Gotta Watch: Moving through time
Time-lapse photography shows traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
September 28th, 2011
11:02 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Moving through time

It's an artistic technique that allows you to fast-forward through time and it's absolutely fascinating to watch.  We're talking about time-lapse photography. This simple art of taking images every second over an extended period of time and then replaying the images in normal speed creates a feeling of moving through time.  Today's Gotta Watch features some of our favorite time-lapse videos, inspired by a video we posted Tuesday that shows an incredible view of the Northern Lights in Denmark. In case you missed it, the video is at the end of this post.

Around the earth in 1 minute - Take a trip around planet Earth thanks to time-lapse video of 600 stitched-together photos from NASA's astronaut photo database. It's certainly a view that puts maps to shame.

Dust storm looks like Armageddon – It's hard to get this image out of your mind once you watch this time-lapse of a dust storm blanketing Phoenix, Arizona.

Snow storm sped up - In 2010 an iReporter used time-lapse photography to capture incredible footage of a snowstorm in New Jersey as it buries his backyard.

One frame at a time  - In 2010 we asked iReporters from around the world to submit videos of a single day through time-lapse photography.  You've gotta watch what we put together.

Lights in the sky - Check out the beautiful display of colors in the sky during this time-lapse of the Aurora Borealis.

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  1. ChrisG

    How about a fast food joint being built or remodeled?

    [vimeo 14567504 w=320 h=240]

    [vimeo 14567311 w=500 h=369]

    September 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • d

      My favorite in the first one is when the brick the wall. Yo Hablo Espanol?

      September 28, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. NickG

    Time-lapse of San Francisco

    [vimeo 14848081 w=500 h=281]

    September 28, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • NickG

      [vimeo 14848081 w=720 h=405]

      September 28, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jarno

    I would like to se them stupid adds in the begining of the clips timelapsed

    September 29, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
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