Backyard dredging and a first time-lapse

January 16, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

A lot of activity in our backyard gave me an opportunity to make my first time-lapse video.  We live on a canal that was originally dug in ~1970 and is part of an extensive series of canals that run throughout Southern Shores.  These canals have never been maintained and many sections are too shallow for boats, so this winter they are being dredged.  First here's some video of the action.

Short video of Southern Shores Canal Dredging, 2014A video by Bill Birkemeier

Since the dredge spent a  a few hours behind our house, it gave enough time to try out the interval timer on my Nikon D300 and I let it click away every 15 seconds, creating 363 images which I've assembled into this 80 sec time-lapse video using ProShow Gold which is a powerful slideshow builder.

Time Lapse video of Southern Shores Canal Dredging, 2014A composite of 363 images taken between 1016 amd 1224 on 15 Jan 2014

The canal is narrow and we were impressed by the speed and skill of the excavator and barge operators.  Once the barge is filled, it takes the material to a drop-off location up the canal where another excavator moves the material from the barge to a truck.  The truck then takes the material off-island.  It's a slow process with many swings of the excavator and all-day barge hauls, since October 1st.  To learn more about it, take a look  at a video produced by the town of Southern Shores.


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