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    Time lapse at Gayle Beck Lodge

    On Tuesday of this week I spent the whole night up by Gayle Beck Lodge near Ribblehead in the Yorkshire Dales shooting some time lapse clips and single shot frames. The lodge is an old ruined hunting lodge which sadly has fallen into a very dilapidated condition, but it has a history behind it which can be found by entering it on Google. While I was there (from 3:30pm Tuesday to 8am Wednesday) I shot a "Holy Grail" time lapse with my Sony A7Sii and Samyang 24mm f1.4 lens and my Timelapse+ view. Over 2,000 images were taken with exposures ranging from 1/6400 second at f1.4 and ISO 100 to 20 seconds at f1.4 and ISO 1250, while doing this a motorised pan and tilt head was moving the camera.
    With my Sony A7iii and Samyang 12mm f2.8 fisheye lens I shot some static time lapses, selfies and just to be a bit different I was experimenting with a lens ball! (this can be seen in the clip below). Exposures for these were all 30 seconds at f2.8 and ISO 6400. The only downside to the trip was that I didn't realise just how many cars use that road and there are quite a few headlight flashes but it just adds to what I experienced during the night. I will be having another go with the lens ball but hopefully away from so much traffic

    The full video which includes all the clips plus some still frames can be seen at the following link, it is in HD and 4K and does look better on a larger screen

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRbg-8zM_ug&t=25s

    Best wishes
    Gordon

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    Another incredible video.

    I love the location. I actually kind of liked the car flashes and the people (I assume that's you); as you say, it adds to the experience. I love the stars reflected in the water.

    I didn't like the lens ball all that much, but maybe that's me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    Another incredible video.

    I love the location. I actually kind of liked the car flashes and the people (I assume that's you); as you say, it adds to the experience. I love the stars reflected in the water.

    I didn't like the lens ball all that much, but maybe that's me.
    Thanks for the comments, it was me speeding about and as you say, that and the car headlights helps tell a story about the experience of being out there all night. I understand what you're saying about the lens ball, it's a bit like 'Marmite', you either love it or you hate it. It was done as an experiment to see if capturing a time lapse with it was possible which it is and it's something I'll be trying again especially with capturing the milky way in it. It's to add a bit of variety into my clips along with occasional drone footage. Interestingly, I'm going to NEAIC (North East Astro Imaging Conference) in the US next month to do a talk and workshop on "Holy Grail" Time lapse and also an extra talk on star trails, using natural lighting at night, selfies and the use of a lens ball so it will be interesting to see what people think about it
    Best wishes
    Gordon

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    I liked Vegemite better when I tried them. Marmite was too sticky.

    Just lovely, and I liked the lens ball.
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