We don’t only shoot in London. Dorset is a nice drive away from London and on Christmas day there’s not even any traffic on the small country roads so you get there easily. This wonderful view is a short walk from the car park and watching the sunset and the moon rise was an unforgettable pleasure. Unfortunately there wasn’t anywhere open to get a hot chocolate on the way back. @xirfan
Good things come to those who wait. Third time lucky. Patience is a virtue and any other relevant idiom you can think of applies to this video. The first attempt was on New Year’s day 2012 and the weather ruined that. The second attempt was a couple of weeks ago and poor preparation ruined that.
The product of the final attempt is below for you to see and we really hope you like it because it was a bastard getting it done. @xirfan
On New Year’s day when you get that New Year – New You feeling and you believe you can do anything, you make rash decisions. Like going out to do a time-lapse in Westminster without checking the weather. Then you spend 20 minutes setting up the equipment carefully so your sister’s macbook pro doesn’t get wet and you don’t drop the even more expensive Canon 5D and brand new lens in to a puddle. Finally when you have set up you realise that the weather is so bad that the sky is a uniform grey wall of cloud with zero interesting features and pointless for a time-lapse. In this situation, give up and learn a lesson from it. The next day, make a time-lapse of Tower Bridge for people to enjoy. @xirfan
I’ll admit it we were running late for this one so we didn’t start early enough but we really didn’t have to. This part of London is great, there were lots boats and you can see the shooting stars in the West landing at Heathrow. The rotation of the London Eye is too slow to see with the naked eye but this time lapse really speeds it up. Did I mention the Moon? @xirfan