Since the 52 finished (and despite coming nowhere near completing it) I’ve a head full of images but not had time to do much with them. Another month seems to have disappeared without the aid of a time machine and Halloween is fast approaching.
Whilst (being relly English) Halloween has never been a major event, it seems to increase in popularity every year, so it’s never far from the back of your mind, and even though when I started this image it wasn’t supposed to be scary or spooky, it kind of ended up like that somehow.
It’s always a little disturbing when you start to look closely at the amount of time you spend waiting during your lifetime. I’m not just counting the time you’re physically queueing, or waiting for your dinner but the time you’re not fully focussed because you may, for example, be waiting on instructions, information or just a page to refresh on your browser of choice. It’s all dead time. Completely and utterly useless wasted time. I spent 180 minutes of my life in a car, on a motorway, un-moving because of a lorry fire this morning. What could I have been doing instead? or perhaps the question should be what would I have been doing instead?
Had a play with the TriggerTrap Mobile app on the way home from work last night. Haven’t played with it for a while and it’s a lot more stable than it used to be now, having suffered just one crash (of the application) on the whole trip. This I suspect was caused mostly by me covering 50m quicker than the iPhone could cope with taking and saving a photo.
Triggertrap was set to Distance Lapse rather than time lapse, triggering a capture every 50m or so. In practice, some images were captured well within 50m of the previous one and some were considerably further apart. Again, I don’t think this is a Triggertrap issue, more down to the phone, and Location services being able to keep up with the speed of change.
Anyhow, I managed an impressive 978 shots before the battery died, some 5 miles short of home. Assembled at 10 fps, the resultant video looks like this. I did originally have a Kasabian track as the background – it worked well to give a sense of frenzied drive around the M25. Unfortunately YouTube didn’t like it for copyright reasons so I swapped it out for something royalty free. It really changes the whole tone of the film though (have a look at the Flickr version for the original soundtrack).