Few days has gone by without proper sunrise and today I almost missed due sun rising so early and I was a bit late due public transportation and soon sun will rise before I get to work. Or before I even wake up! Oh, but wait… daylight savings might get me few more days of shooting! Finally one good reason for that thing.
When I am shooting sunrise timelapse I am always puzzled by which direction should I shoot, to sunrise, side of sunrise or from sunrise. Now I’ve tested a 360° video cam: 360fly cam and it can be done to shoot everydirection at once and viewer can pick and choose which way to watch the sunrise. 360fly hasn’t the best IQ but for the price it’s pretty good, and easy to use. It has own software 360 Director which can upload straight to Facebook or Youtube or 360fly’s own website for sharing. Best part is that you can directly upload to youtube and it works great.
For this timelapse I had to export video from 360 Director to hard drive then import it to Adobe Premiere where I speeded up the video quite much and then export it to hard drive again and import it back to 360 Director. From where I export it straight to youtube.
It was really cold morning on 5th of January and sea wasn’t frozen completely and as the air was cold than the sea heat rose from the sea and formed frost smoke. I shot this with my Nikon D7100 with 3 sec interval. Edited with LRTimelapse and Lightroom CC. Although it could have been a bit wider but in other hand it could have been much tighter too. Yes, it’s possible to crop those shots later as D7100 makes 6000 by 4000 resolution images and I only use 1920 by 1080.