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| p.1 #19 · Spray & Pray Shooting, Automated, Really??? |
I'm not convinced of the time-lapse theory. To get smooth cloud motion, you really need single-digit seconds between shots. A movie made of 30~60 second interval shots will look awful.
I enjoyed (I did produce a chuckle!) a similar encounter the last time I was in Lower Antelope. I'd been banging my head against an overhanging canyon walls for several minutes, trying to coerce my tripod and 6x6 to point in some crazy, neck-straining direction, when two or three guys came marching through, shooting as they went. Whenever they happened to see an interesting scene, they'd hold their camera at arm's length and rip off a series of 5 or ten shots. BZZZZZZT! (I didn't see what they were shooting, but the high frame rate suggested high end equipment.) In doing so they didn't even begin to break stride, much less stop to refine the shot. To add to the fun, I heard them talking about how much time they had left in the day, and how many more regional slot canyons they'd have time to shoot. I bet they 'did' every one in record time. The question is, "What, if anything, did they remember of their experience?" Damn little, I'd guess.
This 'almost bothers me' a little too, but I also enjoy ample sardonic amusement in watching people like this do their thing. I chuckle with evil glee at the thought of them spending the next 5.6 years hunkered over their computer, attempting to find, and then 'fix,' the few random keepers that may have survived the Rambo-inspired massacre.
Isn't the experience of immersing yourself in the scenery at least as important as any pictures you may manage to make?