Monday, October 17, 2011
Tagaytay Sunrise Time-lapse, Take Two - Success!
Tagatay Sunrise [iPhone] from Mike Peñaranda on Vimeo.
After yesterday's failed attempt at a sunrise shoot (check previous post, click here), I thought I'd no longer wait up all night for the sunrise this time today. Although I was up until about three in the morning earlier, I went to bed after going out at around two in the morning to take a few shots from the area of the hotel. I never went down since we checked in, haha. So as I was saying, I went to bed after ya? About 30 minutes past four in the morning, my brother's alarm sounded, it was freakin' loud. It woke me up, obviously. At first sound I mustered the energy to turn if off, only to be awaken again after some few minutes - I guess. So I turned to my phone to check what time it was. Over the weekend three to four hours of sleep was long enough. Then I saw the time was around quarter to five. I debated with myself for awhile if I should get up and hope for a good sunrise, at first I decided to just go back to sleep. A few minutes later, I decided to peek outside the curtains beside the bed, and to my amazement there was that hint of amber already over at the east. I immediately jumped off the bed, took the camera out of its bag and set-up the tripod at the balcony - opened the laptop and there I was again - shooting. :-)
The video above was shot using my iPhone 4, of course my shots with the DSLR will take awhile since I still have to render the stills to create a time-lapse clip. I'm not really sure if what I got is one I'd consider a good stuff. I don't really know how to shoot a sunrise/sunset time-lapse - anything that involves a change in exposure is something that I still need to research on. But I hope I can work something out on post to achieve a, somehow, desirable clip.
Anyway, that's about it for now. I still have to drive back down to the city, and I still lack sleep.
More videos to come, later I'll upload the teaser of my compilation from this weekend's shoot.
Bye for now, cheers!