Saturday, December 28, 2013

1 Stock Footage Clip Mist the Boat

This time lapse was definitely a labor of love, a test of patience and a possibly a fools errand all rolled in to one.  I actually shot this close to 5 months ago while I was camping with the family in the Adirondack Mountains.  I had a beautiful scene framed, with the clouds, water and mist all moving along different planes, but the lake wasn't as isolated as this final product makes it out to be.  There were actually quite a few early morning adventurers out in kayaks during my capture.  When the time lapse was compiled when I got home, it looked like a group of dragonflies were darting around the screen the way their paddles kept popping up and down and how they seamlessly moved through the water.  I ended up individually re-touching 570 images using Photoshop's "Content-Aware Fill".  It worked out wonderfully thanks to the rolling mist over the water, which was consistently giving me motion.  That helped hide any inconsistencies the software created.

Since my trip was short, and this was really the only clip I could get while I was there, I was determined to make it work. Hope you can use it for something!!!

You can preview and download the clips by clicking "read more" below.  Happy Downloading!

A still image of a stock video clip that shows footage of a lake in the morning with mist on the water

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This video was shot using a Canon EOS Rebel T2i and a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens


  1. Hey, mate -

    I used some of your footage here:

    Thank you. Really lovely footage,

  2. Thank you very much for sharing all this awesome stuff with us!

  3. Thank you for these wonderful clips!

  4. Thank you very much to post your beautiful video on