Time-lapse is a fascinating concept that I find intriguing. It is a technique used to capture the passage of time in a compressed format, allowing us to view events that occur over an extended period in a condensed version. What makes time-lapse so captivating is the way it adds a new dimension to our perception of time. When viewed faster or slower than what is perceived, time becomes tangible, and we can see the subtle changes that occur over time.

By capturing images at regular intervals and then playing them back as a video, time-lapse photography shows us how the world around us changes in a way that is imperceptible to the naked eye. For instance, we can see the movement of clouds across the sky, the growth of plants, the changing colors of the sky during sunset, and the hustle and bustle of a city street, all in a matter of seconds.

Time-lapse photography is a beautiful way to reveal the hidden nuances of movement and change that are often overlooked in our daily lives. It allows us to appreciate the beauty of the world around us and reminds us that even the most mundane moments can be extraordinary.

The aurora over Norfolk, MA on May 10th, 2024. The Sun hurled a massive coronal mass ejection towards Earth. What this massive amount of energy did was it created a G5 geomagnetic storm, the strongest since Halloween 2003.

The subsequent colorful light show was witnessed around the world.

(nb. The title should say Kp 9, not Kp8.)

Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown Rhode Island with the Milky Way.

Neds Point Light in Mattapoisett, MA. The Moon was in the crescent phase which is so beautiful and one of my favorites to photograph. Soundtrack by @RobinSmithCGP
My time-lapse of the Milky Way over a beach in Massachusetts. It was one of the few clear nights we had this particular summer. Saturn and Jupiter are to the left of the galactic core.
Moonrise time-lapse during blue hour at Scituate Lighthouse in Scituate, MA. I photographed this last year and just got around to finishing it. The lighthouse has started undergoing restoration and as of last week, the lantern room was removed. I photographed this with a 500mm lens. The brisk wind of the evening is apparent through the flags waving. The effect of the wind is magnified by the high-powered lens.
Painterly time-lapse of Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown, RI. This started off as a regular time-lapse. As it often happens, I start asking myself the “what if” questions while post-processing. Once all the frames were developed, I applied a Topaz Impression filter on all of the images and assembled them in LRTimelapse.
I spent several hours watching the stars from a beautiful beach in Rhode Island.
It was supposed to be a clear night and a full moon, so I set off to shoot a time-lapse at my favorite lighthouse. As you may notice from the image, it was anything but clear. However, clouds are great in time-lapse.
The scene was photographed simultaneously by a normal camera and an infrared camera. The seemingly clear night was anything but.

Time-lapse of the Milky Way rising behind Ned’s Point Lighthouse.

I photographed this time-lapse at daybreak by the West Quoddy Lighthouse. I was quite surprised at how many people were up chasing the sunrise.
A lazy summer afternoon at the Boston Public Garden.
Autumn in New England is famous for the foliage. Sometimes the sun and clouds get into the act as well.
This was supposed to be a clear night, prime for photographing the full moon rising over the Back Bay of Boston. However, it was anything but. There were very thick clouds which prevented the view of the moon, but for a few short minutes.
2020 was a dumpster fire of a year, but the visitor from the outer reaches of our solar system took the stinger out for the month of July.