After a surprisingly alcohol free New Year’s Eve I awoke early this morning with the intention of capturing a timelapse of the first sunrise of 2014 but all didn’t go quite to plan!
For those of you who followed my early morning walks and sunrise photos in 2013 you’ll know that one of my favourite places to walk is along the River Deben from Woodbridge. Even after checking what the weather is likely to be like on my phone each night you never quite know what you are going to wake up to.
Checking out of the bedroom window around 7am this morning everything looked a lot more promising! So I loaded up the car and made the short ten minute journey to Woodbridge.
Here are the results of the next couple of hours….
The RRP for this little gizmo is over £30 and at that price I would never have considered getting one but I managed to pick this one up for just £1 from the local B&M discount store! Now that’s what I call a bargain!
I’m using the FREE version and it seems to work really well. Very simple to use and the results are quite reasonable. There are a number of settings, the most handy being the ability to adjust the frame rate after the timelapse has been recorded.
I attached the camera to the tripod and then spent the next 40 minutes or so capturing various timelapse sequences.
Considering I didn’t manage to achieve my original objective for the morning I thoroughly enjoyed my first early morning walk of 2014. Will TIMELAPSE become a new obsession for 2014? After today and with memories of last years BBC Great British Year still fresh in my mind, it probably will! The abundance of bird life was an added bonus too. Lots of gulls, plenty of Curlew, several Lapwings and a few Reed Bunting in the mix too I think.
All in all, a great start to 2014!