Shooting a Cloud Time-lapse at the Park

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/16, 25 sec, ISO200
“At the Pond” Cedar Park, 2019

こんにちは!How’s it going?

Today I had a few hours by myself this morning so I decided to head over to the nearby park and take some time-lapse photos with my Fujifilm X100T. Honestly, I’ve been lazy by just shooting the time-lapse videos from the comfort of the house, but I thought I’d try something new and see how it goes. So I packed up my gear and headed off.

Here’s the video I made from two ~30-minute sequences:

I’m pleased with how it turned out! The camera settings I used were not any different from what I use at home, but it was a lot more difficult to see the LCD screen, and the electronic viewfinder wasn’t much better because it was so bright outside.

Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/3600 sec, ISO100
“Lone Tripod” Cedar Park, 2019

I knew I’d be outside for a while, so to pass the time, I brought my folding chair and my iPad and did some sketching and reading. Under the shade of a tree and with a nice breeze, it was quite pleasant! The only thing that ruined the experience were the ants, which would seemingly appear out of nowhere. I got bitten a couple times on my feet, but luckily these weren’t fire ants so there was just the initial sting. Whew. But still, what a nuisance!

Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/1500 sec, ISO100
“Relax Spot” Cedar Park, 2019

When setting up for the lily pad sequence, I was entertained by a small catfish that was enjoying the afternoon as well. Can you spot it in the time-lapse video? 😊

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/16, 30 sec, ISO200
“Lily Pads” Cedar Park, 2019

In addition to the regular camera gear, I think it’s useful to bring a fold-able chair, hat, sunscreen, and water. And don’t forget the lens hood! (I forgot mine).

It was fun to go outside to take the time-lapse photos and I’m looking forward to doing more of them!

またね~

New iPad Case

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO4000
“Peekaboo” Cedar Park, 2019

I bought a new iPad case by Poetic for my iPad Air. This one has a “smart cover” which has magnets in it that automatically wake the iPad from sleep mode when you lift the cover, and also puts the iPad to sleep when you close the cover. I’ve been using a similar case that didn’t have the cover, but I honestly should have just gotten this one to begin with. At least they aren’t expensive!

The cover also acts as a stand which is nice for sketching at a comfortable angle. I like it!

またね~

Evening Snapshots

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/2700 sec, ISO200
“Band Practice” Cedar Park, 2019

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec, ISO250
“Parking Lot Sunset” Cedar Park, 2019

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO5000
“Evening Beer” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。We watched Koa’s high school band practice this evening. It was a breezy night, and the wind felt so good! The clouds also contributed to a pretty sunset, and then the cold beer at home really hit the spot. Life’s little moments can be nice.

Evening Snapshot

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2, 1/105 sec, ISO6400
“Bedside Table” Cedar Park, 2019

My messy bedside table. 🤭

Tonight’s Sunset

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/8, 1/13 sec, ISO200
“Colorful Clouds” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

There’s a big storm to the south of us in Houston, but we’re starting to feel the effects up here in Austin. Rain’s in the forecast! I’m thinking of Bay, though, since he’s at school in Houston. He said classes might be cancelled tomorrow if the rain is to heavy. I hope it doesn’t flood down there!

Anyways, we had a beautiful sunset tonight and I set up my little time-lapse rig to capture it. I left the camera in aperture priority for this video, shot at f/8 and let the camera choose the shutter speed to adjust to the dimming sky. I think it did a pretty good job, with just a little bit of flicker. It’s fascinating to me to see how the clouds change color both gradually, and in sudden bursts of color. Time-lapse is like a glimpse into another world that is beyond our perception normally. Isn’t it incredible? I think so!

Fujifilm X100T Time-lapse – September 17, 2019 – Sunset from Barron Fujimoto on Vimeo.

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~