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Night and Day Blend Together in Beautiful Time-Slice Photos of Iconic Buildings from Around the World

Birds Nest, Beijing, China

Birds Nest, Beijing, China

Richard Silver is a name that’s popped up before here on PetaPixel. Just over a year ago we shared his ‘time-slice’ photo collages that blended together day and night in the Big Apple. Today, we share his next, more international project.

This time he’s taking his ‘time-slice’ photography across the world, capturing iconic buildings in cities all over the globe. From the Easter Island Statues to the Colosseum in Rome, Silver captures some of the worlds most magnificent creations, splitting frames and composing them together to show the landmarks from sunrise to sunset in a single frame.

Throughout his travels, Silver says that he does his best to pick a building or feature that epitomizes the city. Once he’s found a place, he uses the sun-tracking app, Magic Hour, to properly plan out his shoot before heading out to the location.

The final compositions consist of approximately 36 frames a piece:

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Trieste , Italy

Trieste , Italy

Tongariki Easter Island Sunset

Tongariki Easter Island Sunset

Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

London, England

London, England

India Gate, Mumbai, India

India Gate, Mumbai, India

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

To see Silver’s previous work or keep up with as he continues to capture beautiful photographs, check out our previous coverage, head on over to his website or give him a follow on Flickr.

(via Colossal)


Image credits: Photographs by Richard Silver and used with permission


 
  • Jim Johnson

    Either all the slices are taken fairly close together, or those are some of the slowest moving clouds in history.

  • Ralph Hightower

    Great sequences! I haven’t done any enlarging from film, but this looks like test strips to pick the best settings.

  • Genkakuzai

    Haha I was thinking the same thing.

  • ksporry

    love this idea. been playing with the idea for a while now. haven’t executed yet. However, I would handle it a little differently. I would use a very strong ND filter which would erase the people walking past. with stuff like this you don’t want anything on the border of the overlap (unless you do some clever PS)