Awesome Barcelona Time-Lapse Made up of 480GB of Photos

What does it take to get your time-lapse picked up as a Vimeo Staff Pick? Well, in photographer Alexandr Kravtsov‘s case: “a broken camera, lost flash drive, nearly 100 subway rides, 24,000 photos, endless hours of post-production and rendering and 480GB of material.”

But the time-lapse that came out on the other end probably made the whole experience worth it, and gives us a great foot on which to start the week.

Admittedly, we’ve heard of time-lapses that reached into the Terabytes of memory before they were made, so 480GB might not be extraordinary, but time-lapse photographers don’t always give you the statistics behind their creations like Kravtsov so kindly did.


Kravtsov used his Canon 7D (which apparently ran into some issues) a Tokina 11-16mm, a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L and a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L to capture the footage. There’s no mention of motion rigs in the description, but according to Fstoppers, each of the motion shots was done entirely by hand using a stabilized tripod and ball head.

Check out the video at the top to see it all for yourself and get your Barcelona wanderlust revving, and if you’d like to see more from Kravtsov, you can check him out on Facebook or his website by following the corresponding links.

(via Gizmodo)

  • Robisierra

    Damn, this is some serious work :) Nice job!

  • superduckz

    The highest compliment I can possibly give is that A) I am generally not all that impressed with time lapses however B) I am so impressed by this one that in the span a few minutes I now REALLY want to visit Barcelona. It uses scale and composition in a way that I get a great “feel” for what the city must be like. If they have a chamber of commerce they should hire him. Bravo!

  • Marty Bleiker

    that was a most Remarkable trip to Barcelona what a fantastic shoot. Sound & Vision.

  • carp

    Stunning. Are the zooms in and out done through post production rendering? I just can’t figure out how this was done so elegantly.

  • lidocaineus

    If the perspective changes, it’s camera movement. If the perspective remains the same, it’s a lens zoom or pixel zoom/pan.

  • aaronpriestphoto

    THAT was awesome!

  • thierrynz

    some Spanish music please!

  • Love the video!

    I think the video is a great work! Its awesome!, the only thing that its not perfect is the music used, quite a headache after 2 minutes or so…. but thats just me though. Once again, Great work!

  • jkkjkk

    dude the video is amazing but u missed lot of places more beautiful than some in the video

  • colynb

    Some really great shots, though I thought the choice of music seemed distracting

  • Muhammed Arshed Fazal

    U most definitely should pay a visit Barcelona. Amazing place to visit and live!

  • Muhammed Arshed Fazal

    Yeah Motnserrat comes to mind but i think the major areas of the metorpolis are covered