11/27/16: Catching Time over Golden

I sat on a cactus to get this shot.

No, really. And I mean, really, really  sat on a cactus, that kind with the dozens and dozens of nearly-microscopic needles that go right through any fabric, glove, or whatever else you want to try smothering it with. [cough!]

 

28m52s over Golden, CO.

Sunset time-lapse over Golden, CO (28 minutes, 52 seconds)

 

Anyway, sometimes I just have a feeling when something is going to work out, and tonight it was like something was pulling at me to remain outside, despite the dropping temperature and impending dinner guests. I was finishing a 7+ mile hike up and around Mt. Galbraith (sans camera), and as I descended the last 500′ into the neighborhood, the strong northwest winds hitting North Table Mountain were rapidly creating a repeating series of amazing orographic clouds (previously described in a prior post). I got home as quickly as I could to get camera gear, and hoofed it right back up the hill high enough to get above the ‘hood.

The image above was captured as the sun descended into a bank of (relatively) low-level winter clouds to the west, between 4:03 and 4:32PM. This TerraLapse composite image represents:

  • 433 50 MP images (Canon 5Ds, 4-sec intervals)
  • 27.7 GB of images
  • 28 minutes, 52 seconds of time
  • ~3.5 hours of computer time
  • 60+ minutes trying to remove microscopic cactus needles from several things.

I’ll take that cactus.

 

Crepuscular shadows

Crepuscular shadows danced over N. Table Mtn. (see time-lapse in other post).

 

One strong shaft of shadow briefly shot over the valley between N. and S. Table Mountains.

One strong shaft of shadow briefly shot over the valley between N. and S. Table Mountains.

 

This is the actual iPhone shot that got me 'stuck'.

This is the actual iPhone shot that got me ‘stuck’.