A Timelapse Video of an Alaska Cruise

Alaska

Alaska

 

In July I went on a seven-day Alaska cruise. It was a first for me.

As usual I made lots of photos and videos but I also, for the first time, organized a longer duration timelapse project.

 

 

 

I had set up the phone on the balcony of the ship and launched the time lapse app.

My goal was to capture the beauty of the coastal areas and the waterways of Alaska through which the ship was to sail.

The Challenges

There were three challenges:

  1. I did not have an extension cord (I think we are not allowed to carry these onboard the cruise liners) but it meant frequent dying of the phone. Eventually, I figured out a way to connect my backup charger and then would charge for a few hours during the day or, when all worked out perfectly, in the nighttime when having the camera switched on to capture the dark night is futile.
  2. The camera’s digital storage was limited so I had to stop the project to copy the photos into my laptop to free up space.
  3. I had set up the camera on a mini-tripod and balanced it with some water bottles for stability. Still, sometimes the winds were too heavy or it rained so I had to bring ‘home’ the camera.
The End Product

Even though I missed quite a few days because of power, space, weather and other reasons, I managed to put together what I believe is a decent timelapse product with a duration of 3:46.

This is the link to the timelapse video.

 

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