June Gloom

Updated on Saturday, February 19, 2022

Gloomy cloud over the French Chateau Sanatorium

A relatively pleasant Sunday in San Francisco, which means the second you turn your back fog and low cloud are going to swoop in:

The first part of the video is looking west toward the ocean. Once any trace of blue is obliterated we turn south to see fog rolling over San Pedro Mountain near Pacifica and increasingly gloomy cloud cover over the French Chateau Sanatorium (which I think of as the West Portal Retirement Castle). This is a deeply strange building, nestled in a hollow and surrounded by trees. Most of the time you don't see it and then suddenly, on the right street at the right angle you're startled to realize that there is a massive chateau hiding in the neighborhood.

If you're in the mood for more West Portal oriented time lapse enjoy: West of West PortalWest Portal Mosaic TimelapseWest Portal Timelapse of Timelapses and Spherical Sunset.

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Spherical Sunset

Updated on Saturday, February 19, 2022

Spherical sunset timelapse 360 degree video

An experimental spherical timelapse of a sunset looking west over the Pacific from West Portal, San Francisco.

In your browser use w, a, s, d to tilt and pan. Best viewed in a VR headset.

Shot on the Richo Theta S, post processed with Lightroom, LRTimelapse and FFmpeg.

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West Portal Halloween

Wawona street trick or treat long exposure

Long exposure of trick or treating on Wawona street in West Portal, San Francisco.

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West Portal Timelapse of Timelapses

Updated on Saturday, February 19, 2022

West Portal Timelapse of Timelapses

This is the third and strangest video in my series of timelapses from West Portal, San Francisco.

Each frame is a single-frame timelapse where each vertical line is from a different time of day. 4,320 photos go into each frame over 24 hours. The video covers 366 days (from June 21, 2015 to June 20, 2016 - summer solstice to summer solstice) so 1,581,120 photos total. For the video I also generated a ten frame fade between each SFTL shot to try and make the whole thing a little more comprehensible.

Photos were captured using a Google Apps Script that I wrote to pull frames from a Nest Cam / DropCam to Google Drive and then downloaded and processed around once a week for the past year.

Music is Erratic Revenge by JukeDeck.

I have one more coming...

(Previously, Previously)

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West Portal Mosaic Timelapse

Updated on Saturday, February 19, 2022

West Portal Mosaic Timelapse

A mosaic timelapse looking over the Pacific from West Portal, San Francisco (a simultaneous timelapse of 225 days from mid 2015 to early 2016).

This is the second in a series of videos made from frames I captured from a Nest cam using  Google Apps Script. Music from JukeDeck.

(Previously)

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West of West Portal

Updated on Saturday, February 19, 2022

West of West Portal

This timelapse contains edited highlights from January 2015 to January 2016. I have a Nest Cam (previously DropCam) pointed at the Pacific from the back of my house. To create the footage I grab a frame every 20 seconds and save it to Google Drive using Google Apps Script. I fire up a program about once a week that creates a daily timelapse movie from the frames.

The music on the video is from the excellent JukeDeck. This particular track was randomly but happily called California Battle.

As well as the conventional timelapses I'm creating a couple of different videos from all of the footage. More over the next few months.

(Previously)

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