Easton PA – Northampton St. Bridge Sunset Timelapse

Yesterday evening I drove to Easton PA to take some pictures of the Northampton St. Bridge.  I had been waiting to take photos of this bridge for a few weeks but the weather hasn’t really been inspiring.  The bridge sits on the Delaware River in-between New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  The weather has been awful all week and the sky was finally starting to clear early in the afternoon so I was hoping for a nice sunset.  The clouds in Easton PA were still pretty heavy so there wasn’t too much of color but still provided some nice movement.

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I decided to use my Syrp GenieMini for the shot to provide a panning motion.  I used 18 degrees of motion for a 15 second video over 1 hour with my interval set at 8 seconds.  I used manual exposure at f/11 and ISO 640 with my 28 mm f/2.8 lens. My first shot was at 1/20 seconds and my last shot was at 5 seconds exposure.  I like to ramp my exposure for the day to night transitions to make sure the sky is exposed correctly.

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The sunset didn’t really happen but the day to night transition of the bridge was really cool especially with the reflections on the water.  The panning motion is also a good touch to the video I think moving across the river.

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