Flying Kangaroo Time Lapse (#137)
Laptop Batteries

Image by Christopher Chan
I shot this time lapse sequence earlier today on my flight over from Sydney to San Francisco. I don’t usually get a window seat but this time I was lucky – I had a whole row of seats to myself. So I took advantage of the opportunity to try out some high altitude time lapse photography.

I rigged up the Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 to my Macbook Pro and controlled the shoot using Gawker. I was lucky also that the window was quite clean. I shot until the battery on the laptop died (no in seat power in economy !). I deleted a lot of footage where the rising sun created a lot of flaring. It looks like in flight time lapse works best when the sun is on the other side of the plane.

A big hello to my San Francisco Flickr friends ! Sorry I can’t meet up with you guys on this trip. This is a really short trip. I’m only here for three days and all spent in San Jose.

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Image by donut2D
As the map of the plane’s current location was easily the most interesting thing to watch on my flight, I watched quite a bit of it. Especially once the batteries on my laptop died. I could barely read I was so tired. [Look at the map]

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