Once in a while, we come across something at EWC that just makes us all smile and appreciate creative people with a vision.

Things like this need no utilitarian purpose. It’s just a wonder to know they exist.

Here’s the work of one of those fabulous people who takes a unique look at the well-known city, Boston, Massachusetts, and puts it in a whole new light for us!

This new version of time-lapse photography dubbed “layer-lapse,” is being perfected by an artist named Julian Tryba.

His work is nothing short of mesmerizing! See what you think!…

I needed an explanation so I went on a little google search for us all. The most concise and understandable piece I found on this was on a website you might want to visit called PictureCorrect.com. If you are into photography, it might be just the spot for a few tips. Here’s what they had to say about Julian Tryba’s work:

Layer-lapse moves beyond the linear time of traditional time lapse and modifies not just a single timeline in a sequence, but various times in different parts of the sequence. Where traditional time lapse speeds up time from just one perspective and one time frame, layer-lapse allows for any number of “times” to be in motion in a single scene. That’s why many of the objects in each sequence are running at different speeds and times than others. As Tryba explains it:

“Traditional time lapses are constrained by the idea that there is a single universal clock. In the spirit of Einstein’s relativity theory, layer-lapses assign distinct clocks to any number of objects or regions in a scene. Each of these clocks may start at any point in time, and tick at any rate. The result is a visual time dilation effect known as layer-lapse.”

How is this done? Each image is not only layered into a time lapse sequence, each layer is animated separately. The buildings, vehicles, trees, etc. all have their own unique time sequence layered into the scene.  Consequently, they’re not limited by the time sequence of any other part of the image. 2

Well, even though I only understand it marginally better, it’s still a wonder of creativity and innovation, and that’s what we are celebrating every day here at everwideningcircles.com. Take a look around. I think you’ll find that we are the opposite of the negative 24-hour news cycle. No agenda here accept to prove every day that this is still an amazing world (our motto). Julian Tryba’s work certainly fits that goal.

Take a look at Julian’s website for other wonders. You can find him over on his website.

If you have time for more wonder, scroll to the bottom of this article and you’ll see a few articles I recommend. There’s are so many creative people out there! It was hard to decide which to point you too.  That’s a good problem we have here on everwideningcircles.com. All six of the following articles are transformational. Relax and have some fun there.

Meanwhile, stay open, curious and hopeful. See you tomorrow!

~ Dr. Lynda


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  1. Tryba, Julian. “Boston Layer-Lapse.” Vimeo. Kessleru.com/2014/10/what-drives-you, Sept. 2014. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.
  2. LEBENDIG, USNEA. “Boston Layer-Lapse Is the First Timelapse Sequence of Its Kind.” PictureCorrect. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2015. <http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/boston-layer-lapse-is-the-first-timelapse-sequence-of-its-kind/>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world.