A couple of old standby views from my flight from Portland to Sacramento.
Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
I subscribe to Splat Photo by Aaron Hockley. His most recent email asks:
Is photography a numbers game? Is it about quantity or quality? Is it better to produce one good image each month or a dozen each week?
That’s a good question. I have been being more selective, publishing fewer, better photos. But I don’t always.
For example, yesterday I posted my first time lapse video. It isn’t that good, especially in light of the incredible time lapse videos we see on the web.
So, why would I post it? Maybe for couple of reasons:
- I am on a journey of learning. I don’t feel the need to present myself as having arrived. I just want to be moving in the right direction. Trying something new and telling people how I did it is success for me. I want to learn and have my next one be better.
- If I will only publish something if it’s better than everything else out there, I’ll never publish. Probably, neither will you. Create. Stick your neck out. Share. Maybe you’ll inspire someone else to try.
How about you? How would you answer Aaron’s question?
I tried using online GIF animators of the cloud timelapse video. Using only 30 of the images resulted in an animated GIF 1.81 MB large!
Today I wanted to try to make a time lapse video. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t cooperating.
I put my Canon Powershot S100 on a tripod and aimed it out the back window. I started the CHDK time lapse program with a 30 second interval.1 Then, 141 pictures later, I turned the camera off.2
I used Picasa to put the pictures on my computer and export them at 1000 pixels wide. I cropped the images to 16×9 aspect ratio3 using IrfanView in batch mode and converted the cropped images to an AVI file using RAD Video Tools. I uploaded the AVI to YouTube.
I was surprised to see cloud movement in the resulting video. Watching out the window didn’t reveal any movement.
I also tried a bunch of online animated GIF converters, but using only 30 of the images resulted in an animated GIF 1.81 MB large!
2The battery indicator was blinking its warning. If I do this much more, I’m going to need another power source for the camera.
3This seems to be the right aspect ratio to avoid getting black bands on the side of the video on YouTube.
I like taking pictures out plane windows. I like making animated GIFs. I want to try making time lapse photos.1 This picture from GIFtychs which combines all three inspires me to try something similar.
Posted from 30,000 feet on the return flight. :-)
I shook Pat Lencioni’s hand today. Yeah, I was in groupie mode. :-)
I may have my limitations, but I love a great show! Ending up next to the stage was just frosting on the cake. :-)