cloudy skies

  • Added:  4 months ago
  • Panning time lapse of a cloudy day at TFL. Cloudy days don't happen very often out here so I thought I would take advantage of the opportunity. First test with my TurnsPro programmable time lapse motor. Panning programmed to turn 180° counter clockwise over a five hour period. 625 images shot with my GoPro Hero 3+ @ one shot every 30 seconds. Compiled in Windows Movie Maker and edited in Adobe Premiere Elements 15. Music used by permission from YouTube Audio Library - "The Story Unfolds" by Jungle Punks. News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: incompetech.com/
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  • Runtime: 1:18
  • Premiere_Elements_15  John Wells  The Field Lab  living off the grid  GoPro Hero 3+  TurnsPro  time lapse  panning  Windows Movie Maker  

Comments: 15

  • MJ Healthy Living (Miss Judy)

    If magic were visual - this is what we would see

  • Winston Smith
    Winston Smith 3 months ago

    Wow, you really do need more recognition for these oh so short and sweet videos. Hopefully 'the bucket' will give you that.

  • Allen Hare
    Allen Hare 4 months ago +2

    An Epic Episode

  • Nick K
    Nick K 4 months ago +1

    Awesome footage. I just caught your interview with Kirsten Dirksen from 2014. Do you have any advice on making the move to off-grid living/homesteading for a younger generation trying to go towards a more quiet life than living in a big busy city?

    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  4 months ago

      I am planning on getting back to "farming" eventually.


    • Nick K
      Nick K 4 months ago

      Awesome thank you! Finances are the first priority for sure. I currently live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and it's a simple task in finding work above minimum wage to pay the current bills. A student loan is all I have to worry about and then I am in the free and clear. I'm always looking to brush up on various skills that may be needed to live out in a remote part of the country (I am in school for horticulture/agriculture/hardscaping construction). Finding affordable land is the first priority, but I would much rather sink my $$$ into land and projects to build my own home than to sink $$$ into a house where I have no room to breathe. Beyond all the romanticism of it, I prefer to live simply. But yes debt is something that should always be avoided, and a line of employment must be maintained one way or another, that's something I definitely need to keep in mind as I assume my skills will simply find me work along the way, but it's definitely no free ride and I understand it's much harder to live on your own maintaining your own living necessities than living in the city and being able to click or a button or turn a tap whenever you want something.
      Thanks for the helpful words! I'll be checking in on your blog and youtube channel every now and then as a new fan, whatever happened to that greenhouse with the shipping containers you had going? I'd understand if you'd rather not answer that one.
      Take care.
      - Nick K


    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  4 months ago

      "Off-grid living/homesteading" is a worthy goal but it still takes money. A quiet life sure seems like a romantic notion - but scraping by at poverty levels sucks. A lot of people have tried and failed out here - thinking just because the land is cheap and there are no building restrictions, life will suddenly be easy. First and foremost, you have to make sure you can earn a living. Second (and foremost), DO NOT GO INTO DEBT. You have to be realistic about the cold/hard facts of the economics of life vs. the illusion that homesteading is a magical free ride. Most areas where living off grid is actually legal (like where I live) tend to be rather remote with few employment opportunities. I suggest you put in your time "living in a big busy city" where it is possible to save a substantial amount of money before making the jump. I would never have been able to succeed out here if I hadn't busted my butt for 25 years working in NYC - where not only did I save up some money, but I also learned all the skills I needed to do all the things I do out here on my own.


  • Kayakur
    Kayakur 4 months ago +1

    Like a John Ford western, waiting for the cowboys to ride in.

  • capcad
    capcad 4 months ago +1

    A wise owl pops in at 0:47.

    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  4 months ago

      That was just a bug on the lens...


  • Johnella Mathley
    Johnella Mathley 4 months ago +1

    Nice!

  • Mike Laverde
    Mike Laverde 4 months ago +1

    Beauty-full!

  • 100% BOER
    100% BOER 4 months ago +1

    I have a silly question do that side of Texas ever see tornado's ?

    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  4 months ago

      A tornado in SW Texas is extremely rare...


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