Greenwood to Zionsville in 40 Seconds…

Lately I’ve been piddling about with time-lapse photography.  This is the 40-minute trip from the south side of Indy to the north side condensed to about 40 seconds.


  1. I love time-lapse photography like that. I do it with flowers. I find a large garden with the same flowers and then, in the space of a couple of minutes, take pictures of flowers from bud to death, a time frame that might normally take a couple of weeks.

    • Thanks, Jared. I actually did that this morning. We’ll see how the results are. It was certainly a cold morning to be standing outside for an hour guarding a camera. 🙂

      • Awesome, can’t wait to see it! Yeah, it was really cold. The weather here has been nuts lately – teens and snow to forties and rain. Gross.

  2. I think I’ve had trucks pass me that quickly on I-465! 🙂

    Great compilation. Just a personal preference, but I think I would like to have seen it slowed down just a bit so that you could actually take in some of the shots. For time lapse of a static object, I think you need the speed, but when moving, like in this one, I think it is almost too much to take in. I think I would want this even more if I didn’t know the place. But, just my preference.

    • Yeah, I agree with you completely here. This comes from a number of things:

      a. I did 2-second intervals rather than 1-second so everything’s double fast
      b. The software operator can barely get the movies stitched together and was unable to slow them down despite trying. 🙂

      Since the exposures are all in the range of .2 seconds they’ll not be great to look at singly though your comment does bring to mind that I should probably root through them and verify that before I assume it. There were 998 photos so it’s a lot to go through!

  3. That’s awesome! Did you use that remote you showed me on Amazon?

    I just discovered a nasty surprise. WordPress in its wisdom decided I should no longer be following Rob Slaven Photography. I’ve missed your last 5 posts! Wouldn’t you know it — this awesomeness is the first one I missed! I thought you were just focusing on your other blogs or just sitting quietly. 🙂 This is the one I try hardest to keep up with. Man! Very dismayed that I seem to be finding bugs like this in WordPress…

    • Thanks, and yeah, that remote works quite swimmingly. As for WP… yeah, I dunno. My blog organization makes it a bit tricky anyway so I’m not keen to necessarily blame WP. Either way, welcome back!

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