Time-lapse Video of Clouds Mustering


This is a short time-lapse video of clouds mustering over Torrance at the end of a hot summer’s day.

The sequence was taken from the path along the old Kelvin Valley Railway Line. The weather prediction was for rain and possibly thunder, but as you can see from the time-lapse video, the clouds ran out of steam.

You may notice other posts on this site that feature a time-lapse video of clouds and that’s simply because I enjoy taking and compiling them. So, keep a look out for more and let me know if you have any ideas for a time-lapse video. This kind of time-lapse video normally takes about 30 minutes to shoot, by the time I have set up the camera and adjusted the settings, as well as actually taking all the images over the time period.

A time-lapse video is not actually shot as a video sequence.

Rather, It is shot as a serious of still images that are later run together into a video sequence using various different computer software applications to ensure the movement is smooth and correctly exposed. I suppose it could be said that this is true for all video regardless of how it is initially shot.

This particular time-lapse video is made up of 510 separate images which were then edited and compiled into one continuous video. While the sequence of still images is being shot, the movement in the clouds is almost imperceptible. This can often make you feel as if nothing good is going to come from your time, except the excuse of being outdoors in the fresh air and enjoying the scenery that East Dunbartonshire has to offer.

However, once the images have been brought into the computer and developed, you begin to see how the time-lapse video is going to look. In other words, you begin to see the movement of the clouds.

Anyway, have a look at the video and let me know what you think.

Do you have any ideas for a time-lapse video? If so, please comment below or contact me. Thanks.


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