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Dublin Dawn

If you’d like to get an impression of a Dublin dawn and don’t want to get up too early, well, here’s what it can be like:

This Dublin dawn was captured by me, at Sandymount between 5am and 7am, with the camera set at a frame every 10 seconds. The camera is looking north-eastwards. It was a day in July when low tide and sunrise occurred at roughly the same time, so there was maximum movement in sky and water for this Dublin dawn? Notice the ‘high speed’ ferry arriving into the port at the start?

The flashing images you may notice in the foreground towards the end of the video are healthy folk passing by on their early morning jog. They appear as ghostly flashes.

The soundtrack is borrowed from Dublin’s greatest band, and their famous song, The Unforgettable Fire.    http://www.U2.com

A Note on time-lapse:

Time-lapse photography is a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. For example, an image of a scene may be captured once every second, then played back at 30 frames per second; the result is an apparent 30 times speed increase. Time-lapse photography can be considered the opposite of high speed photography or slow motion.

Processes that would normally appear subtle to the human eye, e.g. the motion of the sun and stars in the sky, become very pronounced. Time-lapse is the extreme version of the cinematography technique of undercranking, and can be confused with stop motion animation.