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Seattle Sunset - July

Edit 2012-07-09: Hello Cliff Mass Weather Blog fans! If anyone's interested in the ridiculous home-made Arduino-powered timelapse gadget wot I built, I'm (very slowly) writing up a summary on my blog-thing. Another good video I've taken with it is here. Exciting!

 

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Atmosphere was looking a bit weird last night, so I started heading down to the waterfront to do another time-lapse thing. Had to wait ages for a bus, and after finally catching one - on the way I glimpsed a splendid view of the Space Needle with a glorious sunset behind. Cue getting off at the next stop and running back up a chunk of the hill, before setting up the Timelapse-O-Tron 9000 at the edge of a scruffy car-park...

 

While taking this, I talked to quite a few people interested in the results of this time-lapse. So if anyone I met is reading (and watching) this, hello!

 

(Video could do with a bit more tweaking - there's a bit of white-balance flicker in places (oops), along with some tripod wobble (my fault). Also the camera's auto-exposure has squashed some of the dynamic range, making things get lighter after the sun sets - I need to add that back in with LRTimelapse. Also also, crop could be a bit tighter, etc. etc. etc. Despite all that, I'm quite pleased with it! And I'm going to keep an eye on the weather - sky looks interestingly hazy today...)

 

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Taken on July 9, 2012