At our company Christmas party last year, I was lucky enough to win a digital camera as a door prize. A Nikon Coolpix W300. It sat on my shelf for about a full month before I decided to see what it could do. I have to admit, it is pretty damn cool! One of the features is the ability to take time lapse movies. It has a few different movie modes to choose from, the first being landscape mode. Basically it takes 250 pictures over a 25 minute time frame, then melds them together for a 11 second video. Another pretty cool mode is night sky mode. It takes the same 250 pictures, but spreads it out over 150 minutes. I have been really excited to try the night sky mode, however, with the weather in Texas, it seems that we haven’t had a clear night sky in months.
I plan on taking my camera with me this weekend when I go speak in Victoria Canada for SQL Saturday. Hopefully I will have a few good nights of clear skies then I will be able to take some pictures. Regardless, since I am staying downtown by the bay, I will take a few 25 minute landscape scenes out of my hotel window. I have always wanted to do photography, but I have never taken the time, or I start off fast and furious and then forget about it.
Hopefully this time it will be better and I’ll be able to share some videos with you upon my return.