Can you make a boring timelapse into something much more intriguing? Yes you can!

by planetMitch4 Comments

Randall Hedges has turned a somewhat bland time-lapse into a more vivid timelapse with great editing and creativity. I love the way he's made ‘zooms' in and out to highlight things that would have been missed in the wide time-lapse. Especially nice is that his original purpose (see description below) didn't work out, but he made something quite nice out of it anyway.

That's one thing I have a hard time with – when something isn't quite the way I imagined it would be, then I have a hard time coming up with creative ways to make it work anyway. I admire how Randall has made something of this!

New York City at Sunset

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Shot from East River Park in Brooklyn, this timelapse actually came about as part of a failed attempt to capture a lightning storm over Manhattan. Afterwards I was left with a 1200 frame timelapse with no clear purpose.

So it's indulgent, a little crazy and heaps of fun much like the city of New York.

This was shot in early September, 2012 on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with a 16-35mm lens.

via we love timelapse group on Facebook.

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


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  1. This video has given me heaps of new ideas and inspired me to not give up when something doesnt turn out exactly how you expect!
    Awesome Job

  2. Really nice, especially the part inside the station.
    The only bit I would change is not pause the timelapse when zooming in or out….

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