Dawn over Carmel

Well, here lies my first attempt to time-lapse a sunrise. I honestly have no clue why there’s so much wobble as the tripod was stock still. Apparently some unknown wind of some sort. Anyway, a reasonable first shot, I suppose.


  1. The wobble can be caused by using an image stabilization lens on a tripod without turning the image stabilization off. Apparently the IS lens is looking for and correcting a problem when it doesn’t exist.

    • You’ve got it exactly right. I even recall as I was standing there for an hour looking at that setting and wondering… “What’s THAT doing to the pictures…?” Now I know. 🙂 Thanks much!

  2. I think it’s a great time lapse. I could never photo a sunrise…can’t make myself get out of bed that early, so thanks for providing this. I don’t think I’ve seen a sunrise in years 🙂

  3. Bravo! This is great.

    Glad to hear of the IS issue. I was taking some long exposure night shots on the beach last month and had a similar wobble issue on a night with NO wind at all. Bet it was the same thing.

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