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Earth Hour 2009 in Las Vegas, NV
Earth Hour 2009 in Las Vegas, NV

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Collection: Earth Hour 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: Mar 28, 2009
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4 seconds
Galleries: Cityscape, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Apr 4, 2009

Viewed: 951
Comments: 10
Favorites: 4 (view)

Shot from the west end of the pedestrian bridge between New York New York and MGM looking north. Approximately 40 minutes of time passes. The major "lights out" happens at 8:30 PM, and Hollywood (the tall background building just left of center) finally goes dark at around 08:45.
The animation comprises 69 photos and 80 total frames with the fades.
The original RAW images were processed in Adobe Lightroom 2.3 and exported as JPEG images at full resolution. Processing and export time for the 69 images was approximately 7 minutes.
The full-resolution 12.7Mpx photos were loaded into Photoshop CS4 64-bit running under Windows Vista 64 as a 69-layer image. The basic animation frames were created and the timing optimized, then the fade frames created and finally the copyright overlaid. The final size of the 71-layer Ps file is 1.1GB. Time to create and optimize the animation was about 45 minutes, of which at least half was playing with timing and the fade-in/out, and adding the copyright.
The animation was exported as an animated GIF file for maximum cross-compatibility. Export time was less than 30 seconds.

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03/17/2011 06:57:53 PM
Thats awesome
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10/29/2010 06:02:08 PM
That is so cool.
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10/25/2009 01:07:36 PM
Love it Fritz! Very nice!
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06/13/2009 11:19:41 PM
This is sooooo cool and soooo well done. I've been watching it over and over. And the quality is wonderful. I read the notes several times, and understand it somewhat. Thanks for the details.
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06/12/2009 08:01:26 PM
This is downright hypnotic! (which is a good thing, by the way :-)
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04/12/2009 05:52:45 PM
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04/05/2009 12:17:42 AM
great work here Fritz, pretty sweet.
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04/05/2009 12:03:05 AM
VERY COOL!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.
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04/04/2009 09:45:58 PM
Wow, well done, that is such fun to look at!
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04/04/2009 09:17:24 PM
Incredible shot... this was really well done.
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