Photo Adventures with Curiosity and Learning

August 30, 2009: A Flickr sunrise at Sembawang Park

A rather large (7MB) animated gif of the sunrise - organized by Colleen and her Macro Maniacs of Singapore

Sunrise Aug 30, Straits of Johor

The animated gif and the mpg video were made using an ImageMagick utility, convert, which does all things. Click to download mpg video (.5 MB)

#How to build a video (mpg of animated gif) from a sequence of files.  
#First I make a subdirectory where I copy the images (avoid destroying the originals)
#In this case the files are unprocessed Nikon images: dsc_????.jpg where ???? 
#is the image number.  The following code is in a script file: make_video.  
#I put this in the video directory and then execute it. Takes a few min to build the video
for i in dsc*.jpg
echo $i
#convert -despeckle $i tmp
#convert tmp  -gamma 1.25 $i 
convert -unsharp "3.0 0.5 0.0" $i tmp
convert -resize 640 tmp $i
convert -delay 25 -size 640x480 dsc_*.jpg aug_30_singapore_sunrise.mpg
convert -delay 25 -size 640x480 dsc_*.jpg aug_30_singapore_sunrise.gif

A view of Malaysia in the early morning - and Saturn in the upper left

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The loading dock next door

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Early sunrise

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The start of sunrise

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Sunrise birds

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First reflected sunlight

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Second reflected sunlight

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Third reflected sunlight

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Fourth reflected sunlight

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Progress with the sunrise

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Flying over the sun

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Sun without aircraft

Sunrise at Sembawang

Flying under the sun (obscured by the clouds)

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C. Frank Starmer