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Photographer’s Timelapse Project Showcases City At Night

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(Credit: Max Wilson)

(Credit: Max Wilson)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – A Chicago photographer has just finished a two-year project shooting time-lapse video of the city at night.

WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports the movie is called the “Chicago Timelapse Project – Windy City Nights,” and offers glimpses of the Chicago skyline, Millennium Park, the Museum Campus, and other landmarks lit up at night.

It’s the work of photographer Max Wilson, who collected more than 200,000 exposures with a still camera to create timelapse views of the city’s architecture.

After scouring through 8 terabytes of data, he created a six-minute film of the best images, including dizzying shots from a moving car, and multiple views from rooftops, high-rise windows, and other vantage points throughout the city.

“There is something about the lights at night and the passage of time that is really captivating and what better place to capture this than the City of Chicago,” Wilson wrote of his project.

You can watch his film here.

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