30 day timelapse at sea

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An evening pause: Quite hypnotic, and captures the feel for what a modern ship freighter is like, which is nothing like the romantic past. And somehow, this feels fitting to show on the anniversary of the day Columbus first touched shore in the New World in 1492. He pushed the envelope possibly more than any human has ever done, and changed human history in doing so.

Hat tip Steven Golson.



  • Joe

    Very nice, beautiful skies at night, I suspect that his camera gear may have accentuated the stars and the Milkyway Galaxy, very cool!

  • Very cool. Thx. One thing it shows pretty well are the layers of clouds and how they seem to move in different directions independent if each other.

    The video does seem to support the saying that, “I joined the Navy to see the world. And what I saw was the sea!”

  • Edward

    It looks like the exposure times at night were long enough to get the stars but short enough to keep them from blurring. The downside was that the lights from the other ships were overexposed.

    Good find, Steven. It almost makes me want to join the merchant marine so I can see the … um … sea.

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