Timelapse: Sunset at the Donau river

Β  Hello my friends! Here’s a brand new timelapse i made in Vienna πŸ˜€ The place where i’m temporary staying is right next to the river so i do spend a lot of time in the area. To be honest it inspires me more than the overly photographed and crowded city center! I hope you enjoy it as well!

Β  Wishing you all a great weekend! β™₯

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19 thoughts on “Timelapse: Sunset at the Donau river

  1. Alex…
    That really is absolutely fantastic….I found it all beautiful, but the change of pace at the end where (I guess ?????), you do something with the frame rate for the swan scene is SO SO SO effective…That section blew me away.
    Can I be really cheeky and ask you if you’d email me with a description of how you shot and edited this, what you used hardware and software wise etc, I simply have to have a crack at something along these lines….
    If you do, I’ll even release you from your Apfelstrudel obligation ! πŸ™‚
    Pretty please πŸ™‚

    1. Thank youuu Stuart! πŸ˜€ Your really enthusiastic comment made me very happy! You noticed correctly, towards the ending i slowed down the pace a little πŸ˜‰ I shoot timelapses using the fps setting in Magic Lantern…So the speed of the video is already chosen at the time of the shooting…Magic Lantern outputs the timelapse as an HD video file, not jpegs or raw image files…Not much room for editing but virtually no strain to the shutter…For that last part i slowed it down just a little in post-processing. I always use Sony Vegas for my video editing and Magic Bullet Looks for color grading and my hardware is just my Canon 60D, lens: Sigma 17-70mm and a tiny little table tripod that i carry always with me πŸ™‚ Nothing fancy here… Well if you would like to know more details or have more specific questions, you can send me an email and i’ll be happy to help you out with what i can πŸ˜€

      1. Thanks so much Alex…
        All of those software names are new to me so I’ll hit the net and do some research…
        Chances are I’ll be back picking your brains before too long. πŸ™‚
        Stay cool………

          1. Looks like I’ll be relying on Photoshop then….
            Still, never mind, at this point I don’t even know how to shoot interval styleeee, let alone process the subsequent shots…
            So first question… πŸ™‚
            With your opening sequence of the river, approximately what interval did you use between each shot in the sequence? This would give me a rough idea of where to start in shooting a sequence.

            I’m doing a project based on memory and think I might try to incorporate a timelapse as a digital accompaniment to some colour slide prints.

            Nothing like biting off more than you can chew!

            1. For all the shots i use the fps override function in Magic Lantern with the same setting, 3fps but that’s video… When i used to do timelapses using the intervalometer i usually set it to take 1 shot every 3 seconds…It really depends on what you are shooting though. I find that for landscapes, sunsets and clouds one photo every 3 to 5 seconds is the best… If you plan to shoot something that is moving fast you need to reduce that time…and respectively when shooting something that moves really slow you should increase the time…Now for the duration it also depends…I usually shoot for as long i find my subject interesting not caring about how long the end result will be…There are some formulas that can help you calculate all that but i never used them πŸ˜› I’m a bad student…hehe!

              1. You might have been a bad student but as a instructor you seem shit hot!
                Thanks Alex….lots of good stuff to get my teeth into there, (but shut up about Magic Lantern, you’ve made your smug ‘Canon pees on Nikon’ point)
                πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

                1. Hahaha! Well, if hypothetically Magic Lantern didn’t exist i wouldn’t be such a big Canon fan…I would consider going to Nikon…but with ML into play…I’m sorry…I’m sold! I love it, i cannot live without it…and they are now developing a system that uses the live view to shoot silent photos in full resolution without moving the shutter…You know what that means? Timelapses in full resolution from raw image files without straining the shutter!!! YES PLEASE!!! It’s still in beta but if they manage to officially release it without any bugs, i’m gonna give FREE Apfelstrudels to the whole development team! So happy i will be! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ (Ok i’ll shut up now)…hihihi…

    1. Thank you Robert! πŸ˜€ Well, that was quite a simple setup that i used for this one…I can only shoot video, not image files to make a timelapse cause my shutter actuation count is already in a dangerous zone. That means less editing room and not that great quality but the fps function in Magic Lantern doesn’t strain the shutter…so it’s a good compromise… Will love to have a dedicated timelapse camera though…Imagine the quality and editing capabilities of raw files. I would only make 4K videos that way πŸ˜€

    1. That’s very kind coming from you πŸ˜€ Thank you! I’m really interesting in timelapses and i will try to experiment more with them, so hopefully there will be a lot more to come!

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