I’ve tried to shoot the red line of sunrise along the sea and I’ve done that from under a very low bridge with the penumbra, so I’ ve captured some portions of the sand and palm trees too. I tried it twice but even if I shot with a manual lens and camera settings I gained a color flickering between some pictures, and it occurs until ten minutes before the golden hour.
My manual lens is a “Nikon 28mm 2.8 ai-s” which turns into a 42mm on my Nikon d3200 camera. Of course I used an intervalometer and shot in RAW.
The first time my settings were:
- shutter speed – 1/20, diaphragm closed to 8, exposure meter set to 0, iso 200, 13 minutes shoot time, 3 seconds of interval.
The second time they were:
shutter speed – 1/15, diaphragm closed to 11, esposure meter set to +2, iso 400, 25 minutes shoot time, 4 seconds of interval.
Both times I set white balance to – direct sunlight. Sometimes the colors change tonality, the sand becomes purple and the sky changes colour from blue/dark blue to light blue. There has been an exception though when I set my values in another different way:
shutter speed – 1/20, diaphragm closed to 5.6, exposure meter set to +5, iso 400, 12 minutes shoot time, 4 seconds of interval. In this last case there weren’t clouds in the sky and everything was brighter, no color flickering occured.
I read that when there’s no much light the camera could not interpret colours in the same way, but I find it bizzarre. Why does the camera read colors differently at every shot and why it doesn’t do that in normal video mode?
How can I solve this problem? I planned to make new shots outside the bridge, maybe something can change. I am hopeful it is just an incorrect setting. Is ND filter necessary?
I’m just interested now in timelapses then I’m a beginner.