Floating Chicago – A collection of mirrored skyline timelapses

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An interesting technique for a timelapse – post processing by adding a mirror filter to skylines of cities.

We asked about cameras and were told:

I used a bit of everything. The majority of these timelapses were done on an old Canon Rebel using the Canon remote capture software on a laptop. A few using a video camera and a few using a Canon 7D.

[source: misa garcia]
Redrock Micro

The Video

Floating Chicago – A collection of mirrored skyline timelapses from Craig Shimala on Vimeo.

Through the past couple years I've shot a decent amount of time-lapses of the Chicago skyline. I figured why not take all of those and throw the same mirror filter that was warmly welcomed by a lot of people on this: www.flickr.com/photos/cshimala/5275838854/

I'm still scratching my head on how long it took me to attend to that dirt spot on my window that shows up too often.

Music: Neon Canyon – Libra

What got me there

From Misa:

Noticed Craig’s work on Flickr first and thought it was very interesting, it looked like he was driving thru a flooded city, he used a simple mirror image effect, split the image horizontally in half, and it gives it a very unique look. I haven’t seen anyone doing this, so I thought it was worth taking a look at it.


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  1. GREAT !. If you turn the image 90 degrees, its even better !

    Bart, Amsterdam.

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