Rain Showers-In Time Lapse

Time Lapse Photography

A few years back I had a brief flirtation with time lapse photography.
There is a free download that is, essentially, a hack for Canon cameras.
Magic Lantern is a free software add-on that runs from the SD/CF card and adds a host of new features to Canon EOS cameras that weren’t included from the factory by Canon.


I have a wonderful little Canon S95, a wee pocket sized point and shoot that is terrific and Magic Lantern works quite well on it as well as it’s big DSLR brothers.

I was noodling around with the S95 one afternoon and way off on the horizon I noticed rain falling.
I put the S95 on a tripod and propped it up in my window. The window opened wide and there was no screen in the way, just open air.
I had some errands to run and went out shortly after.
To be honest I completely forgot about it until I arrived back home.

Time lapse is ,essentially, a series of still photos that are taken a few seconds apart, and then organized into a single ‘movie file’.
I was delighted with the result of this one.
The rain literally blew in and passed directly overhead…
A really nice surprise.

John Sharpe/Sharpeshots

One Response to “Rain Showers-In Time Lapse”

  1. Chris BIGDoer Doering

    We have a $5 thrift store Canon A530 loaded with the the Canon Hack Development Kit, that we use for time lapse videos. Lots of fun! The program also allows the camera to do motion capture shots – I added an external battery pack that means it can lay in waiting for days on end.


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