This weekend I went to Jersey City, NJ at Exchange Place to shoot a sunrise timelapse. Jersey City has some great views of the Manhattan Skyline, especially during sunrise as the sun comes over the skyline.
I started shooting my timelapse at 530 AM (about one hour before sunrise). The mood was pretty foggy which I thought might lead to some nice colors but what happened was surprising!
The fog was clearing and coming back the entire morning and staying in the city which was weird!
I was using my 28 mm f/2.8 lens in manual exposure. I set my interval to 11 seconds. My first shots were at ISO 500, 6 second shutter speed and f/11. I gradually decreased my ISO, then shutter speed and aperture during the course of the shoot. I ended up at ISO 100, 1/40 seconds, and f/22.
I ended up staying until 830 AM which was about a three hour shoot since the clouds were so majestic. The clouds were moving through the city and the sun even started to peak through the skyline!
After the sun started rising with the clouds and skyline it even formed a shadow with the World Trade Center which I never could have imagined seeing! I tried to capture it with my phone below.
Overall this turned out to be a pretty nice timelapse with the city and clouds! Glad I woke up early for the shoot and stayed for the three hour and 800 + photos!