City Rising - Timelapse

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    This is a screen grab from a timelapse i released today

    When I started timelapse photography a year ago I thought it would be something I could just jump right into and master, as I've been taking stills for nearly a decade now. But I was quickly humbled by the medium as I struggled to put together worthwhile footage after repeated early attempts. This, I realized, was a whole other animal.

    Over and above all the technical challenges — motion control gear, constantly changing light, aperture flicker — shooting a timelapse forces you to look inside: after setting up your shot, there’s often not much you can do for hours, but sit up there and ponder while the camera does it's thing. The relationship between the cold glass, steel and concrete below coupled with the often majestic clouds, sky and sun/moon never ceases to be a source of wonder. And so the purpose of what you’re doing becomes a frequent question in your mind.

    With City Rising I wanted to bring others up to this perspective, and from here, show them the city as they have never seen it before — where the boundary between earth and sky is unclear and the placid beauty of the city lays spread out below, quietly humming along. City Rising takes the viewer straight through rush hour traffic to the highest urban peaks and the clouds above it all, all in under four minutes.

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    1. Thiago.Faria 18 months ago | reply

      Amazing, congratulations!!!!

    2. Ngo Quang Ha 18 months ago | reply

      beautiful capture
      thanks for sharing

    3. Shayne B (busy) 18 months ago | reply

      Beautifully captured, very nicely done. The tones and clarity are fantastic on this...
      If you have time to see one of mine I posted,
      and maybe comment on it - you can view it Here


    4. bruno.astorg 18 months ago | reply

      Ein super Foto - a beautiful picture !
      gesehen in der Gruppe - seen in the Group

      Post 1 / Award 4
      6 + Bronze Award please post here:

    5. Mr.Max42 18 months ago | reply

      cool and spooky at the same time

    6. Deep-Fried Goodness 18 months ago | reply

      WOW! That was so awesome.

    7. bradfordtennyson 18 months ago | reply

      fantastic image and interesting narrative!

    8. Mar Diaz -korama- 18 months ago | reply

      Your excellent photo was seen in the
      Into the Night Photography Group. It
      Deserves the Into the Night Award!
      Into the Night Photography Award

    9. lechatvert2 18 months ago | reply

      Very nice photo and time lapse!

    10. dontstealmypen 18 months ago | reply

      EXCELLENT_no other words_oh, wait...SUPERB_congrats on Explore!!

    11. Keith.CA 18 months ago | reply

      Excellent work Tom - really enjoyed the video.

    12. tore999 17 months ago | reply

      Great photo!

    13. ken@pi© 16 months ago | reply


    14. SHER-G 14 months ago | reply

      This is amazing.

    15. projectweather_ce 9 months ago | reply

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    16. Telkine 9 months ago | reply

      Amazing atmospshere on this shot

    17. GP Images Photography 9 months ago | reply

      Cracking still, but it does not do the TL you have done justice. That is a fantastic bit of work. Some of the vantage points/locations you have shot from are outstanding. Some of the looking down shots, look like they are a long way of the buildings, how did you manage that?

    18. Evan Klinger 8 months ago | reply

      Your photos are amazing!

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