Sick DC Time-Lapse

If the above doesn’t work for you here’s a direct link to the District 1.5 : HDR Time-lapse from Drew Geraci.

Via the power of the interwebs, I stumbled across this awesome HDR time-lapse by Drew Geraci. The shots were taken over a 3 day period, during which Geraci was stopped 9 times by the National Parks Service and 3 times by DC Metro police;  post-production (rendering, editing, etc.) took Geraci only 1 day. This is the photogs first full scale production time-lapse using the new HDR technique that he’s developed from his own personal photography experience.

Personally, I’m loving the locations selected; they really capture the heart of this city. Whoever said that DC is a sleepy town clearly needs to see this as the locations selected, be they thoroughfares, monuments or sites, are packed with pedestrian and vehicular activity. In the 3 plus minute long video, we’re taken on a whirlwind trip around DC through saturated hi-def quality of the shots and kickass crescendoing musical accompaniment. Tre cool.

Rebecca Johnson

A born and bred New Yorker, Rebecca made the big trip “down south” to DC in 2006 and hasn’t looked back. She spends her days strategizing/planning/ideating how interactive products can help her clients and change the world. In her free time, she explores DC’s ever expanding bar, restaurant and small business scene, plays a crap ton of soccer, attends concerts that contribute to her sleep deprivation and embarks on local adventures. Read why Rebecca loves DC or follow her on twitter.

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9 thoughts on “Sick DC Time-Lapse

  1. The motion control camera aspect of it is what makes me wonder how much gear he had to do this. You could fake the zooms, but the crane and panning stuff is almost impossible without some kind of motion control. Amazing work.

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  3. That’s “The Awakening” it was at Haynes Point, but was moved and now is at National Harbour.

  4. Let’s see.

    Union Station is in NE.
    The shot of Lefant Plaza at 2:11 is in SW.
    We’ve got Alexandria, Arlington and National Harbor represented.

    I guess he did leave out SE, along with Georgetown, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Silver Spring, etc.

  5. True, he got a few spots that were on the border, and L’Enfant plaza which I missed, but I can think of a dozen places deeper into SE, SW, or NE that would have been perfect for this. And why so many VA sites?

  6. @hmm

    I don’t know.

    Why is the earth round? Why do birds lay eggs? Why does George Will’s hair always look immaculate? Why do you focus on what it’s missing instead of what’s included?

    These are great questions that must indeed be answered.