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Timelapse Dolly @ Sutro Baths | by geekyrocketguy
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Timelapse Dolly @ Sutro Baths

Since I'm currently in Dead Week (the week between the end of classes and the beginning of finals), I drove out to Sutro Baths, near San Francisco. The Sutro Baths were a series of swimming pools until the facility burned down in the 1960s. Now there are a lot of unusual ruins there. After shooting the sunset, I set up my timelapse dolly and filmed the star trails over the ocean. The ambient light was incredibly orange because of the sodium vapor street lights off in the distance, so I added a little light from my ungelled LED headlamp to add some blue. In retrospect, it probably was a bit too blue and could have benefited from a 1/2 CTO gel, but the scene came out decently regardless.


The view through the window at sunset is here.

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Taken on May 3, 2011