Well, my first experiment at long term time lapse photography has been running for about five weeks. Today I stopped the experiment. Instead of rotting away the half apple just dried out, shrank somewhat and became mummified. This is just the final 500 shots, one taken every hour, converted to a video. I will have to try to find out why the lighting flickers so much. There are several possibilities. Maybe the flash gun doesn't give exactly the same light output every shot. Maybe the camera doesn't give exactly the same exposure every shot. It is set for 1/25 sec at f18.
I have started a new one with a tomato which is already showing signs of mould growing so that may give a more interesting video. I had to stand it on something to stop it from rolling around. The blue object is an upturned measuring cup for the liquid I use in the washing machine:
One thing which is working as it should is my program on the Arduino. Even after a week or so the timing is within a second or two of the 60 minute wait between shots I set it for.
Having moved the base and stand belonging to an old bird bath I saw that many worms had made the damp earth their home. By the colour and banding on their bodies these look to be some tiger worms which escaped from my wormery:
There seemed to be several different sizes so they must be breeding OK.
Filmed hand held using the little Nikon.
It's just a year since I last photographed Oliver's catkins.
What is Oliver? See HERE.
This time I took 21 focus stacked photos to process using Zerine Stacker.
Why focus stacked? Close, macro, shots have very little depth of focus so each photo has a slightly different part of the plant which is in focus. Zerene Stacker does a fantastic job of picking out and putting together just those in focus parts to make one resulting photo.
Here are the photos from each end of the stack:
And the finished result using all 21 photos:
I also used Photoshop Elements 10 to darken some of the lighter background patches.
A mainly pictorial record of the wildlife and events in my part of Lincolnshire. My garden has two bird nest boxes and a Hedgehog house fitted with video cameras. There are several bird feeders and a large pond attracting a variety of wildlife to the garden.
Most of the pictures in the main part of my Jottings can be clicked on for larger views.
Many of my video clips are stored on my YouTube account.
Thank you for visiting and remember you are always welcome to leave any comments. John.
. For many years I always had my trusty Ricoh XRX SLR with me wherever I went. One day the mirror jammed and repair costs were beyond my reach at that time so that was the end of that.
Now I am retired and have invested in Canon equipment I am able to enjoy a photographic hobby again. These days I concentrate mainly on wildlife and occasional events near to home.
My interest and use of computers extends back to the days of the ZX81 and BBC computer. For many years I used an Atari ST. I wonder if anyone remembers my Atari programs - JCLabel, JCView, etc..