March 7 2015
I was looking for a reason to get out and test my timelapse dolly. Much to learn with doing timelapses, especially when motion is added to the mix. What is a timelapse dolly? A timelapse is a series of images taken over time. When played in sequence at 23 frames or more per second, a movie is created that reveals changes over time that are usually too subtle to notice with just a quick look. You've surely seen timelapses before. While timelapses are usually taken from a static location, a dolly adds motion to the equation. My timelapse this trip turned out okay except for some unexpected flickering due to the sun setting and my novice approach to manually compensating for the exposure changes. A whole book could be written (and I'm sure some have been written) about how to do timelapses so I won't bore you with all the details. Instead I focus on the trip Hayden and I took to get to Mt Vernon to do the timelapse and the short hike near Deception Pass that we did. At the bottom of the post you can see the timelapse in case you are interested. I will also leave a couple of links below in case you care to learn more about timelapse photography.
The hike was just over 2 miles with about 550 feet of elevation gain.
The finished product.
The Ultimate Timelapse FAQ
The ultimate timelapse video - The Evergreen State Experience by Donald Jensen