From there we wanted to work on some time lapse photography so we jetted up to the 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica. Unfortunately, I realized on the way that I had forgot the software CD to run the capture program on my computer. Bummer. But we decided to set up anyway and try to take some stills. Lady fortune was shining on us that night though, as we realized the lighting conditions were actually not bad for shooting continuously at the shutter speed intervals. No intervalometer needed, just hold the button down! Anyway, this is what I came up with:
3rd Street Promenade Time Lapse from Ryan Tuttle on Vimeo.
Not too bad for a first try. Learned a lot. For example, if you want to be seen, move a lot slower (that's me at the 1:32 mark). A lesson not everyone needed, as you'll see below:
Promenade Time Lapse - Break Dance from Ryan Tuttle on Vimeo.
That's Carlos a.k.a. Barabro with the slow walk and the crazy breaking at the beginning of the clip. He and his crew perform there regularly, and they stopped and chatted with Justin and me to see what we were doing. (You know you're cool when the b-boys stop by and want to see what you're doing, right?... Right?... [chirp... chirp...]) OK, maybe not, but they were cool enough to do some moves for our little movie. I had fun. I think they did too. Here's a couple pics of Justin during the shooting. (Check out Justin's video too!)
Oh and we saw a piano sitting out on PCH on the way home. The end.