Posts Tagged ‘Time lapse photography’

The coming of spring

March 15, 2020

Storm clouds

August 3, 2019

These time-lapse photos were taken by Mike Olbinski.  Hat tip to  Best viewed on full screen.

The awesome beauty of a lightning storm

August 11, 2018

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Gabriel Zaparolli took this striking long-exposure photo of a lightning storm over the outskirts of Torres, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, during the evening of June 10, 2018.   I found it on the web log.

A brave little kidney bean becomes a plant

August 4, 2018

I found this video on the blog.  It is a time-lapse photo of a kidney bean sprouting into a plant, shot at the rate of one shot every 9 minutes 36 seconds and played at the rate of 30 frames per second.

The little bean seems strangely gallant to me.  It makes me feel proud to be a carbon-based life form.

30 days of a cargo ship at sea

January 27, 2018

I found this on the deMilked web site.   It consists of time-lapse photos of the travels of a cargo ship from the Gulf of Aden to Hong Kong, with stops along the way.

Fall foliage in New York’s Central Park

September 23, 2017

These time-lapse photos were taken by Jamie Scott. over a period of six months in Central Park in New York City.  He visited 15 locations, two days a week, just after sunrise, from August, 2011, through January, 2012.   The music is by Lower Dens.  I found this video on the Colossal website.

Flowers that bloom in the spring

May 13, 2017

These time-lapse photos were taken by Jamie Scott over a period of three years.  The background music is an original composition by Jim Perkins.   I found this video on the Colossal and web sites.

Moon over Australia

October 24, 2015

Hat tip to my expatriate e-mail pen pal Jack and his friend Marty.

Nicholaus Wegner’s Stormscapes

December 13, 2014

Time lapse photography of storm clouds over the American Great Plains

Hat tip to

These are best enjoyed full screen with the sound turned up.  Awesome!

An Amish barn raising in Ohio

September 13, 2014

This time lapse video shows more than 100 Amish men erecting a whole barn in just under eight hours.

It is an example not only of neighborliness, but of teamwork, precision and know-how.

Every volunteer seems to know precisely what he is doing, and to do it without getting in the way of anybody else.

A 360-degree time lapse view of the night sky

July 13, 2014

Awesome!  Hat tip to Notes to Ponder.

Birth of a thunderstorm

June 1, 2014

This is awesome.  Hat tip to

Creatures that live in slow motion

April 11, 2014

Corals, sponges and other marine life are mobile creatures.  They build coral reefs and are important to the earth’s biosphere.  But they live at a different time scale than human beings, so we can see their movement only with the help of time lapse photography.

Click on the link below for more.

A world city in motion

January 12, 2013

If you don’t know what the Lion City is, look at the credits at the end of the video.  Or click on Reddotsg’s blog for a web log originating in that city.

From birth to 12 years in under three minutes

May 18, 2012

Canary Islands’ sky and sea in motion

March 17, 2012

These great time-lapse pictures were taken by Daniel Lopez, a professional “astrophotographer.”

Click on Daniel Lopez on Vimeo for background on the photographer and his work.

Hat tip to The Agitator.

The beauty of Yosemite

February 12, 2012

Time-lapse photography brings out the beauty of a scene in a way that ordinary still or video photography cannot.

You should view this in full-screen mode to fully appreciate it.

Hat tip to Making Light.

Sub-zero on the Great Plains

December 23, 2011

My favorite planet

November 19, 2011

When I consider the state of politics and the economy, I feel depressed.  When I contemplate the state of science and the arts, I cheer up.

Michael Konig of Berlin made this video from still photographs taken by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration from the International Space Station.  It is a kind of interface of science and the arts.

Click on Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over for background on this video, and Michael Konig, Berlin for his home page.  Hat tip to Jason Kottke.

85 years in 40 seconds

November 3, 2011

The lunar year

July 16, 2011

More wonders of time-lapse photography.

Hat tip to Jason Kottke

Wonders of time-lapse photography

June 18, 2011