Cloud sea timelapse

Cloud sea timelapse

Those lucky enough to be standing on the Lake Louise viewing deck on the 6th of September 2012 would have observed a very unusual phenomenon.  While this happens quite often in parts of BC I can only remember a cloud sea occurring twice in my two years at the hill.  The photo that was posted to the website received a well above average interaction.

An unusually high positive response.

It was a bit of a test, but I requested every photo taken by the webcam for that day.  I wanted to see how the clouds acted during the day.  The results were not disappointing, and it certainly gave me great content for something that was very easy.

Readymade content!

Readymade content!

Top of my continuing “to do” list is the resorts weekly video update. Consistency is a solid part of our social media strategy. The problem I have is finding enough time to get out with my camera. So much is happening all the time.

Last Saturday we had unusual valley cloud form in the mornings. I checked the webcam from the top of the Gondola and it looked like a river of cloud. I really wanted to set up a time-lapse but I knew how time-consuming this would be. If only there was a camera already set up and taking photos all day. Just like our webcam does… Oh wait!

I talked to our IT department who were happy to furnish me with all our webcam photos for the day. A little fiddling later and I was rewarded with a ready-made time-lapse for a rather exciting Saturday. Add some creative commons music and you have yourself a post.

Here is another time-lapse from when we experienced a cloud sea.