Archive for the Time Lapse Category

Stacking Wood – No Problem!

Posted in Gopro Hero5, Time Lapse on February 23, 2019 by budbranch

My grandkids Facetimed me in the middle of it…

Cloud Time Lapse

Posted in Gopro Hero5, Time Lapse on September 9, 2018 by budbranch

At the end, Mars rises in the center…

Sardinas Canyon Fire Cloud

Posted in Gopro Hero5, Time Lapse on June 26, 2018 by budbranch

15 miles to the south of Taos, the Sardinas Canyon fire inspires a sunset cumulus cloud…

We Went To Riverton Wyoming For the Total Solar Eclipse Experience!

Posted in 5DMII, Aerial, Astrophotography, Available Light, Canon 7D, Composite, DJI Phantom 3, Gopro Hero5, interval exposure, Sony RX100-II, Time Lapse, Wide Angle on September 3, 2017 by budbranch

Julie and I drove up through Colorado to stay in Riverton Wyoming the weekend before the eclipse.  On the way we encountered a brushfire that stopped traffic for a couple of hours:


IMG_0566IMG_0542IMG_0461Once checked into our hotel, we explored the area, looking for high ground near the centerline of the eclipse track.  Here is a time-lapse movie of a drive we took up to Thermopolis – really beautiful land:

Later that evening, we backtracked to some beautiful painted rock formations – I used the drone to make some photos:



Monday morning we checked out early and headed to our spot on a plateau in the Wind River Reservation.  Car-campers had stayed there overnight, so we took up a position behind them, in the road.  We were quickly joined by many cars and RVs – we had picked  a popular place!


DSC05144C:DCIM100GOPROGOPR0662.GPRWe set up cameras and I picked a little mandolin to pass the time – a really nice morning…

First contact was 10:20 or so – I started one camera shooting exposures at 3 minute intervals.  Everyone on the site was using eclipse glasses:

DSC05140DSC05142DSC05128-EditI clamped a GoPro to the rear hatch and made a time lapse video of our doings as totality approached, and after – here it is (totality happens about 9 seconds in…):

Here is a still photo I  made during totality:


I sent the drone up a couple of minutes before totality, and parked it at 400′.  I hoped to see the shadow race through, but high cirrus clouds, and the fact that the edge of the shadow is not razor sharp meant that the event is kinda subtle.  But the 360 degree sunset phenomenon is pretty cool, and it DOES get very dark!

We folded up our tripods at about 1PM and headed south, but ran into epic traffic getting out of Wyoming:


This is a composite image of 3 minute interval shots (58), and one shot of totality:

We went to a lot of trouble to witness 140 seconds of total solar eclipse, but it was totally worth it.  Photos do NOT do it justice.  There is something indescribably intense about it – I hope you witness it.  Thanks for reading – more star-related photography here.

Gopro Fun:

Posted in Gopro Hero5, Handheld, Time Lapse, Wide Angle on August 4, 2017 by budbranch

Gopro Hero5:

Extreme wide angle, very portable, creates “raw” files for maximum adjustability – I love this little camera.  Also, time-lapse video is is a nice feature:

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Hard Work Time-Lapse

Posted in Gopro Hero4, Time Lapse on September 4, 2016 by budbranch

Hand-Mixing Concrete For Deck Piers from Bud Branch on Vimeo.


Posted in sky, Time Lapse on July 3, 2016 by budbranch

Taos sunset 0702 from Bud Branch on Vimeo.

We Take Delivery of a Shed:

Posted in Gopro Hero4, interval exposure, Time Lapse with tags on June 19, 2016 by budbranch

We Take Delivery of a Portable Shed from Bud Branch on Vimeo.

Afternoon Clouds

Posted in Gopro Hero4, interval exposure, Time Lapse with tags on June 5, 2016 by budbranch

Taos Canyon Afternoon Clouds from Bud Branch on Vimeo.

There’s cat and people action in the window, too…

The Peak of the Perseids: No Moon, Plenty of Clouds

Posted in 5DMII, Astrophotography, Available Light, Long exposures, sky, Time Lapse on August 16, 2015 by budbranch

Perseid Clouds from Bud Branch on Vimeo.

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