This timelapse is called Whirlpool Aero Car, and was created by an awesome Primelapse user on YouTube.


Published on 15 Oct 2015

Spanish Engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo, designed the Whirlpool Aero Car. It is a quick trip across the Niagara Whirlpool. This time-lapse makes it look like a ride worthy of Canada’s Wonderland, but it is not that fast. The one-kilometer crossing takes approximately 10 minutes. The Aero Car was built in 1913 and opened on August 8, 1916.

Again I was fortunate to have excellent weather for the two days of filming. It’s fun listening to other visitors while my camera clicks away. Tour operators explained that both ends of the cables are on Canadian soil and so those hoping to get to the USA are quickly disappointed. I don’t know if the Aero Car ever landed on the far side, it no longer does. Have some fun should you find yourself in line waiting to board and ask a fellow visitor if they bought the round-trip or one-way ticket. I got a few concerned reactions.

For this time-lapse I used my trusty Nikon crop sensor camera and Triggertrap intervalometer on my iPad. I used LRTimelapse to process the RAW files into movie clips. For this movie, I also added still images with the Ken Burns effect in iMovie. The music, “Shetland” is included with the iMovie program. I will soon be exhausting the music that iMovie offers and I hope that I could collaborate with a musician at some point in the future. Please enjoy the “Whirlpool Aero Car” and let me know what you think in the comments below, all are appreciated.

Have a great day! Rick.

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