Time-lapse photography has been around for over 100 years. It allows viewers to see time progressing without having to wait around for it to happen, a la Koyaanisqatsi or Baraka. It also reveals the way the world works on a scale that's invisible to the unaided eye.
With the use of high-quality DSLR cameras, computer-driven timers and tripods, it’s never been easier to achieve these images. Professionals and hobbyists alike are creating stunning views of our world — from the cosmos to the Truckasaurus.
Here are 10 of our favorite recent time lapse films for your viewing pleasure (please excuse some of the over-the-top music). Feel free to point out any of your own favorites in the comments.
Filmmaker Dominic Boudreault takes us on a time-lapse journey through his hometown of Quebec. These surreal images were captured in January through April of 2010.