. I chose the 24fps option.