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This ‘Flow-Motion’ Hyperlapse of Barcelona Won’t ‘Blow Your Mind’… But It’ll Get Close


We’re trying, we really are trying to stay away from the word-inflation, click-bait terms like ‘jaw-dropping.’ But dang it if this hyperlapse by photographer Rob Whitworth didn’t actually have us staring at the screen wide-eyed and slack-jawed.

Whitworth is calling this a ‘flow-motion’ film, but whatever you want to call it, he’s taken the hyperlapse to a new level and left just about every other one we’ve ever seen in the creative dust.

Sagrada Familia , Barcelona, Spain

Of course, that’s not to say that any of this was easy. As he enumerates in the video’s description, the time-lapse took him 363 total hours of work between the 75 hours of logistics and travel, 31 hours of scouting locations, 78 hours of shooting and a whopping 179 hours of post-production.

And those 179 hours were spent dealing with 26,014 Camera Raw files that totaled up to some 817GB of data… external hard drives anyone?


Whitworth also revealed the gear he used, which included four Nikon DSLRs (a D800, D7100, D7100 and D3200), six separate Nikon lenses (10.5mm f/2.8G ED AF DX Fisheye, 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX, 16-35mm f/4G AF-S VR, 28mm AF f/2.8D, 50mm f/1.4G AF-S, 70-200mm f/2.8G) and a Promote Control.

But enough about the gear and time spent, check out the video at the top and gawk at the still below that Whitworth was kind enough to share with us:








To see more from Whitworth, check out our previous coverage of his work, head over to his website, or give him a follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Image credits: Photographs by Rob Whitworth and used with permission