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I was watching some videos from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory the other day and I decided to do a time stack to see what it looked like. This is all of September and 8 days from October. (I would have stacked more, but the camera does a spin sometimes for calibration or something like that)
I found it interesting that most of the activity happens on either side of the equator and not right on the equator or even the poles.
Here’s the website if you want to have a look for yourself. sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Photos courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

I was watching some videos from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory the other day and I decided to do a time stack to see what it looked like. This is all of September and 8 days from October. (I would have stacked more, but the camera does a spin sometimes for calibration or something like that)

I found it interesting that most of the activity happens on either side of the equator and not right on the equator or even the poles.

Here’s the website if you want to have a look for yourself. sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Photos courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

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"Bennett Lake Lines"I was happy to find myself in a beautiful place (Bennett Lake, Fundy National Park, New Brunswick) at the right time (during sunset) with great conditions (colourful clouds and a calm lake) For this one I stacked the first 136 photos with the ultra streaks mode (with this script advancedstacker.com) and then I stacked the rest (335 photos) with the lighten layer-blending mode and combined the two stacks. That gave a fade in effect and allowed more of the end of the timelapse to show through.

"Bennett Lake Lines"
I was happy to find myself in a beautiful place (Bennett Lake, Fundy National Park, New Brunswick) at the right time (during sunset) with great conditions (colourful clouds and a calm lake) For this one I stacked the first 136 photos with the ultra streaks mode (with this script advancedstacker.com) and then I stacked the rest (335 photos) with the lighten layer-blending mode and combined the two stacks. That gave a fade in effect and allowed more of the end of the timelapse to show through.

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"Bennett Lake Sunset"I was lucky to catch a nice sunset over Bennett Lake while I was in Fundy National Park, New Brunswick. Of course I did a timelapse, and the time stack turned out great, which I’ll post next.

"Bennett Lake Sunset"
I was lucky to catch a nice sunset over Bennett Lake while I was in Fundy National Park, New Brunswick. Of course I did a timelapse, and the time stack turned out great, which I’ll post next.

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"Goodbye P.E.I."
Before heading back to the mainland, I did a timelapse of the clouds over Confederation Bridge. From Wiki: “The Confederation Bridge spans the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait. It links Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick, Canada. Construction took place from October 1993 to May 1997 and cost $1.3 billion. The 12.9-kilometre (8 mi) bridge opened on 31 May 1997.”

"Goodbye P.E.I."

Before heading back to the mainland, I did a timelapse of the clouds over Confederation Bridge.
From Wiki: “The Confederation Bridge spans the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait. It links Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick, Canada. Construction took place from October 1993 to May 1997 and cost $1.3 billion. The 12.9-kilometre (8 mi) bridge opened on 31 May 1997.”

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"Twenty Turbines Timestack"Using the lighten layer-blending mode just made the the blades of the windmills disappear, so this is 346 photos merged into one using the darken layer-blending mode in photoshop, automated with the script from advancedstacker.com

"Twenty Turbines Timestack"
Using the lighten layer-blending mode just made the the blades of the windmills disappear, so this is 346 photos merged into one using the darken layer-blending mode in photoshop, automated with the script from advancedstacker.com

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"Growing Gold"Liquid gold that is!"B. napus is cultivated mainly for its oil-rich seed, the third-largest source of vegetable oil in the world."I love seeing the bright yellow fields of flowers, but I’m not a fan of the smell. I can’t remember what it smelled like, I’m not even sure if I could compare it to anything, all I remember is that I didn’t like the odd fragrance. That said, I still wish people grew this where I live. The most popular things around here are corn, soy beans, wheat, and hay.

"Growing Gold"
Liquid gold that is!
"B. napus is cultivated mainly for its oil-rich seed, the third-largest source of vegetable oil in the world."
I love seeing the bright yellow fields of flowers, but I’m not a fan of the smell. I can’t remember what it smelled like, I’m not even sure if I could compare it to anything, all I remember is that I didn’t like the odd fragrance. That said, I still wish people grew this where I live. The most popular things around here are corn, soy beans, wheat, and hay.

