Timelapse driving across France

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Nov 6th, 2010, 09:11 PM
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Timelapse driving across France

Hey all,

Just thought I'd share a timelapse of the French countryside I took earlier this year. I traveled with some friends through France and Switzerland and since we were driving a lot I set up my camera and took timelapse videos of the trips. Check it out if you want to see Bastille, Paris to a friend's vineyard near Avignon in super-fast motion from the back of a rented Ford Focus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNWUPr0zN3s

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Nov 6th, 2010, 11:01 PM
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I love it. Errrr... you travel with a recreational ax?
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Nov 7th, 2010, 03:24 AM
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Hehe yes always, just a small one... No, actually it was just another moment near the vineyard that I filmed and edited in for fun. We found a fallen tree blocking a path so we thought we'd chop it down with the smallest axe we could find.

Glad you liked it. It's such a beautiful country.
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Nov 7th, 2010, 06:44 AM
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Great fun! What kind of camera did you use?
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Nov 7th, 2010, 08:32 AM
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akiraAUS - great fun. Thanks for sharing.

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Nov 7th, 2010, 09:30 AM
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Very cool and creative video! Enjoyed it.
how long did it take you to drive from France to Switz? We are planning a similar route, actually Paris to Switz via the South of France, any idea on a timeline for that--we would like to take country roads and stop a lot, not major highways unless necessary.. thanks for any info!
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Nov 7th, 2010, 10:04 AM
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Frankly, all I saw was the autoroute, which would not be my first choice for such a drive unless I had an imperative deadline.

www.viamichelin.com will give you both sorts of itineraries.
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Nov 8th, 2010, 05:52 AM
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Thanks guys for the comments

@ParisAmsterdam - I used a Canon 550D with a timelapse remote

@TrueNorthGirl - We drove about 7 hours or so on the highway with a few short stops in between. The word from my Swiss friend that we travelled with is that the route we took was Grenoble - Strasbourg - Mulhouse - Basel.

We mainly only saw highways since we were aiming to arrive as fast as possible but there was one section with a beautiful view of the mountainside. I took a timelapse of that trip too so I'll let you know when I upload it and you can have a little preview of the journey
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Nov 8th, 2010, 06:01 AM
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Strangley fascinating. Thanks for posting!
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Nov 10th, 2010, 07:45 AM
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TGV would get you there in half the time. Of course, if you need your car at the destination, not the way to go, but it's a nice ride on the train!
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Nov 10th, 2010, 09:37 AM
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Cool shots and music. Here's hoping the next driver noticed the tree was no longer connected!
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Nov 10th, 2010, 09:39 AM
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The "Autoroute Blanche" is a spectacular road for people heading to Geneva.
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Admit, you kept that silver SUV under surveillance. I knew that you are a spy from the first moment when saw your hat. And that Bond-like girl on the passenger-seat.
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