I mentioned in my previous post of being in Tairua and taking in the stunning views from the trig station lookout on Paku Hill. I set up for a time laps video there that was four and a half hours worth of shots. Although I think the memory card or battery might have run out well before the four and hours, because when I checked it to turn it off, it had already stopped shooting and switched itself off. Well at least I had turned it on in the first place because I would have been pissed if after all that time I hadn’t and got nothing. Well I’m pleased to say after hours of processing of what was on the card, it is now completed.
When I went up Paku Hill I took my DSLR D700 and my Gopro. The D700 can be set up to do time laps but I chose to use the Gopro as it doesn’t have a mechanical shutter mechanism as the D700 does. Because the number of shots needed to create a time laps can mostly be in the thousands, that would have put a lot of ware on the shutter on the D700. Not a good thing so the Gopro is a much safer and non destructive way of doing it.
Having finished it I am reasonably happy with it, but I have learnt one or two things I will need to take into consideration next time I do a time laps project.
Anyway here it is. It’s surprising the amount of activity on the water. It’s like a water dance.
The light was constantly changing on the landscape so while the Gopro was doing it thing I was capturing the landscape with the D700. Here are some of the surrounding views I took from Paku Hill.