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Night Run [May. 17th, 2009|02:41 am]
The American Caliban
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A time lapse video made by setting a camera to take photos at six second intervals during a trip outbound on the Houston Ship Channel. I used Quicktime to assemble over 2000 individual photos into a 3 minute movie representing an actual time of over 3 1/2 hours. The ship was only moving at 5-6 knots for the first half of the trip and up to 10 knots in the open areas away from the docks. The journey begins just below the Port of Houston turning basin at the end of the channel and continues down to Morgan's Point at the head of Galveston Bay. We still had 32 miles to go to get out to the pilot station in the Gulf of Mexico at that point. The ship is a Panamax tanker 600 feet long by 106 feet wide.

My photos of the Houston Ship Channel (and other subjects) can be found at www.flickr.com/photos/oneeighteen
No music, thank goodness. If you prefer music with your video, someone on youtube's done that.
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[User Picture]From: microbie
2009-05-17 01:22 pm (UTC)
This was gorgeous. Thanks for assembling it.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-05-17 10:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn't do it! That's a quote from the person who did.
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[User Picture]From: nosrialleon
2009-05-17 02:59 pm (UTC)
That was spectacular and also terrifying.
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[User Picture]From: sibyline
2009-05-17 04:59 pm (UTC)
it's hypntoic... i kept the typo after i wrote it to signal the degree of my hypnosis. :)
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[User Picture]From: rpkrajewski
2009-05-17 09:38 pm (UTC)
But I NEED music to figure out how I feel about shipping…
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-05-17 10:19 pm (UTC)
oh man that icon
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From: jpeace
2009-05-17 11:57 pm (UTC)
Niiight cheeese. NIIIIIGHT CHEEESE.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-05-18 03:08 am (UTC)
I hope that's better than "night soil."
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[User Picture]From: leolo
2009-05-18 03:25 am (UTC)
Map
Starting at the basin in the NW, I believe.
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