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Top 5 Timelapses of 2013

By Anthony Thurston on December 23rd 2013

If there is one thing that I know to be true about the year 2013, it was that there were more beautiful timelapses released than I can count. Technology has advanced to a point now that just about anyone with a DSLR can create an awe inspiring timelapse video that will knock your socks off. Now that the year is drawing to a close let’s step back and take a look at the top 5 timelapse videos of 2013 (In chronological order).

1.  New Zealand Landscapes Volume II

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Bevan Percival of Primal Earth Images created a stunning landscape timelapse of the New Zealand terrain. This one really is something special.

2. MirrorCity

timelapse-2Photographer Michael Shainblum has been specializing in mirrored images and video for around 5 years. In 2013 he took his mirroring talents into the Timeplase field, and the results blew my mind.

3. Mauna Kea Heavens

timelapse-3Atop Hawaii’s biggest Island, Mauna Kea, lie an array of telescopes that make up one of the foremost observatories in the world.  Most of the time, viewing conditions are some of the best in the world!  At about 14,000 ft elevation the observatories experience reduced light pollution and increased visibility.

4. Breathtaking Timelapse Of The American West

shane-black-timelapseOver this last summer photographer Shane Black and two of his friends left their jobs to spend a 2 month trip travelling the country taking pictures and teaching workshops. Over the course of that two month trip the team traveled through 32 states, visited 13 national parks, and drove close to 13,000 miles.

5. The Longest Way

timelapse-5On his 26th birthday, Christoph Rehage went out for a walk. After 4646 miles he compiled this amazing timelapse of the journey all centered around his beard.

Which Timelapse was Your Favorite of 2013?

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Honorable Mention

Wyoming Wildscapes 2

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Journey Part One

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RIO 10K Timelapse

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Juan B Justo

    Hi, sorry to put me on your inbox. I wanted to recommend this video made with pictures of instagram. vimeo.com/42381325

    Thanks for your time, wish you like.

    Lucas Otero
    juanbjusto.tv
    reel vimeo.com/73814196

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  2. Matthew

    Shameless plug here ;)
    My 2013 showreel covering my work at the biggest festivals in the world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=friyw5fcm-A

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  3. Naumaan

    The City Lights time-lapse is amazing too! It’s my favorite https://vimeo.com/80629469

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  4. FotoStefan

    I vote fot RIO 10K !

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  5. Manar Aleryani

    The longest way was posted in youtube in 2008???

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  6. Manar Aleryani

    Have you seen Thomas Jullien’s Instagram Timelapse??
    He made a timelapse from random instagram posts by strangers… It’s the best I have ever seen
    http://vimeo.com/m/79207239

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  7. Tor-Ivar

    I would like to think https://vimeo.com/79902085 might be one of the very best Aurora Borealis time-lapse videoes this year.

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  8. Bob Roberts

    The landscapes are amazing. Makes me want to go out and do my own.

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