I found this short time lapse of Chain Bridge Traffic I took back in 2018 while in Budapest for work. We’re all stuck at home trying to #flattenTheCurve of the COVID-19 pandemic. When not working remotely, I’m going through terabytes of storage. Its like a electronic spring cleaning.
This was one of the first time lapse videos I tried creating with my A7Rii and I think it came out fairly well for what it is. It is kinda quirky and whimsical … and a reminder of ‘normal’ life. Traffic, work, crowds, travel, people and being social.
I hope I can find the original files to confirm, but from memory, this was about 500 still images taken a few seconds apart. I used photoshop to create the time lapse and did some edits and added the riff in iMovie on my Macbook Pro. If I do find the backups of the original stills from the Chain Bridge shoot, I would love to recreate this with more skill this time around …
Regardless, finding this short Chain Bridge video brought a huge smile to my face while on pseudo-lockdown, I hope it gives you a quick giggle and lightens your day! We all can use more giggles and less binge watching cable news 🙁
Stuck in Chain Bridge Traffic Bonus
I was looking for an image for the header of this post, and found this one of Chain Bridge, which I do not think I have posted yet. A long exposure shot taken from the same location as the time lapse movie. The technical details of the image are in the EXIF data below.
Image EXIF Data:
- Camera: ILCE-7RM2
- Focal length: 25mm
- Aperture: ƒ/22
- ISO: 100
- Shutter speed: 30s
- Copyright: ©2018 John P. Hoke
Image and Video Location (Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary):