How to take images of lightning


The subject

Lightning occur during thunderstorms – apart from the dangers of a  hunderstorm (floods, hail, storm, breaking branches, falling trees) lightning itself is dangerous, and potentially deadly. So don’t go outside when lightning is near. If 3 seconds pass between lightning and the accompanying thunder-clap the lightning was only 1000m away! More information on lightning can be found here: Read More

How to create a time-lapse video using a webcam.

Simple Time-Lapse
Downloading the vodafone webcam archive
Sample Video
Installing ImageMagick in Cygwin

Simple Time-Lapse

Time-lapse animations have always fascinated me. With a time-lapse you can make things visible to the human eye that are normally happening too slow. The movement of stars in the sky or the process of putting up a house are very interesting to look at when the clock has been accelerated.

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