Sometime around 1988 I stuck my thrift store Bauer Super 8 camera out the sunroof of a VW Bug and squeezed the plunger of the shutter release cable, taking single frames all the way from Olympia to Seattle.
One of the things that I miss about the old super-8 days is the single-frame capability. Making stop-motion Planet of the Apes movies was such a fun way for a kid to burn a summer. They should reinstate that feature on todays cameras.
Now that I look at it agian, it looks as though I didn’t get the idea to stick the camera out through the sunroof until sometime around Tacoma. The first half is shaky and shot through the windsheild.
If you pay close attention, you can catch the long-gone Rainier brewery R, on the left just before we get to town.
Update: Of course stop motion and time lapse photography are alive and well, and I just noticed over on the MAKE blog, that Phil Torrone has posted a link to a neat looking tool called iStopmotion that makes single frame capture easy.
Update 2: Kim Moser captured this cool film of a 1982 drive from Manhattan to Long Island along Route 25A.