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ex-hurricane Bertha storm hits UK

This video was taken from dawn to midday on August 10th 2014 as storm level winds up to 50 mph hit the UK from what was previously hurricane Bertha.

The time-lapse was taken at a rate 1 frame every 5 seconds which I often use for cloud time-lapses, but on this occasion a frame a second would have been better. As the morning progresses the clouds go shooting by as if the local neighbourhood has just gone in to warp.

Time-lapse photography

I have always been interested in time-lapse photography from watching nature programs. Seeing things in motion that you wouldn’t usually see such as plants growing, changing clouds passing by, the tides ebbing & flowing  and the one I find most interesting is the stars of the milky way passing by in a pitch black night. Unfortunately I don’t have the equipment to photograph the milky way like that but I do have a time-lapse camera. Which is actually a Raspberry Pi mini computer equipped with it’s own camera. This means I can program it to take thousands of still photos with it’s 5 mega pixel camera and make some time-lapse videos.


I have made several videos of passing clouds which can be more interesting than it sounds once you see all the movement that goes on in the sky during the day. As I use the camera more I will try different subjects and features and post new videos here as I create them. The Raspberry Pi camera can also record video at 3 times the normal speed so they can be played back in slow motion which I haven’t started playing with yet but will be including these videos as well.