22 Oct VIDEO: Dancing Clouds over Lake Chuzenji
Source: Maclean Photographic
On the second day of visiting Nikko National Park in Japan the morning started off very misty and grey (see Misty Pier image on Thursday’s blog). We moved along the north shore of Lake Chuzenji and we suddenly saw some breaks in the clouds covering the lake. We came across a beach with a car park so pulled over quickly and unpacked the camera gear.
I noticed the clouds hugging the tree line on the mountains on the opposite shore so set the X-T2 up to record a timelapse video of the scene. I used the XF50-140mm f2.8 or the XF100-400mm f4.5/5.6 telephoto zoom Fujinon lenses.
Using the Interval Timer Shooting function I set the camera to record one JPEG (Fine) image every 3 seconds and took a sequence of approximately 200 images before recomposing the image. The result was a set of images that I could use to show the movement of the clouds in a timelapse video.
The individual images were combined with the frame rate of 10 frames per second in Windows Movie Maker. A music track was obtained from the Free Music Archive (www.freemusicacrhive.org) and the music I chose was entitled ‘Waterfall’ by a group called The Kyoto Connection.