Two Fireworks Timelapses

We stayed in for the Fourth of July, watching the fireworks from a friend’s apartment with a view towards the Mall. I set my camera on a tripod in time lapse mode to take a shot at 1-second intervals through the course of the show, while wget was simultaneously running on my computer and fetching a shot from the ABC7/NewsChannel8 city cam every two seconds. Both time lapse videos made for a fun sped-up fireworks show, made more whimsical with the addition of Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever played from a 1913 Edison Cylinder. Hopefully next year I can try for this effect from up close, if the weather cooperates.

SD1000 time lapse, full size.

City web cam time lapse, full size.