Post by Low Light Mike on Feb 24, 2013 12:40:29 GMT -8
A couple more versions of my Departure Bay "Tide-Lapse" video: The fun thing about doing sped-up video is that you can do different speeds, and see different effects. So I've done this at 50x speed, 100x speed and 200x speed.
- 200x speed is the best for seeing the inflow of the tide
- 50x speed shows more detail of the movement of the birds on the beach, as well as the ferries arriving & departing.
- I posted the 100x speed video, in the reply before this one...
An early morning view of Departure Bay terminal, seen from Sugarloaf Mountain. - June 15, 2013, at 5:10am, before the first sailing of the day.
...and the video that goes along with the photo, from this morning. I like how you can see the various crew arriving in their cars at the crew-lot, as well as the passenger vehicles going thru the toll-booths and building up their lines in the compound.
I also like the sped-up effect of the shadows-retreat on the ships, as the direct sunlight creeps onto the 3 ferries in the bay. This starts with the stacks of the C'Inspiration at approx. 1:20 of the video.
Post by Low Light Mike on Sept 7, 2013 10:28:46 GMT -8
There is a news story in today's Nanaimo Daily News saying that Greyhound is moving their bus-terminal to the BC Ferries Departure Bay terminal, sometime in October 2013. - Greyhound has served notice that they are vacating their current Howard Johnson hotel terminal, at end of September.
Apparently Greyhound will simply have a ticket counter in the Departure Bay foot terminal building. Presumably the buses would just need a bay or 2 in the passenger pick-up area.
Wow, an example of transportation integration, arising from Greyhound's decision to move.
My wife's reaction was to wonder how this will affect Greyhound's parcel service. If Nanaimo residents need to pick up a parcel from the Greyhound Depot, they'll need to pay short-term parking at Departure Bay....
Post by Low Light Mike on May 31, 2014 20:46:54 GMT -8
My video from morning of May 31, 2014, showing the awakening of Departure Bay terminal.
Some things to note in this video:
- Princess Superior is in centre background, berthed bow-in at Seaspan terminal. At start of video, you can see a few trailers being OFF-loaded; followed almost immediately by ON-loading of other trailers for her next journey.
- The amount of side-to-side drift that happens with the 3 BC Ferries that are in the berths.
- At the start of the video, it is quite windy, hence the shakiness of the show.
- You can see the crew vehicles arriving, and being parked on the right-side of the terminal. Then eventually you see the traffic arriving and being marshaled in the holding compounding, quickly forming a few long lines.
- No Gabriola ferry visible in this video, because Todd told Quinsam to sleep-in on Saturday mornings.
- This video starts at 4:40am, and the ferry leaves at 6:20am.
- Notice when the rising sun hits the 3 BC Ferries.
Are you doing these shoots with two cameras - one for the stills & the other for the video?
I have been using just the one camera (Sony).
I shoot the video in segments of approx 10-15 minutes each. After each video segment, I simply shoot a still, and then immediately start the next video segment. The time between video segments is just a few seconds.
---------------- When I'm at Morant's Curve and a train appears, I will need to be more disciplined and use one camera for stills and keep the video rolling on the other camera. But slow-moving or in-berth ships allow me to do my 1-camera method, as described above.