"Time-Lapse" Photography

Time-lapse photography doesn't have to be some complicated process where you fix settings on your camera. Just taking a series of photos over a period of time can give the effect of moment-by-moment changes.

Before our snow storm last week, the forecasters seemed pretty certain of the time it would start. So an hour before it began, I took a picture of our back yard.

This is what it looked like at 1 p.m. on Thursday.

At 2 p.m. I went back to the same spot and took another picture because, yes, the weatherman was exactly right about the start time.

And another picture at 3 p.m.

Another one at 4 p.m.

Back at 5 p.m.

 By 6 p.m., it was almost too dark to get a really good picture. But I love the way everything turned blue as the sun went down.

And by 8 a.m. the next morning, we had our total amount - about 6 inches. It was absolutely beautiful to watch the snow pile up in the backyard and turn the property into a winter wonderland.

What events, activities, people or places do you have that you could do some "time-lapse" photography with? It could be something as simple as rain falling in the rain gauge. Or you could take photos of the dog over the course of an hour as she rolls around, moves from place to place and takes her nap.

The possibilities for some dramatic photography are endless.

By the way, we had a squirrel, too. He might be my next time-lapse project. Maybe.


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