Gone to See Iceland 2013 Photography Safari with Mike Hagen. Day 3: Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands).
The group did a high-speed RIB Safari boat tour to the islands around Vestmannaeyjar. We needed to get into arctic survival suits, and had shoulder harness belts holding us in our seats. I strapped a camera to my chest with a fisheye lens and set it to automatically take images every few seconds. At times the boat was traveling at 40 knots with lots of heavy bouncing. We went all the way out to Surtsey island that I remember reading about as a kid rising from the sea as a volcano. At one point we saw a whale, so slowed down and stopped to take pictures. While stopped the boat rocked a lot, causing one or two passengers to lose their breakfast.
WARNING – THE TIME-LAPSE VIDEO MAY CAUSE MOTION SICKNESS
I noticed that one of my indoor succulent plants was starting to bloom. It put out some long shoots with many small buds. I set up a camera to attempt a time-lapsed series of the little flower opening. As you can see in the time-lapse slide show, the flowers just barely open.
Time-lapse side-show of a pink poppy opening. Even though this looks like it is happening in daylight, the poppy flowers start to open in the very early dawn. I set the camera ISO to auto and let it ride to the maximum. Individual images can be viewed here.