… the world literally passed by.
I have been meaning to try my hands at this for quite some time, but I could never find a suitable weather wherein either the night sky is lit up by stars ( who am I kidding, you can never see stars in Mumbai ) or plenty of clouds for that dramatic effect. In fact I missed out on the perfect night that this would have been epic on. May 1st being Maharashtra day, I had no idea that there would be fireworks galore all visible from my bedroom window. I was completely unprepared for it but just when I saw it going off I rushed and took out my camera, started firing, only to realize I didn't have a cf card in it, ran to put one in, that one turned out to be full, got another one, ran to the window and tried to set it up on the window sill, coz obviously taking out the tripod from its bag n all would take another 2 minutes and by the time I could get it steady and at the appropriate long exposure settings, the fireworks had stopped. :'(
Well enough of the sob story, here's last night's experiment. The camera was set to take 5 second exposures @ 6 second intervals and I wanted a 24fps video. 1922 pictures shot in 192 minutes and total number of pictures used in the final sequence is about 1272.
First of many to follow :)