We love seeing customers successfully using our products for winter time lapse in the extreme cold. Nichaolas Holshouser recently sent us another beautiful time lapse. He captured it in Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina at 6,000 feet in elevation along the Blue Ridge Parkway. It covers January 20-21, during the eclipse. Temperatures dipped into the single digits (5F/ -15C as the low). The time lapse kit had already been in the field for two weeks prior to this.
He adjusts his set-up slightly in order to prepare for the winter conditions. He used Blink with a HERO4 camera and a 10-Watt Solar charger with integrated charge controller to allow for cold weather charging. With the anticipation of some seriously cold weather, Holshouser uses larger and heavier 12V lead acid batteries. When retrieving his set-up, he was delighted to find a full battery and that Blink had held up in the cold temperatures beautifully.
Here’s another video shot a week prior, featuring some gorgeous dancing clouds.
When asked about his winter time lapse tips, here are a few things he mentioned to keep in mind:
About Nick Holshouser:By day, Nick is a Software Engineer working for SAP Labs, LLC. Outside of work and outside in general he’s an avid woodsman, amateur naturalist, and aspiring photographer/filmmaker. He spends as much time as possible in the woods, camera in hand. He’s constantly working to improve his photography skills over the last several years and is hooked on time lapse & remote nature photography. Follow him on Facebook & Vimeo
Our customers have diverse needs. So we built versatile, highly customizable products that can be deployed anywhere: on a massive construction site, beneath the ocean's surface, spanning seasons in the backcountry ...and even in Antarctica in sub-zero temperatures.
No matter where you place your kit, you can trust that your system will be easy to deploy, protected in a rugged enclosure, and cost-effective... with high quality 4K footage as a result. Below are some of our favorite customer projects from land, to sea, to sky, and everything in between.
A few years ago, we featured a project from CamDo customer Douglas MacAyeal, which featured a time lapse video that monitored an ice shelf in Antarctica to study ice shelf stability at McMurdo Station Antarctica.
We recently heard from Douglas that BlinkX will be used for another project in Antarctica. This time around, the location is the George VI Ice Shelf in Antarctica. They will be monitoring surface lakes that fill and drain as the polar seasons progress, as hundreds form here. They’ll be staying at a station called Fossil Bluff, which is run by the British Antarctic Survey.