Cactus Bloom - my first attempt at time interval exposure - video inside

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lazarus Realty

These cactus are in our back yard and I just had to take a crack at time lapse exposure. It was fun. The flowers bloomed a lot quicker than I thought they would so instead of one exposure every 2 minutes I could have done them every minute or 30 seconds.

 


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Rainmaker
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Sonja Babic
Sonja Babic/PRIME Realty NC, LLC - New Bern, NC
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WOW very cool. How long did you have to shot this?
May 07, 2008 07:56 AM #1
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Jimmy McCall
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Randy, Very cool.  My wife got a new camera for Mother's Day.  (That reminds me I was going to blog on that) It is not that fancy but it is cooler than what he had.  I like taking pictures too.
May 07, 2008 07:59 AM #2
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Randy "Lazarus" McAtee
Lazarus Realty - Fresno, CA
Owner/Broker, Lazarus Realty, Fresno California

Sonja,

 

I think I got 43 shots timed at 2 minutes apart so the bloom only took about an hour and a half. Like I said, much faster than I anticipated 

May 07, 2008 08:00 AM #3
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Sonja Babic
Sonja Babic/PRIME Realty NC, LLC - New Bern, NC
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LOL I was thinking days. It would be cool for sunsets o the waterfront listing (or sunrise) Thanks
May 07, 2008 08:05 AM #4
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Rob Muller
ReMax Town & Country - Canton, GA
Cherokee County Real Estate
Really cool! Thanks for sharing- it's something you don't really get to see.
May 07, 2008 08:16 AM #5
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L. Wayne Denton
Denton Properties, Inc. - Loganville, GA
I have a handle on your market!!!

Now for those of us who are more challenged than others, can you give us a few more details as to how you got it from the camera to the video in the computer, then to the Youtube thing.  There is way too much fun out there for you guys not to share it with some of us who are geriactricly (sp? think of older) challenged.

Wonderful pictures and would have had no clue to how fast that could happen. 

May 07, 2008 08:52 AM #6
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Randy "Lazarus" McAtee
Lazarus Realty - Fresno, CA
Owner/Broker, Lazarus Realty, Fresno California

Wayne that's asking a LOT!

 

after I transfered the images to my computer I recorded a routine (in photoshop) for one photo which cropped the image, adjusted the levels and colors, and sharpened it.  Then I had the program do that for ALL 43 pics.

Next I opened Imovie on my Macbook Pro and imported the images.  Imovie is very user friendly so all I did was moved the images to the timeline.  Set the time for each frame to play (i had to do this with each one manually).  Added the title and a little sound and saved it as an mov file.  Then I uploaded it to YOUTUBE. 

All this is easier said than done.  But it wasnt THAT hard.   

May 07, 2008 09:11 AM #7
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Bryce Mohan
Bryce Mohan Photography - Bellevue, WA

Randy, very cool...nice job. :)

Cheers, -B

May 07, 2008 09:17 AM #8
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Maureen Maureen
Orangeburg, NY
Randy - That was so cool.  I'd love to see more.  
May 07, 2008 11:28 AM #9
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Mike Wilmers
RE/MAX Heritage Homes - El Cajon, CA
Very techy!  Thanks!  ~Debbie
May 07, 2008 12:53 PM #10
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Lisa Lambert
The Law Offices of Elisabeth A. Lambert - Fresno, CA
Esq. 1031 Exchange Expert
That is very cool Lazarus. Very impressive. Thanks for sharing.
May 08, 2008 04:54 AM #11
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Steven W. Monk
Exeter 1031 Exchange Services - Fresno, CA
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Hi Laazrus, that was very nice my daughter wants to be a photographer, and you gave her a great idea.  She is currently taking class at FCC.  She says they have a great lab there.

 

Steve

May 08, 2008 03:41 PM #12
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Julie Kippen
Vernal, UT
Very Nice. I would like to learn more about cameras and the programs available.
May 08, 2008 04:35 PM #13
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Trish Edmonds
Ad Vantage Virtual Tours, LLC - Jacksonville, FL

Very nice.  I tried to do this once but didn't have it timed right.  I need to take some time and give this another shot.  Thanks for the inspiration.

May 08, 2008 07:30 PM #14
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