I had this idea a while back, and now that we’ve started a New Year, it seemed like a good idea to put that idea into action.
The notion was to take every single photo I captured in one calendar year, and assemble them into a time-lapse video. In this case, taking all of my photos from 2012, the task wasn’t too terribly daunting. I had captured a total of 25,600 photos during the year, but that included images captured with my iPhone, for example. When I narrowed the field down to only those images captured with my digital SLR, and only images captured in RAW, that brought me down to 16,668 photos. Of course, I had to review those images and remove a few outtakes, so the final total was “only” 15,993 images.
I processed all of these images and combined them into a time-lapse video at 60 frames per second, and here is the result:
While the number of photos is relatively small for an entire calendar year, at least for me, the range of photographic locations was relatively broad. Included were four trips to Austria, a couple of trips to Florida and California, and time in New York, Budapest, Boston, the Palouse country of eastern Washington state, Durango and surrounding areas of Colorado, Maine, Croatia, Italy, and more.
I added music from Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com) to create the final video. The result is a full year of photography compressed into a video that is less than five minutes in length. It is fun and lively, though obviously it doesn’t exactly convey the experience of being in all those places.
Still, I think it is interesting, and I hope you enjoy the final result. It’s always fun to take a look back on the previous year’s images, and that also provides some ideas and inspiration for photos I’d like to capture (and places I’d like to visit) in the New Year…