Words and Images from Ed Felker

Blizzard Time Lapse

With winter storm Jonas threatening to dump two to three feet of snow on Loudoun County, Virginia, I thought it would be fun to set up a time lapse of the entire storm. I set up my Nikon DSLR to take a photo every four minutes, and focused it on a log outside my office window with the Potomac River in the background. A 6-point deer skull on top added to the composition, and 484 frames later, it was all over. Jonas left us with close to 30 inches of snow, with drifts more than twice that. Wind direction, drifting and timing made for vastly uneven snow totals around our property, though, and this stump was spared the full brunt of the storm. Still, it’s a peaceful, mesmerizing look at a storm that, when viewed in real time, was a powerful, sustained, dangerous winter storm. Enjoy!


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6 Responses

  1. *WOW* That is so cool, Ed!

    January 24, 2016 at 1:01 am

  2. Bill & Sallie

    Awesome video.
    So glad we live in Florida…

    January 24, 2016 at 9:11 am

  3. Super cool!

    January 24, 2016 at 9:52 am

  4. Incrredible Ed, what a great idea!

    January 24, 2016 at 10:28 am

  5. Sally Mills

    This was so much fun to watch! And the love the night lights, which added another layer of magic to the story. Thanks for sharing, Ed!

    January 25, 2016 at 10:04 am

  6. Morgan Kupfer

    Great stuff Ed!

    January 27, 2016 at 5:48 pm

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