Short Time-Lapse

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/2.8, 1/6400 sec, ISO160
“Backyard Clouds” Cedar Park, 2021

I set up my Fujifilm X-E4 for a long timelapse, but it shut off early. My guess is that it overheated once the sun started hitting it in the late afternoon. Oh well, I still got enough footage to make a short video:

I hope you had a good day!

Sunset Snapshot

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/5, 1/1600 sec, ISO160
“Texas Sunset” Cedar Park, 2021

Taken from our bedroom window.

Unstable Skies

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/20000 sec, ISO32
“Break in the Clouds” Cedar Park, 2021

Hurricane Ida is churning in the Gulf of Mexico and up here in Austin we are seeing the outer band of clouds. It makes for a lot of interesting cloud formations in the sky but I just hope there won’t be too much hurricane damage along the coast…

It’s been a while since I made a time-lapse video using my Fujifilm X-E4 but today was a great opportunity. Enjoy!

Fleeting Color

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/950 sec, ISO640
“Fiery Sky” Cedar Park, 2021

This was my view of the sky from my place at our dinner table. The light only lasted several seconds but luckily I had my Fujifilm X-E4 nearby to capture it. Half a minute later, the color had faded from the cloud and was replaced by a greyish blue, which was still lovely but not nearly as as dramatic. I was happy to view this change until I thought about all the moments like this that go unnoticed and then I felt a little sadness.

Cloud Snapshot

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/20000 sec, ISO32
“Look Up” Cedar Park, 2021

I really enjoyed the cloud-cover on today’s neighborhood run.

I’m also enjoying using the Simple RAW Camera app for my iPhone 12 Mini. I find that the iPhone’s regular photos are too processed for my taste, especially when I bring them into Lightroom for editing, but shooting RAW on the iPhone bypasses the iPhone “magic” and allows me to post-process the photos with greater control. For normal photos, I’ll still use the iPhone’s camera, but for cloud photos, RAW is the way to go.

FYI, the iPhone 12 Mini doesn’t have the option natively to enable RAW photos to be saved, so you have to use an app.

I hope you had a nice day!