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Twin Peaks Sunset

February 29, 2012

Two weeks of sunset along the ridge of Twin Peaks, Feb 14-27:

This quick and dirty animated GIF is a meager representation of the work of Jonathan Foote, aka rotormind, aka @rrmutt, who was kind enough set up a Sutro Sunset HD cam that automatically grabs each sunset for our viewing pleasure. He did a brain transplant on an old Canon Powershot and runs the stills them through ffmpeg to make rather lovely time-lapses.

(I just went through and copied shots at point the sun hit Twin Peaks (on days when the fog wasn’t in the way).  So sort of a a time-slice of a time-lapse. (I’m not sure if there’s a word for that. Time-pivot?))

Anyway, his rotormind has captured some rather spectacular sunsets.

Red and orange:

Storm coming through:

Clear day, with moonset (wait for it):

And apparently, there’s this thing called “tsun-hraiz” in which a luminous orb appears in the sky before I wake up.  Luckily the robots caught it:

An increasingly large set of sunsets is available over on the newly founded Sutro sunset channel.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 29, 2012 9:31 am

    Beautiful stuff.

    If you want to subscribe to the RSS feed for his channel you can punch the following into your RSS reader or even into iTunes:

    • February 29, 2012 10:48 am

      Sweet, that will be much easier that repeatedly hitting refresh an hour after sunset.

  2. TomN permalink
    February 29, 2012 4:56 pm

    What camera/software are you using to make these amazing videos?

  3. May 10, 2012 8:50 pm

    Your work is very tasty, read your article, I found that you are a person who enjoys life, the life is filled with hope color, I want to learn from you!

  4. June 13, 2012 2:18 am

    Simple, easy to understand.. A very good article

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