The Right Place and the Right Time

I mentioned in a previous post that I started shooting time lapse videos again.

Take a look at this. It’s just over 90 seconds. You won’t regret it.

This is from a few days ago, with the camera mounted just outside my kitchen window. It had been a fairly dull day, with rain hanging in the air and clouds covering the sky. I had my doubts about whether to put out the camera at all. It’s a bit of a hassle.

I’m glad I did though. Sometimes the clouds break up just at around the same time the sun sets, and when it does it’s often very pretty. This turned out to be one of those times.

On top of that a drop of rain hits the camera just as the sun peeks through the clouds, and the effect is just amazing. I’m so happy I managed to catch something like this on camera.

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The Right Place and the Right Time

I’ve Got A New Story

I’m writing again, and it feels great. This time it’s “for real” – whatever that means.

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Ireland in February. I had to sit and wait for an hour until the first clouds showed up.

My last story I wrote, about Enar’s last day before his vacation, turned out to be crap. The idea wasn’t too bad, the intention was good, but in the end I just never felt good about it. I ended up writing it to completion, but that’ll be it for that story.

There was no passion in it.

This time it’s different. This is a story I’m excited to write and that I will want people to read. There’s a lot of emotion and a lot of strong feelings, and I’m confident I can do it. There is not a lot of angst and uncertainty – which was the case with the previous story, and which I felt really weird about writing.

With this new story, I’m eager to get back to it, to sit down and start wringing words out of laptop. So far I’ve got three scenes written, and I’ve set up a page for the story here.

Initially I’d thought I’d do it like I did with Emma’s Story and upload one chapter a week, but so far the scenes have been quite short. I’m already on the fourth one and it’s less than a week since I started.

The last six scenes, which are more loaded with content, and with heavier content, will take longer to write, but I still think they’ll take less than a week to write. I also added a link to the full story outline to the page, just for the sake of completion.

I doubt anyone will want to read it, but I did the same thing with Emma’s Story and I actually had use of it. Partially because I needed access to it even when I didn’t have my laptop with me, but I also ended up linking to it in a discussion about planning and outlining.

This time I’ve included the Kishotenketsu story structure as a part of the outline and maybe it could come in handy for referencing at some point.

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I’ve also put in some time on catching more time lapse footage. The picture at the top of this post is from where I set up today. Somehow, the sky stayed completely clear for an hour after I set up. A few planes flew by, but that was it. Only during the second hour did clouds show up and then it got interesting.

I don’t have a video of today’s footage yet, and it’ll probably be a while before I share it. I did upload a video of the sunset from just outside my kitchen window though. Unfortunately, the camera battery ran out of cream before it got full dark, but I know for next time to start the recording later and hopefully that’ll be enough to catch the full show.

The music is from the track Manzanilla, by Vibrasphere and I’d strongly recommend checking out the full version of it.

The plan for now is to get a series of shots like this, and then string them together for a longer video. I’ll be asking around among friends t see if they want to make some music for me, but if not I’ll probably just pick some chill-out track I like – like I did here.

I’ve Got A New Story