Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Barrow Winter Dawn

The light and colors in the sky at sunrise/sunset here in Barrow is nothing short of spectacular. The iPhone camera fails to capture the huge dynamic range. Even the HDR image I tried didn't capture the colors from the sun just below the horizon. At 1:00, it's still around 3° below the horizon. The first sunrise will be on January 23rd. I set up the GoPro on a window sill in the Barrow Arctic Science Center on time-lapse but the battery just doesn't last long enough. The start time is 10:30am and the battery ran dead at 1:05pm just before "solar noon". Maybe I can dig up a USB charger to run the camera on and try again tomorrow.


10 comments:

redlegsrides said...

Good timelapse, I hope you find a way to power it for longer periods.

Martha said...

A battery that runs from 1:30 to 1 sounds pretty good to me! But obviously, there are ways to go longer. These winter mornings are both magical and miserable at the same time- for me. Beautiful, nonetheless.

SonjaM said...

Thanks for the timelapse, I am loving it, and would be curious about a full cycle.

RichardM said...

It's running right now. I was recharging the battery by plugging the camera into a powered hub sitting on my desk here in Barrow when it dawned on me that I could simply move the hub. Mentally a little slow...

RichardM said...

2 1/2 hours isn't bad but there were multiple batteries in place. The built in one plus a small external battery. I had it set to take a photo every 30 seconds and I thought that it should have run longer.

RichardM said...

It's recording right now. Hopefully it'll run until at least 4:00 this afternoon.

Trobairitz said...

That time-lapse is very cool. Looking forward to the next one.

RichardM said...

We'll see how it came out. There was a lot of fog today due to a crack in the sea ice near the building.

David Masse said...

Richard I am very glad that you are there, recording the arctic beauty for me to admire from the 49th parallel, where the sunsets and sunrises don't really compare, but where it's (relatively) balmy.

RichardM said...

I'm not sure about the "balmy" part. I think that Chicago was colder than Alaska when we were there...