I’ve been meaning to do one of these for quite a while. Enjoy.
It’s a very simple timelapse done with my GoPro, showing the hour leading to dusk over the Thames. I also spliced some footage of a flock of swallows (or starlings, or something) at Battersea Bridge on a similar evening. I like the way the super-still river is chopped up by the boat wakes, and if you look closely you can see the tide dropping!
While far from artistic, I wanted to capture a different side of London to the usual picture of bustling streets and tube stations. Getting a bit off the main roads, even if it’s by the river or in a park, can lead you to these moments. I think about 10 people walked past this spot in the hour I was there – hardly the middle of nowhere, but unusually quiet for a city of 7 million.
The walk was good, I’ve found a few spots that might work better for similar videos if the conditions align. I’m also going to do some DIY stuff-hacking to trick out the GoPro a bit, but you’ll have to wait and see if it works…