Comments: [fv] parking traffic

Wow! Very nice!

I have been visiting your site for a while now and this is very different from what you normally have!

Keep up the awesome work :)

Posted by Nicholas at December 18, 2006 01:23 AM

Very cool.

Posted by Heath at December 18, 2006 01:29 AM

gosh this is so coooooooooooooooool!

Posted by milane at December 18, 2006 01:32 AM


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Posted by ma.tija at December 18, 2006 01:40 AM

Awesome experiment. Who knew that parking lot was so busy at night. ;)

Posted by Tanja > at December 18, 2006 01:48 AM

I love stuff like this.. good job!

Posted by Julie at December 18, 2006 01:54 AM

cool idea

Posted by tdotter at December 18, 2006 02:05 AM

Absolutely awesome...I love the idea of time lapsed photograpy...I would love to try this one day.

Keep up this amazing work that inspires so much of us here in the world of photography.

This is why you win all the photoblog awards!!!

Posted by Curtis at December 18, 2006 02:07 AM

WOW sam.....
i love this
i love how you continue to amaze us with your works

Posted by christine at December 18, 2006 02:16 AM

really incredible

Posted by Peter at December 18, 2006 02:19 AM

Do you have an email address I could contact you at. I have some questions concerning your book I was hoping you could answer for me.

Posted by Peter at December 18, 2006 02:22 AM

you know what? this one reminds me some great scenes from 'Beraka', a 1992 film by Ron Fricke. there are some fabulous scenes like this in Baraka and all in all, these sequences show me absurdities of modern life. huge thanks for your shot(s) and see that motion picture, in case you haven't yet :)

Posted by Mohammad at December 18, 2006 02:23 AM

i remember seeing some time back, it sure looks nice!

Posted by oscar at December 18, 2006 02:26 AM

I pass by that area quite frequently.

Posted by Aabid at December 18, 2006 02:28 AM

beautiful chaos! another original sam, great job!

Posted by shane j montgomery at December 18, 2006 02:28 AM

great idea, sam - how long did you take the images for? You never sem to run out of creative ideas - kudos!

Posted by Mohamed Somji at December 18, 2006 02:35 AM

Really Awesome Idea! I have been following Daily Dose of Imagery.. This one is pretty cool :-)! Should try it out, when i get my own dslr..!

Posted by Karthick R at December 18, 2006 03:23 AM

That is so cool!

Posted by florence98 at December 18, 2006 03:26 AM

this is REALLY cool

Posted by ken at December 18, 2006 03:37 AM

This is cool, and a good ad for Pclix (are they paying you enough for this?)

I would love to see what it would look like if the exposure time was the same as the time in between photos. In this case a 10 second exposure matches with photos every 10 seconds. Or a shorter one with 2 and 2 or something.

Posted by Take More Photos at December 18, 2006 03:52 AM

Magic, Sam. I's been ages since you did one of these lapses. This one is a DILLY! So, Pcix for Christmas, then....

Posted by paddy at December 18, 2006 05:14 AM

Wow. Thats amazing! How long did you have to sit around?

Posted by Joshua Chan at December 18, 2006 05:16 AM

Wow how cool is that.

Posted by Pete Carr at December 18, 2006 05:22 AM

What a great idea...

Posted by Tony at December 18, 2006 05:51 AM

That is pretty damn cool

Posted by Sean Galbraith at December 18, 2006 05:55 AM

Very cool!!

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Posted by Gabriel Nita at December 18, 2006 06:17 AM

Awesome compilation of photos and a great take on a classic idea. I've always thought it would be a wonderful thing to see someone do this over a year in a park setting to watch the seasons change!

Posted by Dru at December 18, 2006 06:18 AM

kar e besiar zibayee shode bud :) mamnoon

Posted by rizgul at December 18, 2006 06:29 AM

Unbelievable! That is so cool. I'm going to link to it in today's blog post.

Posted by Cuidado at December 18, 2006 07:33 AM

This is cool!
How long was it to take all those pictures?

