Ile de Bangor Test Time Lapse
I've been doing alot of time lapse work with my little GoPro HD Hero. This is proof that this camera, although extremely pratical, is far from able to deal with extreme situations like this. There is no manual exposure control, and the auto-exposure is thrown off completely when the sun hits the lens directly. This creates the flickering that is seen in this video. Also the shutter speeds are way too high for a time lapse which doesn't really work here (there is no easy way to add a ND filter to this camera...)
I sure hope someday that I will have the money to invest in a proper time lapse setup and return to this spot on a day with similar conditions to reshoot this.
This is one photo every 2 seconds, played back at 16fps (for a total time of ~22 minutes)
Taken on the island of Belle-Ile-en-Mer, off the southern coast of Brittany, France. (The exact spot is the small passage between the main island and the adjacent tiny island called the Ile de Bangor, one of my favorite spots on the island).