By now, you’ve probably seen a whole pile of time-lapse videos on the web. They’re extremely popular, so making one stand out is increasingly tricky. Photographer Julian Tryba used creative editing to make what he calls a “layer-lapse,” and the results sure are interesting.
Boston Layer-Lapse from Julian Tryba on Vimeo.
Basically, different parts of the image are stitched together to represent different times of day. So, sometimes you’ll have a sky from before sunset and buildings with all of their lights on. There are a couple more editing tricks besides the simple layering, but overall, it makes for an interesting presentation.
What do you think of the treatment? Is it a cool effect or overdone?