VIDEO: Time Lapse Of This Week’s Snowstorm At Three Tree Point

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We set up a remote, weatherproof time lapse camera on SW 172nd Street in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood late Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 23rd), then let it record until late Friday afternoon (Feb. 25th), shooting one frame every 30 seconds.

Then we added an ethereal music track, and boom – here’s a groovy, moody time lapse showing the last three day’s weather, featuring:

  • Moving clouds (watch as they change direction)

    We shot the video below using a "PlantCam," a weatherproof time lapse camera.

  • Snow (since most hit overnight, we think the sunrise reveal around :58 is pretty cool)
  • Melting snow (watch the snow melt on top of the cement barrier around 1:38)
  • Passing cars
  • People walking, pets
  • Some kid sticks his face into the lens!

Oh, and if you have a decent internet connection, try changing the video to 720p, then switching to full-screen mode (in the lower right corner of the YouTube controls):

Of course, placing a “PlantCam” ($69 on Amazon) in a public place has its risks (luckily this one’s weatherproof), and one thing we can’t control is curious kids – here’s a framegrab of some area boy’s face as he checked this mysterious device out – do these nostrils look familiar to any of you Three Tree Pointers?

A couple of other interesting frames we found:

It wasn't just a kid who spotted the camera - this crow appears to be checking it out as well.

The sun appears to be a black ball in the sky, due to the camera's digital chip.

By the way, if you get a “PlantCam” (or already have one, or some other time-lapse capable camera), and you can do time lapse – please email us! We’d love to post others.

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One Response to “VIDEO: Time Lapse Of This Week’s Snowstorm At Three Tree Point”
  1. jan says:

    groovy! Did you sleep down there on the beach to guard the camera?

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