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"Crab Traps"I had seen these crab cages all over the east coast, but I didn’t get a shot of them until I found these by surprise. (there’s a little more to the story here https://www.flickr.com/photos/matt_molloy/15468274906/in/photostream/) This is 290 photos merged into one image using the lighten layer-blending mode in photoshop, automated with this script advancedstacker.com

"Crab Traps"
I had seen these crab cages all over the east coast, but I didn’t get a shot of them until I found these by surprise. (there’s a little more to the story here https://www.flickr.com/photos/matt_molloy/15468274906/in/photostream/) This is 290 photos merged into one image using the lighten layer-blending mode in photoshop, automated with this script advancedstacker.com

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"Good Crowd"As I was driving around P.E.I. looking for a good place to shoot the sunset, I found a nice field in the hills with a bunch of cows grazing and decided to do a time-lapse there, before the sunset. All the cows immediately walked towards me to see what I was doing. They stayed right at the fence close to me for the whole time-lapse. I did some beat boxing to keep them entertained. Cows are curious animals, and they often come up to you if your close by, but they don’t often stick around long, unless you feed them grass, or give them a good reason to stay. Perhaps they enjoyed my beat boxing. Once the timelapse was done, I said my goodbyes and left, and just as I was about to cross the road one of the cows let out a loud moo. Other than that, they were pretty quiet the whole time I was there. I like to think she was saying goodbye, but I can’t speak cow, so I’ll never know.

"Good Crowd"
As I was driving around P.E.I. looking for a good place to shoot the sunset, I found a nice field in the hills with a bunch of cows grazing and decided to do a time-lapse there, before the sunset. All the cows immediately walked towards me to see what I was doing. They stayed right at the fence close to me for the whole time-lapse. I did some beat boxing to keep them entertained. Cows are curious animals, and they often come up to you if your close by, but they don’t often stick around long, unless you feed them grass, or give them a good reason to stay. Perhaps they enjoyed my beat boxing. Once the timelapse was done, I said my goodbyes and left, and just as I was about to cross the road one of the cows let out a loud moo. Other than that, they were pretty quiet the whole time I was there. I like to think she was saying goodbye, but I can’t speak cow, so I’ll never know.

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"Greenwich Parabolic Sand Dune"I bet this is a classic shot for anyone that’s visited the sand dunes at Greenwich with a camera in hand. You can see the floating boardwalk that crosses Bowley Pond next to the parabolic sand dune. Looking back, I think this might have been a better place to shoot a timelapse, instead of from the designated viewing area for the dunes.

"Greenwich Parabolic Sand Dune"
I bet this is a classic shot for anyone that’s visited the sand dunes at Greenwich with a camera in hand. You can see the floating boardwalk that crosses Bowley Pond next to the parabolic sand dune. Looking back, I think this might have been a better place to shoot a timelapse, instead of from the designated viewing area for the dunes.

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"The One That Almost Got Away"As I was making my way around the most eastern part of Prince Edward Island I could tell that there was going to be a good sunset. I kept searching for a road that would take me to the coast for a good view of the sunset, but I couldn’t find a way to get there. I drove down a few dirt roads that did take me to the coast, but I was disappointed to find that the only access to the coast was on private property. I kept driving, all the while getting more worried that I was going to miss an epic sunset, especially because I had only seen a few decent sunsets in my travels. I eventually found a place, and ran to the coast, which was a fairly high cliff. It was really windy, and to my surprise, I got swarmed by mosquitoes. I had no idea they could fly in wind that was nearly pushing me over. Even though I missed a good chunk of the sunset, I was happy to catch the tail end.

"The One That Almost Got Away"
As I was making my way around the most eastern part of Prince Edward Island I could tell that there was going to be a good sunset. I kept searching for a road that would take me to the coast for a good view of the sunset, but I couldn’t find a way to get there. I drove down a few dirt roads that did take me to the coast, but I was disappointed to find that the only access to the coast was on private property. I kept driving, all the while getting more worried that I was going to miss an epic sunset, especially because I had only seen a few decent sunsets in my travels. I eventually found a place, and ran to the coast, which was a fairly high cliff. It was really windy, and to my surprise, I got swarmed by mosquitoes. I had no idea they could fly in wind that was nearly pushing me over. Even though I missed a good chunk of the sunset, I was happy to catch the tail end.