# Snowpocalypse 2016 Video

During the Big Nothing Blizzard of 2015 here in NYC, I wedged an old iPhone in my living room window and had it make a time lapse video of the event. Nothing came of the storm, at least here, but I got interested in time lapse photography and bought a Raspberry Pi with a camera. I've been half mucking with it, and the night before Snowpocalypse 2016 hacked enough together to take images and drive Mathom Cam.

I'm using a slightly modified version of pipic to take the pictures, and I used avconv to convert the images into a video. There's some additional work I want to do — some of the coding in pipic is a bit crufty, and I need to find the best gamma for taking a picture every 30 seconds (pipic is designed to slowly skew the shutter speed and ISO settings to prevent flashes in the resulting images; taking a picture every 30 seconds means it takes a long time for the camera to catch up with the fact that the sun has come up....)