Monday, January 31, 2011

Time-lapse Photography Captures City Life, Beauty

I have just a quick post for you today. Watch this time-lapse photography of New York City:

Like I mentioned in this post about LA last summer, these images are so powerful because they elicit an emotional response from the viewer. Cities are stunning places, a fact we may take for granted as we whiz about them.

I think my favorite moment in this video occurs at the 1:20 mark when the walk/don't walk signal flashes back and forth in rapid succession. It almost makes me want to buy a camera and just leave it somewhere for a while. Who knows what splendor it would capture?

1 comment:

  1. My favorite are the airplanes. They're sort of like reverse meteors, so it entranced me.