I made crepes for breakfast. Always delicious! As I was getting the pan ready, I flicked water into it to see if it was at the right temperature. As the water danced and sizzled, I thought I would try to capture some of that later in a picture.
So after breakfast I set up my camera on a tripod next to the stovetop and gave it a try. The water was moving too fast for my little camera to get a good shot. I tried several different things. I have an ISO 3200 setting, so I tried that and was able to capture a few clearer images. I had quite a bit of water in the pan by this time, but it still looked cool.
A single image didn’t show much, so I looked on the web for a tool to create animated GIFs quickly and found Picasion.com. It is a web-based tool that will upload up to 10 images, convert them to a GIF, and then give you the URL to the resulting file. The animation above is the result.
So. There ya go. A creative way to waste a half hour or so. 🙂
Well, it wasn’t completely wasted. Now I know how to display animated gifs on my wordpress.com-hosted blog. The trick was to upload and insert it into my post without scaling it down, not display it at less than full size. So, before I created the gif, I reduced the size of the images to make each one smaller. Then I made the gif. Then uploaded and attached it. Voila.