There Will Be Timelapse

For the couple weeks that our sunflowers have been going bloomin’ crazy, I’ve kept saying I should set up the cam all up in one’s face and get me an elongated timelapse — and then promptly ignored myself.

Until today.

If I were really sharp I would’ve set it up first thing in the morning and tried for either a dawn-to-dusk or a full 24-hour cycle, but I didn’tget my ass in gear until about a half-hour ago. So you’ll have to settle for an 11:34 a.m. to dark (or to 7-ish tomorrow morning) capture. Of course, that’s presuming the cam/computer/software doesn’t crap out in the interim, so we’ll have to wait and see.

In the meantime, here’s perhaps my most grandiose timelapse (and one of my most popular vids), grabbed two years ago next month from atop the steep pitch of our roof, that I clambered up with the cam, tripod and laptop (and extension cords, and an umbrella to shade it all from the withering sun) and pointed the lens northward at storm clouds that built out over and beyond the San Gabriels:

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."