I’m sure there are plenty of places on Earth that make great subjects for timelapse photography, but Sydney manages to pop its head up on a eerily consistent basis. Perhaps there’s nothing more to it than the shiny lights and iconic shape of the Opera House, which, I’m sure you’ll agree, always astounds when good camera-smiths aim their hardware at it.
The almost two-minute timelapse above is brought to us by photographer Matthew Vandeputte, who snapped 100,000+ photos over the course of a year while travelling around the world. The photos were captured using two cameras — a Canon 5D Mark III and 600D. Editing and composition were handled by Lightroom, After Effects and Final Cut Pro X.
Two recommendations before watching the video — turn the sound down as the music will do evil things to your eardrums and up the video quality to at least 720p as there’s quite a bit of motion between 30 and 50 seconds that looks like a mess at lower resolutions.