22-hour time lapse of Vancouver's Burrard Inlet on a glorious summer day
February 28, 2012 7:41 PM   Subscribe

Rail cars, gantry cranes, and cruise ships hooray! Time-lapse awesomeness. (SLV) Watch for the rail cars, freighters and cruise ships, and check out the giant cranes at Port Metro Vancouver. Shot from the 33rd floor of the Woodward's building in the DTES. These were photos taken at 5-second intervals over 22 hours.

I find it very soothing to watch; perhaps because it is a reminder summer exists and theoretically may turn up again.
posted by moneyjane (13 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
That's my birthday! See if you can spot me paper bagging it in Crab Park on the right.
posted by mek at 7:43 PM on February 28, 2012

Oh geez. The Seabus back and forth and back and forth.... I always wonder when I'm riding if the captain has just given up on life given the nature of the route. Neat video.
posted by Salmonberry at 7:47 PM on February 28, 2012

ooo, that was the view (kinda) from my office!
posted by seawallrunner at 7:50 PM on February 28, 2012

RIP Jim Green, who helped make the Woodwards development possible.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:54 PM on February 28, 2012 [4 favorites]

Hey, if you squint real hard you might be able to see me in the brown building on the left. I'm the one who looks like he's ready to jump.

I like the Katkam too.
posted by showmethecalvino at 8:42 PM on February 28, 2012

What a setting for doing that. I do some time-lapse. I never publish because I've not got my head around soundtracks--Whether to just borrow some copyright work and hope for the best, or what. I enjoy them silent, but I'm weird. Mine are shot at 2 second intervals (hardware determined). I have mountains, a train station, and construction cranes galore, in my view from the 7th floor apartment. (On good days, I can see Eiger Monch & Jungfrau).
posted by Goofyy at 8:52 PM on February 28, 2012

Love this! I love time-lapse and this is a wonderful location for it. I really enjoyed what ti did to the ship's motion. When that huge liner pulls in around the 4-minute mark, it makes look its doing handbrake turns.

Goofyy, I rarely listen to the soundtracks for time-lapse (I didn't for that one either, since I'm at work). You should publish yours anyway. I would love to see them!
posted by Joh at 8:57 PM on February 28, 2012

This would make a good Bathtub VI.
posted by ceribus peribus at 9:13 PM on February 28, 2012 [1 favorite]

Transportation geekgasm!! Awesome. Thanks!
posted by dry white toast at 9:18 PM on February 28, 2012

Awesome. Why do the massive freighters just sit idly in the middle of the bay?
posted by blastrid at 10:07 PM on February 28, 2012

Because there isn't enough dock space when they arrive in Vancouver; freighters will anchor in the bay until docking space is available, at which point a local tug operation pulls them in.
posted by mek at 10:16 PM on February 28, 2012

Fabulous stuff, moneyjane. I like how the cruise-ship captains look like they all trained on the Costa line.

I also will miss Jim Green, thanks for the remembrance, KokuRyu.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 11:41 PM on February 28, 2012 [1 favorite]

dry white toast; this area is great for the 'modes of transportation' game by which one counts every mode of transportation visible in a given vista. Usually in this area or False Creek I can get some combo of car, transit bus, tour bus, cab, bike, skateboard, roller blades, pedestrian, sailboat, tugboat, seabus, skytrain, kayak, freighter. seaplane, cruise ship and bonus points for dragon boats!

I blame Richard Scarry.
posted by moneyjane at 4:05 AM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

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