Posted by Jimpur at December 18, 2006 07:41 AM

How cool is that? I like it. I should try this one day :)

Posted by Rami at December 18, 2006 07:44 AM

Most excellent!!! Very, extremely, awesome, stuff!!!

Posted by Laurie at December 18, 2006 07:47 AM

Totally cool! Never seen this process used on a photoblig before. Hmmm.... the possibilities...

Posted by Brant at December 18, 2006 07:51 AM

Thanks for posting this, I find it beautifull. I'm curious: how much pictures does that makes you? :)

Posted by Claudea at December 18, 2006 07:52 AM

wonderful and cool idea!

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Posted by mel at December 18, 2006 08:47 AM

At first instant, I was disappointed with the photograph...until I noticed it was moving. "It's alive, it's alive!" and all that. What can I say, but utterly fascinating!

Posted by John at December 18, 2006 09:04 AM

interesting how te billboard to the right shows "one zone"

Posted by Arthur at December 18, 2006 09:10 AM


Posted by joy at December 18, 2006 10:19 AM

wow, so cool. Makes people look like some fast moving insects.

Posted by Susie at December 18, 2006 10:29 AM

boy, those busses really keep a good schedule.

Posted by Thomas at December 18, 2006 10:40 AM

Ow- my eyes!

That was a bit intense logging on at 6am.

Cool sequence, once my eyes adjusted.

Posted by Philip at December 18, 2006 11:39 AM

Excellent Sam, I love your unique ability to find new ways of showing cool images.

Posted by Craig at December 18, 2006 12:29 PM

Great sequence I've been wanting to try this for a while.

Posted by Jeff Ambrose at December 18, 2006 12:52 PM

Well, simply fabulous. Really cool to see something like this pop-up on a photoblog. I'm curious... Maybe you add a little piece in your forums about the workflow to get this online: setup, transfering shots (straight to your computer?), processing so many photots, building the SWF.... et al. I'd love to hear more!

Posted by Daniel Seguin at December 18, 2006 01:38 PM

i like how the red car parks right underneath the light as if to say "hey look at me, im red"

Posted by Kevin at December 18, 2006 01:58 PM

Wow. That's great.

Posted by Derek at December 18, 2006 02:20 PM


Posted by Sandra at December 18, 2006 03:38 PM

Great idea, and a lot of fun to watch!

Posted by Steve Cherry at December 18, 2006 03:49 PM

Listening to Sam on CBC Radio1 99.1 right now. 4:50pm EST. Way to go Sam, wicked picture

Posted by Kirby at December 18, 2006 04:53 PM

Just heard you on CBC Radio. Great stuff. Keep up the great work.

Posted by Martin at December 18, 2006 05:07 PM

very like "Koyannisqatsi"

Posted by James Chadwick at December 18, 2006 05:17 PM

simply awesome ! Just a fantastic visual experience ! I have some questions :

1. what was the time of the first picture and the time of the last shot as well ?

2. how many pictures were taken between the two (well I can calculate that from your previous answer but I'm not very good in maths ;-) ).

Thanks Sam for your great pictures... I'm waiting a bit after the rush of christmas to buy your book. I hope you're shipping in France as well :-).

Posted by Francois at December 18, 2006 05:29 PM

This could have been of something more interesting. Maybe of the skyline with clouds/sunset/sunrise or something. But a parking lot?

Posted by Adam at December 18, 2006 05:47 PM

Great idea!! It would be interesting to do it with a city at night. Thus one could see the lights turning on, and off, and on, and off...
Very good job!

Posted by Djiwôm at December 18, 2006 06:20 PM

this is life ,coming & going.very intersting.

Posted by effat at December 18, 2006 06:36 PM

I love the buses, memories of sketchy nights catching a ride out of town.

Loved your Interview on Here & Now, and gaining a little insight into how you see our amazing city.



Posted by Jon Harris at December 18, 2006 07:24 PM

oh gosh, man you totally did it.

