We had some snow before this, but it didn’t collect on the ground, so it doesn’t count. This is a still from a short timelapse I shot under the canopy of a gas station late one night. Only 2 cars passed while I was there, and they both probably wondered what I was up to. (since the gas station was closed long ago)
A sun pillar formed just before sunset. Sun pillars are created from lots of tiny ice particles above the sun, reflecting the light towards the viewer. It was still there as the sun moved below the horizon.
180 photos merged into one image using CC Time Blend FX in After Effects. The reason I used After Effects and not Photoshop (what I usually use) to blend the photos together is because I had a fair bit of camera shake from wind. I used After Effects to stabilize the timelapse first, then I used the CC Time Blend FX to save time. (exporting each frame would have taken a while and the end result would be the same) Notice the sun pillar, it was there for the whole timelapse. I might upload a single frame so you can see the sun pillar better.
I was thinking about doing a timelapse here, but It was a cold night (that’s my breath you can see) and I didn’t have a charged battery for my lens heater. So I took a few shots with my big flash light, back lighting my front side and the bench then I called it a night.
54 photos merged into one image using the lighten layer-blending mode in photoshop. I ran out into this field to catch the end of the sunset as a backdrop to this interesting little tree. After I got the timelapse going I realized there were cows in the field and they were slowly working their way towards me. After 200 photos or so the light had changed and the photos were getting pretty under exposed so I changed my camera settings and started again. The sunset was at it’s best by this time, but the cows were getting closer. I only got 50 photos before the cows spotted me. They started heading my way much quicker, so I high tailed it back to my car. I know cows are mostly friendly, but I also know there’s a bull in this heard, and I trust bulls about as far as i can throw them.
321 photos merged into one image using the lighten layer-blending mode in photoshop. I was hoping the steam from the power plant would light up like this http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt_molloy/8307166761/ but it didn’t. It was a decent sunset none the less.
I made this from a timelapse I shot from a bridge over highway 401. After I stacked all 253 photos from the timelapse, the lane on left was solid white and the lane on the right was mostly orange. it was too much, but I liked the star trails in the sky, so I kept them and stacked about a dozen photos for the lights in the foreground.
The sun makes a brief appearance through a small break in the clouds. Just popping up to say “I won’t be putting on a show tonight, I’m going straight to bed” And there was no sunset that evening, just a quick transition into a starless, cloud filled night.
Some interesting cloud formations appeared just before sunset. This is a HDR made from 3 exposures. Here’s a single exposure I took just after, which is the start of a timelapse. http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt_molloy/10914702034/in/photostream/ Which version do you like best? (you can compare them easier on flickr since they are both there, one after the other) At the moment the HDR version is winning.
A drawing I did with black pen. I mirrored it and added the ripple effect in After Effects.