Lady Luck

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tom hardwick
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I've often said we make our own good luck in this video game, but Lady Luck sure smiled down on me last weekend. As the guests were tucking into their wedding breakfast I thought I'd set the camcorder up and get a shot of the marquee against the grey skies of evening.

Well, here's what happened. I was going to simply timelapse the grey skies, but unknown to me I was exactly on axis with the setting sun, and when slowly the sun broke free from the clouds it illuminated them beautifully from underneath.

This is at 4200x faster than realtime. It lasts all of 14 seconds at this speed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJLmreMpA0w

tom.

Fergie
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You could wait a lifetime and still never even get close to another shot like that Tom

Nice one.

               
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Dave R Smith
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tom hardwick wrote:
This is at 4200x faster than realtime. It lasts all of 14 seconds at this speed.
tom.

Great Shot Tom - but I don't think it took 16.5 hours to film - possibly 420* about 98 minutes?

Hope someone brought you some nosh during this time.

tom hardwick
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Interesting. I simply went 'speed' and changed the timeline from 100% to 4200%, soyes, 420x.

branny
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Beautiful stuff Tom! Sometimes luck is on our side.

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James lundy
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Really great stuff Tom - It looks amazing.

Did you try masking the marquee, so that would stay in real time? I know the tree on the right may cause hassle, but that would 'ko' money footage. :)

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tom hardwick
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As you say, it's perfectly possible to mask various portions of the image and play around with their frame rates, colour balance, exposure and so on. I'll think on it, see how it looks. In fact I think it looks better slower than I've got it at present, so I'll fiddle around with varying speed throughout the clip to see if it can look even better.

tom.

James lundy
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I'd love to see what you do with it, and would appreciate it if you would post any alterations Tom.

cheers,

James.

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Mike Pulcinella
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How flippin' awesome is THAT??? Lucky, indeed! Thanks for posting.