Done in 75 seconds
For those of you who live in Lexington, you know how frustrating Man o’ War Blvd. can be. For a Sunday story about some of the proposed solutions to the growing traffic problems on the road, Charles Bertram and I put together a time-lapse video of the road.
While it plays like a video, it is actually a sequence of 1,044 still images. Here’s what we did:
We clamped a Canon 5D to Charles’ sunroof using two Bogen magic arms and various clamps. We used a Canon intervelometer and set it to take a photo every two seconds as we drove the entire 16-mile length of the road. It took us 27 minutes to drive it the first time at around 3:30 on Thursday. On the way back, beginning at around 4 p.m. at Blue Grass Airport, it took us 35 minutes.
You’ll notice that we got pretty lucky and hit some crucial green lights during our trip – something we weren’t expecting, even at 4 p.m. We joked about doing it again at 5 p.m. to see how long it took us, knowing that rush hour would be picking up steam. Twice was enough for us, though, even with the green lights.