This Del Mar photographer seeks the light fantastic via time-lapse videos
By Peter Jensen with Thomas Close
Del Mar resident Thomas Close has his camera set up nearly every day for spectacular time-lapse artworks. You’ll often find him on the bluffs and beaches of Del Mar at sunset (this photo of Tom with faithful companion ”Sawyer” was taken in Del Mar, not at Torrey Pines).
He also loves the Extension near Red Ridge as a place to catch the pink rays of dawn or a sunset’s fade to indigo. His time-lapse work is especially moving (no pun intended) as it captures the changing colors and marching clouds of our coastal skies.
A retired United Airlines pilot, Tom has a special knack for being at the ready with his digital camera during the tumultuous weather and cloud-sailing skies we’ve been having this winter. Here are three of his Vimeo-posted works specific to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. One of them with Del Mar guitar-virtuoso Pepe Romero accompaniment.