Desert sunset, Ben Avery gun range Cave Creek Arizona
A few years ago years ago when I was still living in Colorado I tried experimenting with time-lapse photography. It looked interesting and I had nothing better to do at the time. So I would set up my camera on a tripod, put the tripod on my back deck, point it at Pike's Peak and set the camera to snap a picture every 10 seconds or so for half an hour, and then go back in the house and let the camera do all the work.
Now I lived on the north side of Pike's Peak so the view I had was not the normal frontal view that you get from the East when you're in Colorado Springs but it was a beautiful view nonetheless.
Time-Lapse happens to be one of the better types of photography for a lazy guy like me, because you spend two minutes setting up the camera and half-hour relaxing in your easy chair waiting for it to complete, I figured this was going to be my favorite method of taking pictures.
But after doing that for a while two problems became readily apparent, problem one was, making an interesting time-lapse requires a lot more talent than I possess or could conceivably acquire. and problem two, I didn't know what to do with the time-lapses when I finished them because they were just a bunch of five or 10 second random clips that had no rhyme, reason or relation to each other. So I put the video clips aside and they've been laying around cluttering up my computer for too many years now.
The other day while getting rid of useless stuff on my computer I found that folder of time-lapse clips and was going to delete it but then I thought about all of the time I spent relaxing while they were being made and figured I should do something useful with them. So I literally just threw them together as a video, put some copyright free music with them and uploaded them to YouTube in the hope that somebody, somewhere, will enjoy looking at them, and if not, I disavow any knowledge of them whatsoever.
PS. A little insider information that only the kind folks that read my blog will know. If you go to the 1.53 time in the video, and look down in the bottom right hand corner, you will see what looks like a little bug zipping around in the snow, but it's actually a very large snowplow plowing the road that goes to the top of Pike's Peak.