The final result of a timelapse sequence is always awe inspiring I find. The camera analyses a particular situation down to the last detail. Details that we normally miss or take for granted.
GALLERY & ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION
Timelapse photography is a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. For example, an image of a scene may be captured once every second, then played back at 25 frames per second. The result is an apparent 25-times speed increase. Time-lapse photography can be considered the opposite of high-speed photography or slow motion.
Processes that would normally appear subtle to the human eye, for example the motion of the sun and stars in the sky, become very pronounced. Timelapse is the extreme version of the cinematography technique of undercranking, and can be confused with stop motion animation.
Some typical subjects of timelapse photography include:
Cloud and celestrial motion
Plants/flower growth and decay
Evolution of a construction project
City life, people, traffic, skylines
Day to night
Water movement, waves, boats and waterfalls