The Big Apple in Incredible Time Lapse Video

In this beau­ti­ful time lapse video, Josh Owens (aka Min­drel­ic) shows us New York City as we’ve nev­er seen it before. We begin with an unas­sum­ing shot of a boat in a har­bor, but then the action picks up. We pass quick­ly through icon­ic land­marks of the city – Times Square, the Brook­lyn Bridge, the Hol­land Tun­nel, and the New York Stock Exchange – right before see­ing the city from the van­tage point of a pas­sen­ger in an NYC cab.

The footage was shot over mul­ti­ple days using the Canon 5d Mark II dSLR and the fol­low­ing lens­es: Canon 14mm 2.8L, Canon 24mm 1.4L, Canon 50mm 1.2L, and Canon 70–200mm 2.8L. The video is one of the best time laps­es out there, a stun­ning trib­ute to the city that nev­er sleeps.

Eugene Buchko is a blog­ger and pho­tog­ra­ph­er liv­ing in Atlanta, GA. He main­tains a pho­to­blog, Eru­dite Expres­sions, and writes about what he reads on his read­ing blog.

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