Introducing the world’s first layer-lapse video: meet Boston!


Professional photographer Julian Tryba has finally brought some good fresh air in the world of time-lapse photography, with what he defines the world’s first layer-lapse video: Boston.

Julian spent over 100 hours to shoot 150,000 photos (which means: over 6 TB data stored in probably several hard drives) and 350 hours to edit through 800 drafts and iterations.

Can you imagine how much computer power you need for each sequence, if you’re talking about an average of 35 different layers toggling in and out? Tremendous.

Julian states that

Traditional time-lapses are constrained by the idea that there is a single universal clock. In the spirit of Einstein’s relativity theory, layer-lapses assign distinct clocks to any number of objects or regions in a scene. Each of these clocks may start at any point in time, and tick at any rate. The result is a visual time dilation effect known as layer-lapse.

Congratulations Julian, and great use of LRTimelapse too!


Are you ready to watch the first time-lapse video which shows different times of the day in different parts of each frame? And if this is not enough, you should really have a look at our previous coverage on the United States in timelapse!

Equipment Used

Cameras: Canon 6D, Canon 7D
Lenses: Canon 16-35mm f/2.8, Canon 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AF
Slider/Dolly: n.a.
Other info: LRTimelapse


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