Monday, February 1, 2010

Last Night's Sunset in Time-Lapse

Last night I tweeted that the high clouds in the sky could make for an interesting sunset.  So I set up the iPhone and made a time-lapse movie of the sun going down behind the Chicago skyline as seen from the John Hancock Center (875 North Michigan Avenue).

Unfortunately, the clouds cleared out just as the good colors were coming on, but you can still see its light making rainbows in the ice crystals.

There are a couple of times when the picture jumps.  Those are when someone called on my phone.  Oops!


  1. You could use "Airplane" setting and calls wouldn't interrupt the series....

    Is there an app for this?

  2. I could, except that I was just goofing around and didn't think far enough in advance about it. I usually don't get any calls on my cell phone. That's why I have 4,700 rollover minutes!

    The app I used to take the images is a free one called GorillaCam. I then turned the stills into a movie with Quicktime 7.


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