By Uncage the Soul in Uncategorized
The 2010 Winter Solstice arrived with the once in a lifetime opportunity to also witness a total lunar eclipse on the same night. Seemed like all the excuse needed to be somewhere spectacular to watch the show unfold. Unfortunately, a winter solstice in Oregon does not often come with clear skies. And such was the case up on Mt Hood at Timberline Lodge where a continuous succession of snow showers fully obscured the moon. But it ended up being a very appropriate setting for a winter solstice… a frozen landscape wrapped in darkness and a sense that this was as deep in hibernation as a world could get. So I put an array of DSLR cameras to work, employing a time lapse technique I am still perfecting. The time lapse sequences in this short are actually a series of hundreds of photographs. Each photo becomes a frame of video. So for a six second video clip at 30 frames per second, at least 180 photos need to be shot! There are many video applications for this technique I am excited to explore as the days now get longer!