Posted by Shen at December 18, 2006 07:32 PM


Posted by kcc at December 18, 2006 07:33 PM

Holly molly...... that was the most interesting thing i have ever seen... I think you are one of a kind... You should have a party for all the faithful... I am on rock my world.

Posted by susan at December 18, 2006 07:46 PM

Very smooth, this looks great. I really wish there was some music added to this. Seems like a great way to make some lo-fi music vids.

Posted by josh at December 18, 2006 07:54 PM

Excellent : )
Didn't expect the movment, for a second I thought my eyes are deluded.

Posted by Noushin at December 18, 2006 08:10 PM

wow, this is an intresting post. you normally dont do things like this, but its amazing, there's so much stuff going on its hard to see it all

keep it up

p.s. when are you going to be getting more books in stock?

Posted by Mike at December 18, 2006 08:23 PM


Posted by D Salmon at December 18, 2006 09:06 PM

Excellent - can't wait to see more like this.

Posted by Gary at December 18, 2006 10:06 PM

I like how the guy in the red car (bottom left, toward the end) manages to roll all the way out in to the sidewalk before putting the car in reverse... great work!

Posted by josh at December 18, 2006 11:40 PM

unbelievable - amazing!

Posted by mykodachrome at December 18, 2006 11:47 PM

Interesting shot.

Posted by Daniel at December 18, 2006 11:49 PM


Posted by shula at December 19, 2006 12:28 AM

Good! I like it.

Posted by Eric at December 19, 2006 01:21 AM

i could say this about any of your photos, but i will say this here and now because this particular set of images is so unique; you are a wonderful artist, thank you for capturing our beautiful city on film

Posted by mike at December 19, 2006 01:50 AM

Very cool. I like the way you use both still photograph and these timelapse movies, which I have tried to make as well, but never with a very good result! :-)

Posted by Thomas Solberg / Project neXus at December 19, 2006 02:47 AM

mesmerizing. i'm in the red car during frame 324.

Posted by mlLk at December 19, 2006 09:41 AM

I'm here every morning and every evening to catch the bus. Thanks for capturing it in a way I've never seen before.

Posted by Joseph Yachimec at December 19, 2006 01:58 PM

So, this is from what tme to what time?
I'm expecting from 8 AM to midnight. So one picture every 10 seconds means 6 pics every min which means 6*60*16 pics...Am I close?

Posted by sami at December 19, 2006 04:28 PM

wow... just WOW :)

Posted by Shawn at December 19, 2006 09:22 PM

u drive me crazy dadash!

Posted by amun at December 19, 2006 09:32 PM

Great work again Sam. What software did you use to string the pictures together ?

I have a d200 with built in interval mode and would like to try something similar

Posted by Richard Lowe at December 22, 2006 04:04 AM

great shot, I have introduced your site to others at a computer workshop and they were thrilled with this page. Keep shooting.

Posted by robinson at December 22, 2006 09:44 AM

Sam! You are the BEST!

Posted by Kimberly Way at December 24, 2006 02:18 PM

Fantastic - I've never seen anything like this on a photoblog before. Well done :)

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Posted by ruben at December 30, 2006 06:43 PM

cooooool shizzle.

Posted by Peter at January 6, 2007 11:19 PM

Wow .. thats Excellent.

Really great seeing the change as you don't usually notice it.

Great Site! I Check Back Everyday


Posted by Kristy at January 8, 2007 05:42 AM

Wow! I think you either live in the unit right above me or right below me!!!! Good old Horizon on Bay.

Posted by Steve at January 9, 2007 02:57 PM

Nice, i really like what you're saying here. It's already bookmarked.

Posted by Milo taitel at January 16, 2007 07:13 PM

Hey Sam,

Thought you'd like to know that this post was recently highlighted on Pizzeria Uno's eNewsletter, "The Deep Dish." Pretty random, but their newsletters usually are. I don't know how many subscribers they have, but I'd be willing to bet they number in the 5-to-6 digit range. Nice going. Let me know if you'd like a copy...

Mike E

Posted by Mike E at March 8, 2007 01:08 PM
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